So much attention is usually paid to foreign policy during any President’s administration, but domestic accomplishments are something that needs much more attention.
Following is what this author regards as the greatest domestic accomplishment of each President since Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Franklin D. Roosevelt—Social Security Act of 1935
Harry Truman–Integration of the military and Washington DC in 1948
Dwight D. Eisenhower–Appointment of Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1953 and Associate Justice William Brennan in 1956
John F. Kennedy—Integration of University of Mississippi by James Meredith, with federal enforcement in 1962
Lyndon B. Johnson—Civil Rights Act of 1964
Richard Nixon–Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970
Gerald Ford—Appointment of Associate Justice John Paul Stevens in 1975
Jimmy Carter—Environmental Reform and Expansion of Public Lands 1977-1981
Ronald Reagan—Social Security Reform in tandem with Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neill in 1983
George H. W. Bush—Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
Bill Clinton—Appointment of Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993 and Stephen Breyer in 1994
George W. Bush—Medicare Part D Prescription Law of 2003
Barack Obama—Affordable Care Act of 2010
Discussion and commentary on this list is welcome!