Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis
Sources for Educators
In light of recent events, we’ve chosen to highlight a program that took place several years ago, but still feels relevant today. This special webinar event originally took place on Wednesday, 1 April 2020. Speakers for this program were Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, of Ashland University, and Dr. Stephen Knott, of the United States Naval War College.
History can give us real insight into the problems that face America. In this webinar, we explored several good and bad examples of presidential leadership during crises, hoping to see the qualities and actions that distinguish presidential leadership at its best.
- George Washington/Richard Nixon – The Whiskey Rebellion and Watergate
- Proclamation on the Whisky Rebellion, George Washington, 7 AUG 1794
- Transcript of David Frost’s Interview with Richard Nixon, 1977
- James Buchanan/Abraham Lincoln – Slavery and Civil War
- Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln, 4 MAR 1865
- Franklin D. Roosevelt/George W. Bush – World War II and the War on Terror