Top Ten Most Honest U.S. Presidents

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The Top Ten

1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

He was a great man. That is all I have to say. Thanks for coming and have an awesome day!

He lied his ass off during the Civil War. Not to mention he was one of the presidents who exterminated and enslaved the Native Americans!

Judging by his nickname "Honest Abe" - TeamRocket747

Stupid idiot make up your mind! Is he honest or not idiots!

2 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 was not a careless and heartless president. He was forgiving despite delivering weak leadership. The Oil and Fuel Scarcity may have gave him a headache in office because of Nixon's policies. But he was honest and managed to show compassion even after losing greatly against Reagan. He will be handed down as the most honest president in the late 70s.

Before, during and after his presidency. He lived the most Christ like life of anyone I know.

Not a strong president but a president who was honest, caring and a man yearning for world peace. Will go down as the most honest in time.

Most loving president ever!

3 George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

George perhaps wasn't as honest as folks think of him given his talent for being a spy master in the Revolution, but He undoubtedly had this country's best interest at heart which is why he was first in the hearts of his country men.

An exceptional leader with strong moral character that earned the respect of a divided set of colonies and drove the formation of a great democracy and nation.

4 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Brilliant, educated, knowledgeable, eloquent, kindhearted, articulate with experience, hard work ethic and morals.

Inexperienced but a Great president. Lead USA at a very difficult time after the great depression. Was honest, but not close to Jimmy carter's altruism and virtue of bold honesty.

He lied several times and only his popularity among Blacks and White liberals saved him from being scorned.

He would have done better had Congress helped him rather than instructed him at every turn.

5 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

Ronald Reagan was only a president because of Hollywood.

He was literally put on trial for hiding Iran-Contra

White Supremacist who approved and endorsed regimes in Central America that murdered innocent people? Keep drinking that kool aid...

He said he would improve the economy- he did. He said that the people don't serve the government- he made sure to serve them instead. He did what he said; following through is huge in politics.

6 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.
7 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829 at the peak of a political career during which he served in various capacities as diplomat, United States Senator, United States Secretary of State, ...read more.
8 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917-November 22, 1963) 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. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, ...read more.

He reveals againts illuminatis, and that's the reason why he gets killed - CedreticFomento

JFK did not believe in secret societies running the world and he was the last non-puppet president. In comparison, he was pretty honest.

I know he is inside Call of Duty

You are seriously referencing a stupid game when talking about JFK. I have lost faith in humanity - simpsondude

JFK had dozens of extramarital affairs. That's not honest.

9 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.

He focused his presidency on keeping government honest. - FrankP

10 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

Trump has kept or tried to keep (amid ridiculously strong opposition) the core impetus of his promises. He's an honest guy who speaks whatever is on his mind as he knows of it.

Trump, honest? He gets busted daily for lying. This just goes to show that your poll is showing partisanship and not much else.

He has kept the promises he made during his campaign.

Best US President to serve in this Century.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Dwight Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

Was horrified with the new America that developed after WW II. He was like a grandfather who was disappointed in the turn from love in each other. A hard man but said it as it was.

Not my party and didn't like everything Ike did, but when he said something you knew right where he stood.

Definitely one of the best, should be on the same level as Lincoln and Washington.

I likes ike

13 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events ...read more.

Genuine

14 Gerald Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.

Honest did what he did for the good of the country

Faced adversity despite unpopular opinions. when he spoke you knew he was speaking from the heart not DC

15 James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year.
16 Calvin Coolidge John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was an American politician and the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor.

Well, I guess he is a bit honest

He is honest too

17 John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

John Adams was a moral and upright man who dealt with a lying press that hated him as much as they hate Trump today. Adams was more honest than they all gave them credit for. He was likely one of our most honest presidents ever.

Other than Washington and Lincoln, the one who selflessly worked for the nation's liberty and unity

18 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].

He wasn't honest! He lied about having no slaves at all!

19 Harry S Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

He left office with nothing but his army pension, turned down lucrative offers to capitalise on his former office and returned to a humble life back in Missouri. He was also given no provisions for secretaries or aides after he left office. Truman should really rank at the top of this list.

Harry S. Truman should be in the Top 3 along side with Lincoln and Carter. Why is he #16? Truman was one of the most honest presidents in U.S. History. Truman at the time he was running for judge of Missouri, the Political boss at that time "Tom Prendergast" said "politics is a game of friends" and Truman responded "does that mean I'm suppose to let your friends steal $10,000?!.' Prendergast then said "is that what all this yelling is about." Truman said "Tom I don't care if it's 10,000 or 10,0000 I told you when I agreed to run I wasn't going to stand for any monkey business." Prendergast says "You will do what I tell you." Truman tells Tom "No sir, I don't work for you I work for the people of this county." Truman cared about the farmers and was quite upset about having taking the stolen money which his idea was fundraising it not stealing it. When he was senator of Missouri he called out other politicians for being crooks and he said it himself "you can't get rich in politics ...more - Sam_Grant

Te buck stops here. Don't even try to mess with Harry.

Most definitely should be way above 17! He was almost honest to a fault.

20 John Tyler John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was also, briefly, the tenth Vice President, elected to that office on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison.
21 James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

Madison should be much higher than 19. No scandals, almost universally respected by his peers.

22 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

He spoke softly and carried a big stick.

23 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.

Grant was an every man's war dog. Interestingly his reputation was far worse than the man himself. Many of the habits attributed to him were entirely made up. And let's face it, he won the Civil War for lying Lincoln. Even if I agreed with Lincoln's motives, Honest Abe wasn't so honest.

How is Ulysses S. Grant not in the top tens? He was the one who won the Civil War

24 William Howard Taft William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.

Yo yo my name is Bob my butt bigger than Venezuela’s economy

Yo yo my name is Jo my butt is bigger than Mexico

25 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.

He lied about WWI and how he would stop it. When he got reelected (which was a stupid decision in the first place) he didn't even try to stop WWI - TheAwesomeDude54

26 Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923.

LIAR, CHEAT, ADULTERER, SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN PRISON INSTEAD
OF THE WHITE HOUSE. ALTHOUGH THAT'S WHAT OVER HALF OF OUR PRESIDENT'S HAVE BEEN.

27 Zachery Taylor
28 William Mckinley William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.
29 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.
30 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.
31 Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1974, the only president to resign from office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator ...read more.
32 Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression.
33 William Harrison William Henry Harrison was an American statesman who served as the 9th President of the United States from March 4, 1841 until his death on April 4, 1841. The cause of death of William Henry Harrison was pneumonia, after a cold and wet inauguration.

He was here for 30 days so he didn't screw up or anything

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