Top Ten Best Acts by U.S. Presidents
I voted for this one because it is the best out of the things here by a billion percent. However, there should be other things not just a bunch of FDR, LBJ, and Obama programs. Add some G. Washington, T. Jefferson, more Lincoln, some Madison, perhaps Monroe and Tyler, definitely Harding, McKinley, Arthur, Cleveland, and Ford.
Involuntary servitude was finally deemed unconstitutional by the Lincoln administration. Congress passed the 13th amendment which made slavery illegal.
Now blacks have freedom to this day.
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.
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.
Without this the world would be a tiny bit different...
And helped us
Because of this act, blacks now had access to the very basic services that used to be exclusively available to the white race.
This act is great
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.
The Nixon administration finally ended possibly the most unpopular war in history.
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.
The Obama administration ended possibly the second least popular war in history.
Now we are safe
The Roosevelt administration created Social Security, for seniors who were financially unstable or impoverished. Social Security has lifted millions out of poverty.
The Johnson administration helped deliver health insurance to the two groups that were having the hardest time affording it: the poor and the elderly.
Thank you johnson
The Roosevelt administration made it mandatory for most businesses to pay all of their employees a respectable wage.
Reagan didn't single handedly end the Cold War or tear down the Berlin Wall. Lots of different factors contributed to it.
This is why Reagan is pretty good, only ruined the economy.
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.
The Obama administration helped end another unpopular war.
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.
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.
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.
Indeed. Hopefully will bring about the end of the ongoing civil war there.
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.
How could you not include this?
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.