Thaddeus Stevens the Savior: A history and psychology of a man who reformed America for the rise of the Obama presidency

John Egbeazien Oshodi


The aim of this paper was to reveal the psycho-historical work of Thaddeus Stevens,  a 19th century  American political leader  known for his aggressive and fearless focus on the issues of Civil Rights and the African-American struggle. Stevens’s use  of rigid psychology in terms of aggressively pursuing a new political attitude for the United States of America in the South especially was significant.  The south was historically known for its  racial  worldview, ethnic history, and cultural behaviors  that were highly influenced by hate and violence against persons of Black African ancestry.  Stevens’s desire to bring change and shape white racial attitude and behaviors towards non-whites by any means necessary was noted in this paper. The paper showed how Stevens words and works made it possible for a man like President Obama to become a historic candidate for the presidency, winning the office twice.

Key Words: Stevens, History, America, Obama, South,  Civil Rights, African

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