For each of the categories that were decided to be the most important qualities in a president, there were many past presidents that appeared to excel in each area.
Communication: We decided that our President should possess the communication that President Reagan had. During his time in office, he was considered to be “the great communicator”. While he was president, almost everybody could relate to him, he had everyone’s trust, and used the technology of his day to his advantage. With that, everybody knew what was going on in the White House, around the country, and overseas. However, F.D.R. also was an excellent communicator. During World War II and the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s fireside chats always kept the American people informed and up-to-date with what was going on.
Leadership: For the characteristic of leadership, we chose President George Washington. First of all, he was the first president ever, and that is a huge responsibility. He took charge of America when it was not that powerful and the people were divided, and brought unity and strength. Washington was unanimously elected to lead the people in creating the Constitution, which is obviously a very important document in America. Our other choice was Lincoln. He was powerful, unique, and fought for equality in America. We ultimately decided on Washington though.
Military Experience: For this trait, we chose President Ulysses S. Grant. He possessed many qualities that led to his military greatness, he knew a lot about the operations of an army through person experience, he was an open to new ideas given by people of lower rank, and was able to accept his flaws and make adjustments. He played a large role in important wars such as the Mexican American War in 1846. Our other options for this were Theodore Roosevelt, who won a medal of honor for his service, and Andrew Johnson who was elected military governor of Tennessee.
Intelligence: We thought that the...