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Buckeye Presidents

Next to Virginia, the state of Ohio has provided the most Presidents of the United States. Numerous historical studies have attempted to place value upon the ‘successes’ of past Presidents, based on certain criteria. While it is most likely impossible to develop a streamlined, impartial analytical process for valuating Presidents, studies have shown that Ohio-born presidents rated as ‘lower’ than Virginia-born. In his biographical piece Buckeye Presidents: Ohioans in the White House, Philip Weeks explains how each of the Buckeye Presidents was influential in the transformation of the United States from a rural and farming nation, to an industrial powerhouse. This paper will briefly discuss four Presidents that made their mark in United States history. Ulysses S. Grant was originally…