Today – March 18

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Notable U. S. Birthday

Grover Cleveland – both the 22nd and 24th President of the United States

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Grover Cleveland worked to restore power to the Presidency after Andrew Johnson’s impeachment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was both the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for President three times—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was the only Democrat elected to the Presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from 1860 to 1912. Cleveland’s admirers praise him for his honesty, independence, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism.  As a leader of the Bourbon Democrats, he opposed imperialism, taxes, subsidies and inflationary policies, but as a reformer he also worked against corruption, patronage, and bossism.

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Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1822-1837)
Gilded Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1822-1842)

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Today – March 16

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James Madison – Founding Father and 4th President of the United States

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Secretary of State James Madison, who won Marbury v. Madison, but lost Judicial review. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Madison (March 16, 1751–June 28, 1836) was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Considered to be the “Father of the Constitution”, he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. The first President to have served in the United States Congress, he was a leader in the 1st United States Congress, drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights), and thus is also known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights“. As a political theorist, Madison’s most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect individual rights from the tyranny of the majority.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)

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Today – March 15

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Andrew Jackson – 7th President of the United States

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English: Andrew Jackson – 7 th President of the United States (1829–1837) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans (1815), and eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. He was a polarizing figure who dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s. His political ambition combined with widening political participation, shaping the modern Democratic Party. Renowned for his toughness, he was nicknamed “Old Hickory.” As he based his career in developing Tennessee, Jackson was the first president primarily associated with the frontier.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)

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Today – February 22

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George Washington– The 1st President of the United States and acknowledged as “Father of his Country.”

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Emanuel Leutze’s depiction of Washington’s attack on the Hessians at Trenton on December 25, 1776, was a great success in America and in Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775–1783, and he presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. As the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States (1789–1797), he developed the forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. As President, he built a strong, well-financed national government that avoided war, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types, and Washington is now known as the “Father of his country”.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The Age of Enlightenment – First Turning, High (1693-1733)
Liberty Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1724-1741)

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Today – February 12

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(Editor’s note: February 12, 1809 turned out to be a very big day for humankind.  Two remarkable men born on that day.  One changed the way we look at ourselves and one changed the way we look at others.)

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Abraham Lincoln – “The Great Emancipator”  16th President of the United States

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Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. As the war was drawing to a close, Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)

Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – February 9

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William Harrison – 9th President of the United States

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William Henry Harrison, the 1st Governor of Indiana Territory from 1801 to 1812, and the 9th President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, the ninth President of the United States, and the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald Reagan in 1980, Harrison served 32 days in office, still the shortest tenure in United States presidential history, before his death in April 1841. His death created a brief constitutional crisis, but ultimately resolved many questions about presidential succession left unanswered by the Constitution until passage of the 25th Amendment.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)

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Today – February 6

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Feb 06 1788 – Massachusetts becomes the sixth United State

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Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of California

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Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). Born in Illinois, Reagan moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, where he was an actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a spokesman for General Electric (GE). His start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962, at the age of 51.  As president, Reagan implemented bold new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics,” included deregulation and substantial tax cuts implemented in 1981. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against organized labor, and ordered military actions in Grenada. He was reelected in a landslide in 1984.

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World War Cycle – World War I / Prohibition Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1910-1929)
G.I. Generation – Hero (Civic) (1901-1924)

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Today – January 30

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Franklin D. Roosevelt – 32nd (and longest serving) President of the United States

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English: Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Presidential portrait. 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945 and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms.

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)
Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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Today – January 29

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William McKinley – 25fh President of the United States

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English: William McKinley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William McKinley, Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected.  By the 1880s, McKinley was a national Republican leader; his signature issue was high tariffs on imports as a formula for prosperity, as typified by his McKinley Tariff of 1890.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Slavery Expansion – Third Turning, Unraveling (1838-1859)
Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)

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