Archive for April, 2009

Histories Over-rated and Under-rated

April 13, 2009

I decided to do a series of comparison lists of histories over-rated and under-rated as they relate to each other.  This list is political and military leaders.

Some of the comparisons require a little thought.  For example, Hamilton and Jackson.  Hamilton is the most respected financial pioneer in American History, but Andrew Jackson is the only President to eliminate National debt and operate a trade surplus, so Jackson is under-rated as compared to Hamilton.

Over-Rated Under-Rated
Christopher Columbus Marco Polo
Ronald Regan Richard Nixon
Queen Elizabeth Queen Victoria
Franklin Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
Hitler Napoleon
Alexander Hamilton Andrew Jackson
Sitting Bull Crazyhorse
Grant Lee
Alexander Caesar
William Wallace Robert Bruce