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Top Ten (10) United States President's of All Time. | Karemar

Top Ten (10) United States President's of All Time.

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The American Presidency is the most honored and revered political office in the world. Great Generals, Attorneys and even Actors have had the honor of being referred as the Chief Executive of the United States of America. The following list contains the best United States Presidents of all time. My determination and analysis was objective as I thoroughly reviewed each President’s historical influence and actions while in office.

1. Abraham Lincoln

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." - Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, was elected as the 16th President and nearly single handedly saved the Union during the American Civil War. Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War was one of stern direction and no compromise however at the same time Lincoln clearly understood that he would have the task of Uniting the States once the North won the war. Lincoln's actions and vision kept the union together and eventually led to the abolition of slavery in the United States.

2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - FDR

FDR was elected as the 32nd President and is the only President to serve four terms as President. Throughout his four terms in office, FDR had an enormous impact on America. Roosevelt worked tirelessly to end the Great Depression, including the creation and establishment of the New Deal implemented to assist America's return to international prominence.

3. George Washington

"The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest." - Washington

Washington served as our first President and because of such set forth many important precedents and actions that were later followed by his predecessors. His insistence on not to become a "monarch" was pivotal for American politics. This two term precedent was only eclipsed when FDR served four terms. The 22nd amendment has made certain that no Presiednet will ever serve more than two terms.

4. Thomas Jefferson

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. . . the Almighty has no attribute that can take side with us in such a contest." - Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, was elected as the third President of America and his decision to execute the Louisiana Purchase, nearly doubled the United States size overnight. Jefferson was known to be a strong state's rights activist who realized the need for consolidating power in the federal government when necessary.

5. Theodore Roosevelt

"No Man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expedience." - Roosevelt"

Teddy made an enormous impact on America being known as the "Trust Buster" when he vigilantly conquered corrupt businesses. An avid outdoorsman, Teddy was deeply committed to conservation of American wildlife. Teddy established numerous national parks for preservation purposes and halted the rapid expansion of industrialization of his time.

6. Andrew Jackson

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes." - Jackson

Jackson's election showcased the rise of the common man to the office of the president. Jackson was a man of humble beginnings and with his rise he became the epitome of the American dream. His fame and popularity was enormous. Jackson's actions as a strong nationalist are evidenced by his controversial decisions to move the Native Americans during the Trail of Tears east of the Mississippi and his strong fight against the national bank.

7. Woodrow Wilson

"The history of liberty is a history of the limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it." - Wilson

Wilson was at the helm of control when America was brought into the national stage. Wilson's decision to enter World War I and away from isolationism were seen by many as violating Washington's tenant of avoiding foreign entanglements. However this was unlike any war that Washington had experienced and Wilson's hope of bringing the US into the League of Nations, later the United Nations was realized.

8. Harry S. Truman

"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all of Americans are in peril." - Truman

Truman, was elected as the 33rd President and Truman entered into office during one of the most difficult times in American history. Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman then organized the end of World War II and established firm precedents for the beginning of the Cold War.

9. James K. Polk

"No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure." - Polk

With the exception of Jefferson, no other President has increased the size of the United States more than Polk. Polk arranged for the acquisition of New Mexico and California through the Mexican American War. Polk also claimed Oregon Territory after a new treaty with England. Polk stands for and embodies the U.S. notion of manifest destiny. Polk was also an extremely effective leader during the Mexican American War. Many historians consistently refer to him as the best one term president.

10. Dwight Eisenhower

"Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed" - Eisenhower

Eisenhower's time in office was full of American prosperity and great economic gain. Eisenhower also provided key leadership used during the Cold War.

Honorable Mention / Personal Favorites

John F. Kennedy

"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - Kennedy

Bill Clinton

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman." - Clinton

Who do you believe are the Best President's of All Time? Did I miss any?

800 Comments

Issues

Domestically, reagan was a horrible president, but he makes up for it with his diplomacy.
The republican party has definitely shifted to democrate in regards to ideologies. Lincoln, the best president would be a demicrate if he lived today, and theodore roosevelt expanded government and took out monopolies "big business" a great deal. Speaking of great deal, the new deal that FDR came up with saved this nation, along with a lot of manufacturing for ww2 that stimulated the economy.

Democrats were very racist in the 19th century, now our leading demoocrate is black. Barack Obama, in time will go down as one of the best presidents for what he is doing domestically. So long a new congress doesnt repeal the bills that have been passed. I wish congress wouldn't have extended the bush tax cuts; if you notice, billionaires have almost doubled since the bush tax cuts were enacted, and she economy has gone down the toiilet, which proves that if there is no demand for a product a rich businessman is selling, then why the hell would the business man hire more people? He wouldn't! There is no requirement to hire people with the tax cuts for the rich. They will be greedy and keep the money for themselves when it can be used domestically to pay for healthcare for the poor so the poor don't have to go to local emergency rooms and raise our local community taxes when it can be avoided by keeping the clinton taxes, which we did quite well with.. I can go on for a lot longer but i can't right now. I would like to know others opinions.

Reaganomics failed

Reaganomics failed

The Reagan economy was a one-hit wonder. Yes, there was a boom in the mid-1980s, as the economy recovered from a severe recession. But while the rich got much richer, there was little sustained economic improvement for most Americans. By the late 1980s, middle-class incomes were barely higher than they had been a decade before — and the poverty rate had actually risen.

When the inevitable recession arrived, people felt betrayed — a sense of betrayal that Mr. Clinton was able to ride into the White House.

Your comment - "More people

Your comment - "More people were working in 1984, 85, and 86 then at any other point of our nations' history" - couldn't be more wrong. While Reagan was president the unemployment rate got as high as 10%. The lowest it ever was during his presidency was above 5% and that wasn't during '84-'85 or '86. . Their was many years in our countries history that we had much higher employment. Don't throw out facts when you don't do any research on it.

The German people took down

The German people took down the Berlin wall. And it all started through a peaceful revolution and demonstration of the German people. Very arrogant to take credit for them risking their lives. Also, Reagan wasn't even president when the Berlin wall was taken down. Secondly, he took us from being the worlds biggest creditor nation to the worlds biggest debtor nation.

reagan didn't have to deal

reagan didn't have to deal with any major crises. the ussr was already in decline

WHY ARE YOU PUTTING FDR AT THE TOP?

FDR DISMANTLED THE CONSTITUTION WITH THE NEW DEAL. HE IS THE FATHER OF LIBERAL SOCIALISM.

IF YOU NEED CLARIFICATION ABOUT THIS READ THE 10TH AMENDMENT!

You must not be reading the

You must not be reading the tenth amendment right! The tenth amendment says that states can pass laws that don't violate the bill of rights. The bill of rights of the constitution were officially adopted and ratified in 1791. The constitution was ratified in 1787 creating a central government (the articles). Article 1 gives congress the power to make laws as well as make amedments that supercede the 10th amendment, because if you read it it is very very vauge. Congress created the 10th amendment without a presidents help. But FDR could't make the new deal without congresses help. Congress supported his agenda and can make trhose laws. Technically the only way the new deal could have been stopped is if congress repeaaled it or changed their mind, if congress amended the constitution, if the courts deemed it unconstitutional, or if the state legislatures got togethet and created a constitutional amendment.

When times change, law changes, if it's case law, statutory law or constitutional law. The new deal was enacted for best interest of the union, just like the civvil war was.

Read the articles of the constitution, checks and balances. Any brach of government can be stopped by checks and balances if it is not for the best interes of the union. We are a republic and we elct our officials to represent us, if u don''t like it, then don't vote for them. If u still feel u don't get your way ten move out of this country. I diddn't like bush but i put up with and the supreme court said he won the election, so i accepted it and i did't like the war but i accepted that to.

that socialist dictator led

that socialist dictator led the country out of the depression and to victory in WWII. Good job, Hoover.

5 Best and Worst Presidents

Best:

1. Washington
2. Jefferson
3. Madison
4. Lincoln
5. Reagan

Worst:

1. FDR (socialist dictator)
2. LBJ (socialist dirtbag)
3. Carter (pussy)
4. Clinton (pussy hound)
5. Bush 2 (the big spender)

boo

How come any one who looks out for the mass of the people you call a socialist. Do you think the have's should always have even though they did not really work for what they have and those who work end up with the short stick and then a President comes a long and wants to even the field the democrates fix this stuff make surplus and then you republicans come after and tear up all over again. How come the mass of the people don't see that.

5 Best

1. Washington- greatly admired by most everyone in his day as well as our times. Made his fortune by marrying it. His generalship has always been in question, but he won with what he had.

2. Jefferson-great thinker, cutthroat politician, very parochial for virginia, made a Big mistake with no standing army in VA and was chased out of his home by the British. Held slaves and slept with them.

3. Madison-left Dolly to defend the government, very pro virginia in everything he did and he was an elitist.

4. Lincoln-was elected almost by accident, was loved and hated in equal parts, very tough minded and determined to win the war and keep the union together and formed his cabinet from his adversaries and eventually won them over.

5. Reagan-restored faith in the USA from a disastrous Carter presidency, scared hell out of Gorbachev, got the economy moving again, but with smoke and mirrors. I liked him!

Best Prez

Washington was tremendously admired while he was in office as well as after. Eisenhower had one of the most economically prosperous presidencies ever, but I don't think he was the architect of it. Clinton had a pretty good run, but he did decimate the CIA when in office, which could have lead to the 9/11 disaster. Carter was a good man, but a lousy president. He had a 22% mortgage rate at one time, made us look like fools in Iran with his failed rescue attempt after the Sha was overthrown and he read playboy... LOL. Regan was the guy that brought us back from the bad Carter days, but he did it with confidence and bluster. He didn't really solve anything except to get the US moving again. Lincoln took over the presidency under terrible circumstances with the country on the edge of complete destruction and somehow he kept it whole. White Southerners don't care much for Mr. Lincoln. Jeff Davis was kind of an interesting president in that we don't know too much about him. I think actually R.E. Lee ran the CSA. Just some thoughts!

that socialist dictator led

that socialist dictator led the country out of the depression and to victory in WWII. Good job, Hoover.

that socialist dictator led

that socialist dictator led the country out of the depression and to victory in WWII. Good job, Hoover.

Still a dictator and quite a boring one, at least Hitler won two iron crosses and captured a French bunker on his own he got the first class iron cross for that Hitler was also kind to animals. I know the French are the French and love to surrender but Hitler still did well.

by the way the guy on the

by the way the guy on the bottom who put all that profanity I think he is a guy on drugs, what the hell is that cheating whoreson's problem D:

nah I think Washington

nah I think Washington should be at top 10, just because he set a good list of rules for fture pres. I don't like Jackson though..D:

Top 10 Presidents

No Comments -- Please know your history

1. W.H. Harrison
2. Carter
3. GW Bush
4. Hoover
5. GH Bush
6. Van Buren
7. McKinley
8. C Arthur
9. A.Johnson
10. J. Tyler

Know your

Know your history...Coolidge.

Clinton

Bill Clinton is top 12, and there is no doubt about it. Conservatives WILL disagree but the truth is that Clinton was amazing, and maybe the most "down to earth" president of the 20th century. A great man overall, 9.5/10 on "the" scale.

God damn u nerds, go take a fuck!

All of u who write on this page r fucking no damn good son of bitches. Only a big ass hoar would do this. Find something else to do with ur god damn life. Go FUCK something up with ur fat little dick up a hoars hole. Go feel some bags! FUCK!

Anonymous this is for you

Anonymous this is for you for one thing your not very smart you don't even know how to spell whore HA HA what a dork!!!!!! and another thing don't you realize youg children used this site for their homework!!!!!

Genius

WOW you are really smart fellow! I am truly impressed. Get a life!

Learn how to spell, you

Learn how to spell, you "hoar".

Just odnt even bother,

Just odnt even bother, people like this have nothing better to do , i mean , they seem to have a kick outof making a good poll of someones opinion immature and less intelliglble, so author , i will say sorry in his place for this .

You just wrote on this page

You just wrote on this page fella.

Carter was the worst

Hey, if you serious about rating presidents look at their performance while in the office, contrys prosperity, interest rates, personal income and international accomplishments. Not the hate in your heart.
Using these criterias, the worst president in modern times was by far Jimmy Carter for obvious reasons. Everyone remembers 70's. Not far behind is FDR. Don't be fooled by liberal media and liberal historians who rank him higher. He prolonged depression for several more years. He started bankrupt social security. He started dependency on government. He also sold Eastern Europe to Stalin.
Carter should rest easy. Dubious honor eventually will go to Obama. When he's done and out we will be Third World Country.
The best was Ronald Reagan. Peace and Prosperity. Nuff said.

Reagan the best? Straightup

Reagan the best? Straightup B.S. Interest rates were nearly 12 percent, Pelicans knocked the B-1 out of the sky. Terrorist attacked Marine barracks and we won the big war...Grenada. Psst give me a break

Mr. Reagan

"Reagan the best? Straightup B.S. Interest rates were nearly 12 percent"

Of course they were 12%! They were on the way down from the 15% or more rates left over from Jimmah "Stagflation" Carter. I know because when I went to borrow from the bank for a house in the early 1980's that was the rate.

Bush was the worst president

Bush was the worst president we have ever had
that will be a hard record to break and if people
think he helped the U.S.A in any way than they are
just as worthless as he was.

hahahahahaha oh im sorry did

hahahahahaha

oh im sorry did he keep america safe

gee uh yeah
the only attack we had was 9/11 under his term which wasn't his fault

it was the clinton administration, check your facts

clinton cut all security so nobody was paying attention to foreign affairs

also with monica lewinski and that whole scandal

that opened a door for terrorists

im not a republican, democrat, liberal, conservative
i hate politicans as much as i hate osama
there all lying crooks

now before you go on insulting george bush

which i do give to u he got us into a huge pickle economy, foregin affairs

how about do fact checking.

im not a republican,

im not a republican, democrat, liberal, conservative
i hate politicans as much as i hate osama
there all lying crooks

God your ignorant.

Why was 9/11 not Bushes

Why was 9/11 not Bushes fault?
He was lazy and would not talk to Richard Clark, did you forget?

How simplistic! Because

How simplistic! Because Pres. Bush didn't talk to ONE man the Towers came down. (eye roll)

Haven't you heard of zeitgeist? (sp)

You all should take a look at it! It's 2 hours of information that I felt was very informative to the way I think of our American Government! Bush2 was the absolute worst President this country has had in ages! The so called "terrorists" was just a way to show the American people that we are pawns in a corrupt government! After what we went through when Bush1 was President, our defense against any of the "terrorist" officials was on high alert! So it was easy for that administration to plot and plan against their own country. Bush2 was fueled by money! And I don't care what anyone says, it IS the root of all evil! He was the worst president for our economy. You think I'm wrong, take a walk through small town USA.

Clinton was by far the worst

Clinton was by far the worst president and then you can rank them by being liberal as the worst going on back. Of course O'bama will beat out Clinton as he is not qualified to manage a fast food joint.

Goodness, that's a bloody

Goodness, that's a bloody hoot, lemme tell you. All liberals have ruined this country?

Liberals abolished slavery, gave women the right to vote, signed the civil rights act, helped uphold the first amendment's "Freedom of Speech", and several other things. They're also the ones who care about minority children passing in school, getting health care to all Americans, as well as saving the environment (my passion).

Sure, Republicans have done their fair share of good things, I will not deny it, but do NOT say that liberals have done nothing good.

Also, if you want to say that, "NO! A republican abolished slavery", today's democrat is then's republican.

As for Obama, my friend, at least he's trying. He has his feet on the ground and realizes it's not all candy land and flowers. He hasn't had the time to prove you wrong. He's your president too, numb nuts, so you might as well support him. The longer you sit around like a stubborn ass, the less he'll get done. :) It's your future, your children's future, so on and so on. Might as well make the best of it.

Bill Clinton was a sack of shit, but hey, at least he strengthened our economy.

God bless, and pull your head out of your ass. Liberals love this country too.

You're an idiot

You're an idiot

Reagan, Bush Sr., Bush Jr.

Reagan, Bush Sr., Bush Jr. would have put your fast food place into debt and out of business.

You have been mislead and

You have been mislead and need to be corrected. These presidents accomplished things that other presidents were incapable of doing. Many young pupils are misguided, do not always follow the media. I suggest you take a politics class in high school or in college. As I was a professor of politics and economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and served in congress. After retirement I was a partner at a local Edward Jones. Overall you do have your opinion but these men have helped the world in many ways.

I have a feeling that when

I have a feeling that when anyone has a different opinion as this guy they are labeled by him as being misled or misinformed. Probably makes friends often by arrogantly saying he needs to "enlighten" them.

What did you serve congress,

What did you serve congress, coffee?

Yes I served in congress

I served in the 20th District Senate in California from 2006-2007. Before that I had studied engineering at M.I.T. with a minor in politics. Summers before that I taught summer workshops in politics and economics at my alma mater. With my relatives operating within Edward Jones, I decided to pursue a partnership along with them.

I think ALL presidents have

I think ALL presidents have sucked!

What the HELL do you know

What the HELL do you know you inbred brain dead FUCK? Appearently, neither of them put your mother out of the prostitution business, so ZIP IT.

"Appearently", you can't

"Appearently", you can't spell. Dumb redneck.

Politics

Obviously you are a dumb cunt because Bush jr. did far more than you think, this was possibly the most difficult and challenging question for all the presidents in the history of America put together to face. Would you rather him to sit back and let it "slide" right by us. Hmmmm, Clinton apparently didn't do enough when the TALIBAN attacked the World Trade Center the first time (1992). We were attacked by the same people and the war in Afghanistan is our own weaponry against us. Wait! Didn't Clinton aide those weapons to Afghanistan. YES! he sold United States Weapons to Afghanistan at a very low price and in term have then been sold on the black market. Time and time again with our battle in the middle east, foreign casualties are found using our weapons. If George H.W. Bush didn't go investigate IRAQ, we would be in even more turmoil. They (Iraqis) were accused of having these weapons; the UN gave consent and approval for going into Iraq. As for why we haven't left yet, you can NOT leave an unstable country or al hell will break lose!!! This war is very comparable to the Vietnam War and the Korean War. We still have troops in these areas because you can not leave unstable countries alone, even though they happened (1950's to 1975). We will have troops in these areas for as long as needed as is in IRAQ. Also, I DO BELIEVE that troops have the decision of joining the services so if thats the problem.... the draft hasn't been reinstated. "NUFF" said history repeats itself, Bush was not a bad president.

P.S. this whole thread is retarded! How can you judge 44 men when they went through different hardships and crisis at different periods of time?

RE: when the first WTC attack in 1992

Clinton was not president then. Clinton did not take office until January of 1993.

Bush1 was President and the reason he didn't do enough was because the Bush's are behind the whole thing! Working WITH the Taliban. MONEY MONEY MONEY

Think about it....

I agree that once we've made

I agree that once we've made the mistake and destabilized the country, we have to stick it out and attempt to leave it better off than it was.

Actually it was Reagan who

Actually it was Reagan who armed Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, not Clinton. Do some more research smart guy.

Actually William Jefferson

Actually William Jefferson Clinton did support Afghans with weapons after the first World Trade Center Bombings in 1992. The person who posted the comment above is correct. Clinton aided the Afghanistan military to help fight against the rebels. This does not appear in the media very often, however Clinton did aid them slightly with military weapons. Over time the weapons were then sold on the Black market and fell into the wrong hands. Also your statement is correct about Reagan and his aid. He aided many countries through the eagan Doctrine during the cold war years. Both statements are correct.

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