zoe's presidents' day love posts

#2: Theodore Roosevelt

  • It’s Theodore Roosevelt
  • I don’t actually need anymore reasons
  • But I’ll give you some
  • Because there are many
  • Looked good in a top hat
  • Looked good in pretty much everything honestly
  • Has to be the first president that we have a shirtless picture of, right?
  • And what an excellent shirtless picture it is
  • Edith Roosevelt
  • Alice Roosevelt Longsworth
  • Refused to even talk to Congress
  • Does what he wants
  • Crosses rivers by riding meese
  • You cannot tell me that that picture is the only time that happened
  • Really loved being President like I don’t think anyone else ever has
  • Theodore Roosevelt/The Presidency OTP for life
  • He is the best at wearing a mustache
  • You can’t tell me that he didn’t in some part inspire the character of Ron Swanson
  • David McCullough wrote a book about him
  • He wrote books about himself
  • He read constantly because he could read so fast
  • Photographic memory
  • Badass
  • Seriously
  • Badass
  • October birthday
  • I really like the name Theodore
  • Refused to shoot that bear cub
  • Refused to not give his speech just because he’d been shot
  • If that’s not one of the most badass stories you’ve ever heard you have not been paying attention
  • Was more than likely blind in one eye for most of his Presidency
  • Didn’t tell anyone
  • “Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight”
  • Tried to volunteer to go fight in WWI
  • Went down that river in the Amazon that everyone else in the world was too scared to go down
  • Badass
  • It’s Theodore Roosevelt

#1: John Adams

  • I’m not sure I can even accurately portray my love for John Adams
  • I mean really
  • I definitely can’t do it without crying
  • But here goes
  • Abigail Adams
  • Because it is traditional that all lists of John Adams’s good qualities must start with the fact that he got Abigail to marry him and talk to him for 54 years
  • By the way that’s the longest Presidential marriage on record
  • Yeah if you need to go cry now that’s okay
  • October birthday
  • He defended the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre even though there were few things he could have done that were less popular
  • Because the law was so important to him
  • And he didn’t even really snap with the British until they took away the courts
  • Before he was upset but once they took away the courts it was all over John was all in
  • Because he believed in the law
  • Picked George Washington to be commander
  • Picked Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration
  • Picked John Marshall for Chief Justice
  • Won the Boston Massacre case for the most part
  • Loved Abigail Adams a freaking lot
  • Gave us John Quincy Adams
  • Was not good with people
  • Did not really like being in public service
  • But felt this immense sense of duty so he did it any way
  • Didn’t believe in being in debt if you could help it at all (unlike say, Thomas Jefferson)
  • Abigail Adams
  • The man could write a letter
  • Abigail Adams
  • Gave up the Presidency when he was voted out of office, which is at least as important as what Washington did with the two term precedent
  • Kept us out of war with France even though going to war would helped him to gain some popularity as President
  • Really liked reading
  • Was instrumental in building up the US Navy because he understood how important it was
  • Wrote the Massachusetts State Constitution
  • Put passages in there about how important education, especially public education was, which is a big part of why Massachusetts schools are still some of the best in the country
  • Against slavery
  • Abigail Adams
  • Abigail Adams
  • Really honestly tried hard to be a good person and a good public servant
  • Wanted to be the best possible lawyer he could
  • Not a fancy guy
  • Was super loyal to his friends, even when they weren’t exactly loyal to him
  • Abigail/John OTP 98evr
  • In summation
  • John Adams is me
  • I am John Adams
  • Except I am not nearly as fabulous as John Adams
  • But I try hard to be
  • And John Adams makes me want to be a better person, and to try hard to be the best person I possibly can
  • This list does not really do justice to my love of John Adams but it is the best I can do
  • John Adams y'all
  • John Adams
  • Forever number one
  • Abigail Adams
  • John Adams