George Washington: set precedent in everything he did; from est. working relationship w Congress, to staying neutral in foreign affairs.
Theodore Roosevelt: square deal, and his trust busting. Latin American policy of speak softly, but carry a big stick
Woodrow Wilson: WW1
Franklin D. Roosevelt: New Deal policies, WW2, most influential in 20th century
John F. Kennedy: New Frontier, strengthened the instutition
Lyndon Johnson: Great Society, Vietnam War
Richard Nixon: foreign policy (Vietnam War), detente w/ Soviet Union
Reagan/George H.W. Bush: catalysts in ending Cold War.
Clinton: balanced budget
George W. Bush: 9/11