The men who became presidents of the United States had many jobs before ascending to the highest office in the land.
There was no one job for potential presidents. However, a few trends in pre-presidential employment are discernible.
The most common profession for future presidents is the law. The lawyer presidents include:
The phrase lost cities conjures up images of jungles, remote locations, and Lara Croft or Indiana Jones fighting bad guys for treasure.
However, you can find lost cities everywhere, even in the United States. Strangely, the United States has several fascinating lost cities. Moreover, you can visit some of those lost cities.
Lost cities are everywhere because all civilizations occasionally abandon cities, even ours. Thus, there are no true lost cities, only abandoned cities.
Generally, somebody knows the location of most lost cities. However, the term “lost city” is more romantic and less threatening than abandoned. …
The sorry truth is that a lot of fast food is scary. From oversized burgers piled with disgusting looking condiments to cheese with the texture of glue there is much to fear at fast food joints.
Then there’s the health angles, from food that seems designed to cause heartaches to questions about the cleanliness of some fast-food outlets. All the places are scary.
Finally, there are the frightening mascots, the Burger King, the creepy Colonel, that Jack in the Box thing, Wendy, and Ronald McDonald. All of them scare us to death.
Therefore the fast-food experience even more terrifying we…
No company could be more vulnerable to the pandemic than Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT). Statista estimates Hilton operated 6,412 hotels worldwide in 2020.
In detail, Hilton (HLT) operates 5,109 hotels in the United States, 452 hotels in Europe, 325 hotels in the Americas outside the USA, 423 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region and 103 hotels in the Middle East and Africa. Those hotels contained 1.02 million rooms in 2020 up from 971,870 in 2019, Statista estimates.
Predictably, the pandemic’s travel disruption has hit Hilton hard. For instance, Hilton reported a -$195 quarterly operating loss on 31 December 2020. …
America’s political history explains the growing Voting Wars. Indeed, how Americans vote has become a central issue in our politics.
Recent headlines show how intense the Voting Wars have become. Mother Jones; for example, observes Georgia Republicans Are Doubling Down on Racist Voter Suppression. Politico muses State Republicans push new voting restrictions after Trump’s loss. The Guardian tops them all with US democracy on the brink: Republicans wage ‘coordinated onslaught’ on voting rights.
The headlines reflect an all-out war over the vote in America’s state houses. That war is intensifying and spreading to Washington DC.
The unprecedented Republican onslaught involves…
Wall Street is thriving at Morgan Stanley (MS). The investment bank’s quarterly revenues grew by $2.783 billion in 2020.
In detail, Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) began 2020 with quarterly revenues of $10.857 billion on 31 December 2019. Those quarterly revenues grew to $13.64 billion on 31 December 2020.
Impressively, Stockrow estimates Morgan Stanley’s revenues grew by 25.63% in the quarter ending on 31 December 2020. The quarterly revenues grew by 30.94% in the quarter ending on 30 June 2020 and 16.2% in the quarter ending on 30 September 2020. However, the quarterly revenue growth rate shrank by 7.77% …
We all know that fast food is unhealthy, expensive, and bad for the working people who make it and all of us who eat it.
However, we all eat fast food because it is cheap and convenient. Yet we hate ourselves for eating it.
To increase the value of our fast food stocks and help franchise owners everywhere Lists of Doom offers reasons to eat fast food.
Another American company claims it can build a nuclear fusion reactor. TAE Technologies claims its reactor can produce stable plasma that can reach temperatures of over 50 million degrees Celsius.
Reactors will need such hot plasma to achieve sustained fusion reactions to produce electricity. A TAE press release claims the company’s Norman reactor can sustain plasma at temperatures over 41 million degrees Fahrenheit.
TechCrunch speculates that TAE could build a commercial fusion reactor within 10 years. …
The United States has had five party systems since the beginning of the Republic.
Each of these systems has defined politics in a different era of American history and shaped our nation. Understanding the five party systems can help us understand American politics and show us what direction our nation could take in the future.
Studying the party systems can help us understand America because each party system ushers in a new age in American history. Perhaps a new party system could mark the beginning of a new America.
In my analysis the five party systems are: the First Party…
Incredibly, one of the most disruptive laws in American history was a political afterthought. In fact, most Americans ignored the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 when they passed it.
Today, we remember the man responsible for the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Texas) as the architect of Medicare, the enabler of Civil Rights, and the man responsible for the Vietnam War. However, the changes the Immigration Act did more to create today’s America than anything else Johnson did.
Between 1924 and 1965, the Johnson-Reed Act; or Immigration Act of 1924,restricted immigration to small numbers…
Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.