ALL THE PRESIDENTS (HAVE BEEN) MEN

A 24 hour Youtube video playlist highlighting each and every President of the United States. (Spoiler alert: They’ve all been men).

Made by scholars, teachers, students, hobbyists, and all manner of Youtube riff-raff, as well as educational media producers, the commercial entertainment industry, and the Public Broadcasting System. An eclectic mix to keep our minds engaged as we learn about these figures, their unfortunate medical conditions, and their social and political environments.

Discussion questions (and it’s OK, the 24 Hour Social Studies Committee recognizes that you may have to do more research to answer these. Feel free to read a book or consult Wikipedia).

Submit your answers to our tumblr!

What rights and privileges did they each have as men (almost all of them European American men) that other people living in the United States did not have?

Compare two of the presidents: Which one was less likely to become President? Why?

What were the main social and political conflicts of each Presidents’ time?

What were the global relations of the U.S. like during each Presidents’ time?

What were the situations of African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latina/o Americans, Native Americans, women, and children during each Presidents’ time?

How was citizenship understood in each Presidents’ time?

How was immigration understood in each Presidents’ time?

How was education understood in each Presidents’ time?

How was healthcare understood in each Presidents’ time?

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