Supreme Court Justices and Their Presidents Term Paper by Byrn

Supreme Court Justices and Their Presidents
An examination of the background and accomplishments of supreme court justices, John Jay and Samuel Alito, as well as their Presidents, George Washington and George W. Bush.
# 107459 | 2,012 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 03, 2008 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency) , Law (General)

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This paper discusses two supreme court justices and the presidents that appointed them to their positions. It specifically looks at John Jay and President George Washington and then looks at Samuel Alito and President George Walker Bush. It describes each of the justices' backgrounds and their accomplishments while in office and then looks at the background of their Presidents and the reasons the President appointed them.

Table of Contents:
John Jay
George Washington
Samuel Alito
George Walker Bush

From the Paper:

"George Walker Bush was born on July 6th, 1946 (Ivins, 2000). He is currently the 43rd President of the United States. His father was George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut. From ninth grade through his senior year, G. W. Bush attended Phillips Academy, a prep school in Massachusetts. Following Phillips Academy, Bush attended Yale University, like his father and grandfather had before him. While attending Yale, Bush was part of an infamous secret society, Skull and Bones. Both his father and grandfather had been members before him, along with other figures of note such as John Kerry, Robert A. Lovett, Alphonso Taft, and Austan Goolsbee are or were also members. Bush graduated from Yale in 1968 with a history degree (Ivins, 2000). After graduating George entered the Air National Guard. Bush briefly worked on a Republican senate campaign in 1972. After failing to get into the University of Texas in 1973, he applied to Harvard Business School and was accepted. After a few years, Bush graduated with a Masters in Business Administration. He then began work in the oil industry (Ivins, 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Columbia University, (2002). The papers of John Jay. Retrieved April 1, 2008, from Columbia University Libraries Web site:
  • Ellis, J. J. (2004). His Excellency: George Washington. New York, New York: Knopf.
  • Ivins, M (2000). Shrub : The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. New York, New York: Vintage.
  • Lossing, B. J. (1890). Eminent Americans. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Wikipedia, (2007). John Jay. Retrieved April 1, 2008, from Wikipedia Web site:

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