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To what extent were the American Founders genuinely realistic? What was unrealistic about their political views? What was realistic?

What are Jefferson's greatest accomplishments as president? His failures?

Was Andrew Jackson right to let the national bank expire?

Was John C. Calhoun's philosophy of decentralism a mere rationale for slavery? Or does it have any independent validity? If so, state why, and if not, why not.

Hofstadter claims that Abraham Lincoln helped to create the legends that surround him. How in Hofstadter's opinion did he do this?

To what extent was the 'Age of Cynicism' truly cynical? What was it cynical about? What was hopeful about it?

Was Theodore Roosevelt a good president or a bad president? State why or why not in detail.

Please describe Woodrow Wilson's ideological evolution in detail.

To what extent should Franklin Roosevelt's accomplishments be praised if he acted out of political...

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