Category Archives: Leadership

Dolley Madison: Creating The Role Of First Lady

Theme of the month on Gazette665 in February 2017 is “American First Ladies,” and we’ve picked history and biographies of four presidents’ wives to share with you. Today, we introduce Dolley Madison, wife of the James Madison who was the fourth … Continue reading

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Re-discovering General Patton

  The message arrived at headquarters. By-pass the town of Trier because it would take too long and too many divisions to capture. With a grin, Patton sent back the reply: “Have taken Trier with two divisions. Do you want … Continue reading

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“I Like Ike”

Long before Facebook introduced the trend of “Liking” people and things, a presidential candidate’s campaign planners distributed pins reading “I Like Ike.” Ike was actually the nickname of former U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was liked and was voted … Continue reading

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William H. Taft: The President Who Wanted To Be A Judge

Usually if someone spends time campaigning and wins the election, we assume they want to hold office as president. However, there was at least one American president who wasn’t very excited about his new job. He wanted to be a … Continue reading

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James Monroe & American Foreign Policy

A peaceful presidency. Over-shadowed by his predecessors. A quiet, determined man. These are words I use to describe the Virginian holding the executive office between the years 1817 and 1825. James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States. Highlights … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Jackson’s Values

Recently, I heard someone talking about “values”…but I was frustrated because he did not define what his values were. He was speaking in broad, generalized terms which may be interpreted as one chooses. It is true that each person has … Continue reading

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