Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Jack Meek

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© 2014 Mark Nietzel


This thesis observes and critiques leadership and crisis management by seven of the presidents of the United States, starting in the mid 20th century and ending right before our current president’s term. The paper analyzes presidential policies and decision-making, and assesses (grades) their overall performance on how they managed crises. The paper will look at the historical aspects of each crisis and view them through the governmental lens the presidency, and then apply leadership concepts to each president for a final analysis.

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