Most Popular Presidents in U.S. History

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, more.

Hahaaahahaaha! Why is Barack Obama #1? No one likes him and it's not because he's black so anyone who says that I'm racist needs to get a grip of reality and understand that most people don't care about your skin color and they just don't like your personality, sorry. Abraham Lincoln is the person we should look up to for ending racism, not some guy who just happened to be black! Saying that white people who are republicans and don't like Obama are racist, that itself is racist! If we were black you wouldn't be saying that! If only your great great grandparents (if they were slaves) were here now. They'd be thankful that their descendants have all of the equality that they do. They'd be way more thankful for Abraham Lincoln than Barack Obama.

My question is why the hell is BARACK OBAMA before the man who freed the slaves, kept the union together, and gave all men the right to vote. Barack Obama, had Benghazi, may have been born in another country (don't even get me started on how that is racist. If George bush was born in France we would still have a problem) spied on millions of Americans, and let ISIS take over Syria and Iraq.

Lincoln should be on number one. He was president during Civil War, he president during bad time. He did lot of things for USA. Lincoln is the best.

I really like Lincoln, he was my favorite president. He was not perfect at everything but he tried his best his whole life. I couldn't believe he was killed

2 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. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

This President had to face one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the nation. In addition, the opposition party declared that this President would not get any help from the opposition party. This President had this nation number one enemy captured, where his predecessors could not accomplish. This President got a health bill through congress without the help of the opposition party. It is unfortunate that this country is still listening to the wrong parts of the citizens who do not want equity and harmony in this country. President Obama has performed without the opposition being able to hurt him.

The Bush Administration damaged the state of America. Therefore, re-electing the Republican Party felt like a fatal consequence. Mccain himself remained pro-war and shared similar views to Bush while the rest of the Americans were heavily opposed to it. Sarah Palin as well was the reason why everyone turned against the Mccain. Obama's mission to recover America sought out to be challenging but eventually, the economy remained stable all thanks to his policies and his approach. The war in the Middle East was still a dent to his presidency because it was still ongoing but he ordered the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, a terrorist working underground and responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Obama is truly a compassionate man who cares for all Americans. He is the modern President who I admire but is far from perfect.

He promised the most and things had to be realigned with the future. Today I still see people idle in melancholy. They will not guarantee their own natural programming. Responsible people have a hard time starring in their own productions. Obama was popular because he thought a house in Chicago could do the same for the government. We are in a digital age, where people are scared to turn the page being targeted is what makes us happy now. Putting the target on the masses as Obama did, made some people able to interact negatively to large groups of people. Now even the New York Times is saying individualism is dead. It is again the only way to sustain a free market.

President Barack Obama is the most honorable, humble, dignified and fairest president I have known after John F Kennedy. He has accomplished so much for America, he deserves a full credit in turning the worst recession around during his presidency. I wish people would elect a president who has his wisdom, knowledge and trait as a true leader - a non-partisan, the one that unifies and cares for the people, willing to work with anybody as long as it is for the good of the country and its citizens. For him America comes first not himself. God Bless him and God Bless America.

3 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 more.

John F. Kennedy has the highest approval rating in Presidential History. He was a young, handsome and endearing leader who supported the Civil Rights Movement and Expanded the Space Race by sending the First Man on the Moon. This guy despite only serving two years into his first term due to being assassinated. He is an inspiration to many and to the Americans. Kennedy was all about the freedom and the only Democratic President who Republicans admired a lot. He was basically the Lincoln of the 60s. He cracked down on how taxpayer money was sent, especially after being in a phone call over furniture. Conspiraces still arise as no one knows who really did assassinate the 35th President of the United States.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy knew there were conspiracies within the US government. He was on his way to exposing them. That is why this wonderful man was taken from us so early. As was his brother Bobby whose intentions were the same. To expose the corrupted politicians that sought to destroy our country. He had great dreams for the US, dreams his son wanted to go forth with and yet again he was taken also. There will never be another like JFK.

He was a all American man with a normal family and was a wonderful presdient. He was a great father and a leader...he was a man that loved his country and done what was best for his people.. His life was taken way to short he had a lot more things he would and could of done a true American hero taken...

Truly a world leader, admired not only in his country but all of the world, from Northern Ireland to deepest Africa. JFK was once of a kind and the US will never heal the searing wound that his premature death brought.

4 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

He was the greatest president since not great. In fact, he was one of the worst world leaders of all time. I know I'm going to get people saying, "No, he was a great president, you belong in an asylum," but I find increasing the debt of a nation, bribing terrorists with weapons, and disregarding a disease because your a homophobic jackass to make someone a pretty terrible human being, let alone a president.

Ronald Reagan always had America's best interest at heart. He made us proud to be Americans. Creating millions of jobs and taking us out of the darkness that was caused by inflation and infighting. The word's that echo in my ears still today are "tear down this wall" and so it was the Berlin wall came down. He was always so respectful of his military and so proud of them. He was a good one, better then most. Wished we had another like him.

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1. "You know when I entered that hospital, I taught that all of the doctors are Republicans."-Regan, during his assassination attempt.
2. "I will not make age an issue of this campaign, I am not going to exploit. For my opponent's youth and inexperience."-1984 Presidential Debate against Walter Mondale
3. "Mr. Gorbachev... tear down this wall! "-Reagan at Berlin
4. "The art of politics is making people like you, no matter what it costs them."-One liners.

Reagan did not think he would ever become President but he took to the role and excelled. Guided by Godly principles, he returned the trust of the people and left America better after 8 years, fighting inflation, creating millions of jobs and connecting people for freedom. Other leaders at that time could only ask about the "American miracle".

5 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 more.

Washington was the primary founding father of our nation as he led the militia and continental army into crucial battles. Once the war was won, he continued on to be the chairman of the constitutional convention and later the first and only unanimously elected president of the United States. He was considered to be a war hero and demigod among the people allowing him to have ample power to form the union. Being nonpartisan, he led the young country through its early growing pains and left it a more stable institution at the time of his retirement.

George Washington should be number 1. The only president elected unanimously. The president who refused to run for a third term when he was asked in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Without him as president even his enemies didn't think the new nation would have survived. He acted in a nonpartisan manner, for the good of the country as he was very cognizant that the world was watching the American experiment in nation building.

He set the two-term precedent that is so vital. He laid the foundations for a long-lasting democracy. He was kind to his slaves and a visionary.

Commander of the Continental Army to President, he set the example for others when he first accepted the office of the Presidency, and then stepped aside for his elected successor...his resignation of his near-absolute authority is an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good and civic virtue... our Cincinnatus.

6 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 more.

He managed to circomvent the Nutrality Acts and formed a strong bond with Canada.To continue the fight America was needed and in an active role. McKenzie King and Roosevelt could use this argument of national defense to form a treaty to unite with Canada to fight off the Nazis. But, Rosevelt wanted the mighty British Fleet under US command if that ever happened. Churchill wasn't excited about that. It was the Prime Minister of Canada, McKenzie King, who worked on Churchill. Eventually, we have this. Ogdensburg Agreement - Wikipedia and later this Permanent Joint Board on Defense - Wikipedia. Churchhill was not happy. At this point in history, world power shifted from Britain to The United States with the help of Canada. The stage was set in August of 1940. Had this not developed, what would be our history today?

Most important president since Lincoln, steered the country through the Great Depression and into an Allied Victory in WWII. Elected to four terms was the first and only president to break with Washinton's 2-term precedent.

FDR was so popular that he was elected to four consecutive terms. His liberal policies not only helped America defeat the Nazis in WWII, but it gave us out strongest economy in history. FDR's programs from the New Deal, for example social security, are even still in widespread impacting use today. FDR wasn't only one of the best presidents ever, he was among the best leaders in the world.

He was elected 4 times, no other president has ever been elected 4 times most is 2. Since he was elected 4 times he must be an outstanding president that the people elected him that many times.

7 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 more.

Loves Hunting, Loves Nature. Loves Fighting, Loves The People. A Man who puts up a Republicans spirit and a Democrats Beliefs. This Man is Americana just by looking at him. Both a Veteran and Politician, he freed the common man from the snake that was monopolies, and therefore, A Great Man and President.

An incredibly tough person, who survived an assassination attempt during a campaign speech, and with the bullet lodged against his ribs, still finished up the speech before going to the hospital. A shame we have nobody like that today.

He did not have polio, that was Franklin Roosevlet.
He WAS a bada**, and almost certainly the physically toughest man to occupy the White House.
He was also the youngest US president ever.
Many people incorrectly think that Kennedy was the youngest, but that is because he died so young, so we have a mental picture of perpetual youth, while TR lived to be much older after he left office.

Leader who accomplished much. Panama Canal, Our national parks, building up our navy, making the United States a dominant force in the world. Was a likeable, witty person, who told it like it was.

8 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.

A great thinker and eloquent writer. Though a slave-owner himself, he promoted polices to curb it and helped lay a groundwork that was used to undermine the practice.

Come on, he is the best! Scientist, atheist, smart guy who didn't involved in any shady business, participated in creation of the Bill of Rights, his quotes are inspiring till now,... I could go on forever like this. He is just the best, hands off

Jeez, I hope a lot of the voters on this list are non-Americans, who can be excused for not being familiar with all of the names.
Otherwise, it reflects very poorly on our current educational system.

Wrote the Declaration of Independence and purchased the Louisiana territory.

9 Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who 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 was ideologically a New Democrat and many of his policies reflected a centrist "Third Way" political philosophy. more.

How this man was ever elected the second time is beyond me. One is never really two different people, moral and honest in one situation and corrupt in another. He really pulled the wool over the eyes of millions of people with his smooth talk. No this man should have never been elected the first time, and definitely never the second time. The fact that he is on this list does not speak well of the citizens of this country!

The 90's were pretty good... Bush the senior may have done a few things right economically and deserves a little credit, but Clinton led the country with vision and an even keel. Why do we have to worry about his affairs? It seriously doesn't matter.

He was another charmer. I enjoyed his presidency. I felt relatively secure with him in the White house -- not as secure as with JFK (hard act to follow).. But, hindsight is 20/2 and, unfortunately, I believe he made serious mistakes such as with CAFTA and/or NAFTA, among others. I believe Hillary will have learned from his mistakes and make the best President since JFK. Here's hoping.

A talented and yet powerful president of the United States. America in the 90s went well under his presidency when the economy increased despite having flaws as well as the Lewinsky Scandal. He plays the saxophone for crying out loud! this goes to show powerful presidents with talents makes America the Best

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, Donald J Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his more.

He's a man with the right ideas. He's not afraid to spend his wealth on things that he likes, and he's certainly not afraid to face the backlash of American society.

He doesn't play the role of the "good" or "bad" guy -- he just does his own thing and speaks his mind. He's a man who can confidently make decisions; he's a man that America needs.

Presidents are not philanthropists. Presidents are human. Humans can be generous. Humans can also be selfish. Being one or the other does not make you a bad person.

However, seeing how our country is more or less made of poor, desperate people who like people who hand out free money, it's no surprise that they're against Trump and his conservative ways.

The most under rated President who saw a booming USA under his administration. Only President among all his contemporizes not to start a war.

Trump is going to make us great again we been low on the totem pole for many years in many ways and we are no longer spiraling down. I like a president who talks daily to the people, continually takes abuse from all aspects of the media, does not play the role of politician like the rest of Washington and still manages to accomplish things that no one has in 70 years plus. All of Washington politicians have great benefits so why change things. They are set for life, are you? They are all afraid of a real person. And a person who wants to make change that is needed. I love the comment on Obama, he did NOTHING for me or my health
insurance. And Bill Clinton LOL he used the office that we the citizens of this country OWN for his own shall we say pleasures. Trump is a president your grandchildren should read about and because of him their future will be bright.

George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump - three of the most hated presidents ever - being elected one after another is something your grandchildren will be reading about.

The Contenders
11 Dwight D. 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.

According to most history teachers, this great human being never even existed. No wonder today's young voters are happy with such idiots.

Eisenhower was so popular that both the Democrats and the Republicans wanted him to be their nominee in the 1952 election.

A general that always was the spokesperson for peace. A bit forgotten through the ages, but a brilliant man.

Equally famous as commander of Allied forces in WWII and president during the "prosperity" of 1950's America.

12 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.

An important founding father, and the most important in the history of Massachusetts, had a difficult presidency that led to partisan tensions throughout the country.

He wrote " May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."

13 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.

Carter may have been one of the most despised presidents of all time, but he was one of the only genuinely good-hearted ones.

Truly a great person, I think we need another like him right now, though maybe a little more competent.

A very kind man and a good human being. No wonder he only lasted one term...

Very nice man. Thoroughly incompetent president.

14 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 more.

He was a great but deeply complicated man, who had good intentions but didn't always do the right thing. His leadership and intelligence helped ease tensions with the USSR and brought China into the international community. He was a great and flawed man, but he was a man.

While Nixon is more commonly hated than any other president, he is easily the most well known. We teach children about him, constantly mock him, and his name is now synonymous for lying. There really isn't a contest here.

Again another president that didn't take the job seriously and is a disgrace to the country

He lie to the people

15 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.

Saved America, did not believe in slavery, overcame his demons.

Seen her getting wasted on hootch before a major battle.

Helped restore America post civil war.

16 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 more.

He is a badass action hero who saved New Orleans from the Bloody Brittish. I think he owed slaves and I'm not sure he was a good President, but he was the man in 1812!

Beloved in his day, but despised now (particularly due to the Indian Removal Act).

His face is on a twenty dollar bill he should be number 4 or 5?

He killed the Central Bank. Thumbs up

17 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.

This guy just creeps me out and scares me kinda glad he was assassinated

18 Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy. He helped many Americans with the Civil Rights Act, although many Americans more.

Not only did he pass the Civil and Voting Rights Acts Kennedy put into motion before his assassination, but his charisma with Congress assured him the passage of those bills. Under the Kennedy Administration, there was not enough party support for the bills but Johnson not only garnered it, he made sure they would pass. Also he passed Medicare and Medicaid, two of the most important pieces of health care legislation. He understood what the persecuted needed. He was a man who represented the minority: the discriminated, the hungry, the poor, etc.

No, in my opinion, Lyndon Johnson should be on the list for the top ten worst Presidents. Just look up pics. Of him on Google, and read the stories that go along with it and you'll see why.

19 Joe Biden Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. more.

President Biden will come to be known as a unifier of all sides, during times of intensely polarised political divisions in the West, especially when all sides will be united in their pain and hardship, with the Biden Administration as their only saviour.

He is a great thing for the hard times of the pandemic and its resulting economic turmoil; he is more experienced in running a superpower and the free world than anyone else. A deeply pragmatic leader, filled with hope and compassion, with a slow but experienced and firm approach to doing things. He is also quite a centre-oriented Democrat; he is humanitarian and makes difficult economic decisions to help his own people during these days of crisis, along with being proactive on environmental issues, yet he also holds hawkish stances on defence, security and foreign policy. His administration is a great thing for the divided and injured world right now, from any sane perspective which understands what the 21st century is about ...more

Thank God for this intelligent courageous compassionate and wonderful human being.

20 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].
21 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, more.
22 George H.W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989.

The only decent Republican. Brilliant family man perfect.

Beloved as Vice President, but not so much as President.

The least terrible of the Bushes. That's not saying much.

Won the first Gulf war

23 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.

Do you like nachos? Do you like beer? Do you like Football? Well, what don't you come to my house and drink beer and eat nachos while we watch the game!

Yes sir Mr. Ford!

Gerald Ford was an honest man!

24 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.
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.

William Taft is famous for getting stuck in the bath tub. His wife planted the cherry trees in Washington DC. Japan gave them to her as a gift. Taft worked in all three branches of government. He's the best president and the cutest and the nicest.

People always talk about how he got stuck in the bathtub. But at least he increased the bathtub's size.

Taft was my favorite president and he didn't really get stuck in the bathtub.

Not the most popular president ever, but definitely the sexiest.

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