Top Ten Most Honest U.S. Presidents

The Top Ten
1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery,... read more

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

The one who stood strong enough to give all Americans their right to be free.

No one really knows what Lincoln believed in his heart but as a stateman, a speaker and negotiator he was brilliant.

2 Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) 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.

He was dealt a poor hand between the poor economy of the post-Vietnam era and the horrible status of the US in the world. He tried to avoid running up the debt. His integrity was his greatest asset.

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.

3 George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732– December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot... read more

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.

He was the first leader of this great Nation, Now known as America the great USA.

4 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States... read more

Obama was far more educated, aware, compassionate and forward thinking than many of the Republican presidents, especially reagan and trump. There is no comparison between him and the abominable lies that spewed forth from those two morons, on a conistent, basis!

Would love to know what he did for the economy besides stagnation it for 8yrs. What did he do for the Black's and Hispanics? He even hurt the countries middle class, with additional red tape by preventing small business growth or even starting! He was no and still is a fake to all Americans!

5 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... read more

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

Who doesn't love JFK if he had lived America would be a much better place . He took a HUGE stand against communism!

A good man who was felled too early,Not perfect in every ones's eyes but very underrated.

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.

An extremely intelligent man way ahead of his time.Wrote most of US constitution in a tavern.

7 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

My favorite quote has got to be 'I notice that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.' So thankful he didn't die in office.

Brilliant stateman, he's on par with Lincoln for how he could get people to work together. As far as honest. I think he always meant well but was willing to bend the rules.

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.

8 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

Honest hard worker - especially for a nepo baby. Sadly got the job in murky circumstances which doomed him.

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.

10 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
The Contenders
11 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

Amazing former President. Guided us through the war & back to prosperity.

Thanks for helping people during the Great Depression.

12 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, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968... read more

Trump is not part of the deep state or the establishment. This is why the dems, rinos, corporate elites and the deep state hate him. Surprisingly he has not already been disappeared. Considering how he's been treated by media, the politicized doj, fbi, cia, military and the white house it's also surprising he's not in jail for something.
If trump wins in 2024 you might see a massive blood bath in upper level staffing in many of the government agencies and rightly so. Pandemic has opened many eyes to the extent of the staggering left wing politicization of so many government departments over many years. America can't continue to keep going so crazy left wing or the country will be lost to socialism. The tremendous influence of the military industrial complex must also be brought back under control to reduce the endless unnecessary wars. The western world needs America. America must clean up their education system, destroy hollywood, stop listening to corrupt corporate/government narrative legacy media and clean up all of their corrupted government institutions. Maybe trump the man to get the clean up started before it's too late. Look at the damage Canadas douche bag prime minister has done.

13 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.

Ike had some issues in terms of thinking too much like a soldier (should never ever have gotten involved in Iran), but at least was relatively honest.

Dwight seemed to be very upfront honest. He came a a different era. You where blunt and honest. His heart knew he truth I think but when your fighting most of your life to save your country I think is can make you look the other way at times for a greater good.

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.

14 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

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

A straight shooter. Had limitations given that it was the late 1940s / early 1950s - but I think he helped set the stage for later progressive movement.

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 unless you're a crook." He left office with a 32% approval rating because he made not the most popular decisions, but the right ones. He wanted to establish civil rights legislation because he didn't like the injustice but Republican Congress obstructed it. He won an election everyone thought he would lose to Dewy and he won in spite of the critics calling him a wild accident of history. He was upright and his values were never questioned.

16 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

Another president who had limitations, especially in terms of women and race, but moved overtly and powerfully in the directions he could.

He spoke softly and carried a big stick.

17 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].
18 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.
19 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.

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

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 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.
22 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.

Told it like it is. Never tried to sugar-coat anything. Honestly, most underrated president of all time.

23 James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

A very underrated President whom also helped with drawing up our constitution.
Not to mention his wife who was fearless for her country against the British.

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

24 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

25 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.
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