Top Ten Most Conservative Democratic Presidents

Alpha101
These guys wouldn't make it in today's Democratic Party.

The Top Ten

1 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.

Jackson was a strong supporter of states rights, and had a populist economic policy. His motto was "shoot first and ask questions later" and was, obviously, pretty politically incorrect. - Alpha101

Haven't read your lists in a while. Good job. Prefer the ones where you talked about solutions to the worlds problems though. - Skullkid755

2 Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of the assassination of [Abraham Lincoln].

Usually seen as one of our worst Presidents, Johnson opposed federal intervention in the affairs of the states, even to protect newly freed slaves. - Alpha101

3 James Polk James Polk

Polk went against the wishes of many liberals at the time and declared war on Mexico. He was a firm believer in imperialism and the Manifest Destiny. - Alpha101

4 James Buchanan James Buchanan James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.

While Buchanan feared a Civil War, he believed that the federal government didn't have the right to try to prevent it. - Alpha101

5 Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.

Pierce helped expand slavery, and was also a firm believer in the Manifest Destiny. - Alpha101

6 Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland Stephen Grover Cleveland was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.

Cleveland is worshipped by many Libertarians because he Vetoed lots of legislation that he deemed to be unconstitutional. However, he was also an anti-imperialist. - Alpha101

7 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Wilson was a strong anti-communist, and used often illegal tactics in order to suppress it. Also, his views on race were...less than desirable. - Alpha101

8 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator Bob Dole. A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton ...read more.

Clinton once claimed that he was an Eisenhower Republican. He wasn't too far off the mark. He deregulated many sectors of the economy, cut welfare, passed NAFTA, expanded the War on Drugs, expanded the death penalty, and passed the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell. - Alpha101

Abolished welfare; with Newt's help.

Made government smaller,

Budget surplus

9 Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.

Carter helped deregulate many areas of the economy, and helped fight inflation, which many conservatives believe is the main threat to an economy. He is also pro-life. - Alpha101

10 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment ...read more.

Kennedy, a hero to many Liberals, was more conservative than you think. He opposed most forms of gun control, tried to cut taxes, was a war hawk, and was probably the first strong supporter of Israel. - Alpha101

Kennedy would absolutely be a Republican if he were alive today.

I wouldn't go that far. I think he would still be a Democrat, but he wouldn't be as liberal as most Democrats today. He would be more of a moderate. - Alpha101

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