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Credo Reference provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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Judicial Wars- Credo Reference
The so-called judicial wars in postwar America have been characterized by political and ideological battles over the appointment and confirmation of federal judges, especially U.S. Supreme Court justices. At stake in these battles is who will preside as the final arbiters in the polarizing debates over contentious social issues of the culture wars.
Overall Assessment Of United States Presidents - Credo Reference
All things considered, our greatest president was Abraham Lincoln. The overall assessment of a president is the sum total of his scores in the five Performance Areas. A chief executive satisfying at a high level all of the criteria in any area would receive twenty points. With five areas being scored, the highest possible rating would be 100 points. No one is perfect, not even our greatest president. The Great Emancipator scored eighty points. He ranks first in Presidential Comportment with nineteen points and is tied for first in the area of Leadership and Decision Making with a perfect twenty.
Presidential Election Process
The procedure for choosing the President of the United States has changed dramatically since George Washington (1732–1799) was elected in January 1789, just months after the nation’s Constitution was ratified. Since the early nineteenth century, political parties have controlled the quadrennial presidential election process.