Presidential March Madness

Who were the United States’ best and worst presidents?  What does it even mean to be the “best” or “worst” when factoring all of the opportunities and crises that have benefited and befallen each presidency?  Utilizing brackets and rankings based on the NCAA’s famed “March Madness” college basketball tournaments, students will examine the successes and failures of each presidency and draw conclusions on which ones were more successful than others.  By the end of the class, each student will possess the skills to more thoroughly scrutinize elected officials—a vital step in one’s development as an engaged citizen.