Top Ten Best Acts by U.S. Presidents
The Top Ten
Involuntary servitude was finally deemed unconstitutional by the Lincoln administration. Congress passed the 13th amendment which made slavery illegal. - Alpha101
Now blacks have freedom to this day. - TeamRocket747
Which is why Abraham Lincoln is awesome - TwilightKitsune
Why Abe Lincoln is one of my favorite presidents. - Catacorn
While I understand why the Roosevelt administration wanted to remain neutral in the war, he made the right decision by involving the U.S. The allies eventually defeated the axis and prevented a Nazi takeover. - Alpha101
And helped us - TeamRocket747
Without this the world would be a tiny bit different... - EliHbk
Not sure if the world being ruled by Nazi's would be a small difference from reality. - Skullkid755
Took y'all long enough to get involved.
I'd say FDR really didn't have a choice on this one. The Lend-Lease program, however, was most helpful. - PetSounds
Because of this act, blacks now had access to the very basic services that used to be exclusively available to the white race. - Alpha101
This act is great - TeamRocket747
Thank you Nixon - TeamRocket747
The Nixon administration finally ended possibly the most unpopular war in history. - Alpha101
Gerald Ford ended the Vietnam War. Don't believe me? I was just at his museum in Grand Rapids, MI. I doubt the people who made that are wrong. - khodge
This war could've gotten nastier - 2storm
Now we are safe - TeamRocket747
The Obama administration ended possibly the second least popular war in history. - Alpha101
I wouldn't say it's ended. We are still involved in the area quite a bit. Same with Afghanistan. All we did was let Islamist militant groups have more room to gain territory and kill people. - khodge
You're right. We are still heavily involved, but ending the war was a step in the right direction. - Alpha101
Yes. And opened the door to ISIS. Good job.
The Roosevelt administration created Social Security, for seniors who were financially unstable or impoverished. Social Security has lifted millions out of poverty. - Alpha101
FDR is one of my favorite presidents - TeamRocket747
The Johnson administration helped deliver health insurance to the two groups that were having the hardest time affording it: the poor and the elderly. - Alpha101
Thank you johnson - TeamRocket747
Roosevelt's Fair Labor Standards Act with it's federally mandated minimum wage was ultimately struck down as unconstitutional - because it WAS.
The Roosevelt administration made it mandatory for most businesses to pay all of their employees a respectable wage. - Alpha101
Thank you FDR - TeamRocket747
This is why Reagan is pretty good, only ruined the economy. - TeamRocket747
Reagan didn't single handedly end the Cold War or tear down the Berlin Wall. Lots of different factors contributed to it. - Alpha101
The Clinton administration required all businesses to provide a few months of leave to all employees in the cases of the birth of a child or a sickness. Granted, paid leave is still optional, but this law was a step in the right direction. - Alpha101
I like Bill Clinton. - TeamRocket747
The Obama administration helped end another unpopular war. - Alpha101
Barry Soetoro sucks. - DMZABO
The United States have been completely destroyed if it weren't for JFK. He negotiated the U.S. out of war numerous times including the Cuban Missile Crisis during his term. If he lived and served another term, the Vietnam War would have never happened.
I would think JFK for this. - TeamRocket747
The "revisionist" history regarding these events is ridiculous. Terrible, yes, but absolutely necessary at the time. You cannot judge historic events through the lens of the current time.
Emperor Hirohima had no problem sending suicide bombers to kill thousands in an unprovoked attack, while US service men were sleeping, not to mention the loss of life that they were responsible for during wwII. The war could have dragged on forever had the US not dropped these bombs. Sure, the bomb affected a lot of people. However, it saved a lot more people from both sides of the "pond" by ending the war.
I'm not trying to defend the japanese, bombing Pearl Harbor was a horrible thing they did, but seriously?! The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are a tragedy and lots of innocent people died...
Watching anime makes me want to drop a third one.
This is a good thing trump did - TeamRocket747
Indeed. Hopefully will bring about the end of the ongoing civil war there. - Mrveteran
President Harding took a country reeling from the Great War, an impending economic crisis, and unprecedented government intervention, and set it on the path to the incredibly prosperous Roaring 20's in less than one term. - khodge
Washington wasn't the president when he did this. - GrimmShady
Incredibly important, maybe the single greatest political treatise of all time, but he wasn't president when he drafted it so...
How could you not include this?
No. Just no. - Alpha101
Bush was one of the worst presidents ever, but give credit where it is due.
Although it was JFK's idea, Nixon was the president who got Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the Moon. - Drewman1211