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1 to 44: The Best and the Worst of American Presidents (Ranking the Modern Presidents)

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2018 Presidential Lecture Series
Presidential historian and former Dole Institute director Richard Norton Smith returns for a deep dive into presidential rankings and what they can teach us. Smith will guide the audience through an examination of the executive office from the exalted to the ignoble, with his participation in the annual C-SPAN Presidential Historians Survey serving as a backdrop. How do time and history shape our viewpoints of a president’s success or failure? A ranking is only the beginning of the story.

Part Four: Ranking the Modern Presidents, Kennedy to Obama
Using the lessons learned from the first three installments of the series, Smith will guide the audience through the highs and lows of the last 10 presidencies. Spanning over 55 years of tumultuous history, these leaders presided over critical events that continue to affect our nation today.


March 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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