Top Ten Most Liberal U.S. Presidents
Roosevelt went against the wishes of laissez-faire advisors and implemented the New Deal during the Great Depression. The New Deal contained more regulations on banking, work programs for the unemployed, farming programs, etc. He also helped create Social Security, the minimum wage, the forty hour work week, put limits on child labor, passed consumer protection laws, ended Prohibition, passed the Wagner Act, and helped create the UN. On top of it all, he proposed a Second Bill of Rights to the Constitution, which would have included a right to healthcare, education, freedom from monopolies, etc.
Internment camps were definitely "liberal".
Economically though, he was pretty progressive, I'll give him that.
One of the best. He got us out of the great depression.
And he was the best president.
Johnson took over after the unfortunate death of Kennedy. Once President, he passed several civil rights bills, consumer protection laws, environmental protection laws, made the food stamps program permanent, created Medicare and Medicaid, increased federal funding of public schools, and so on.
Barack Obama was awesome! He was eloquent, funny, and cared about people. He was a shining example of what it means to be a good person. He treated others with dignity and respect, while at the same time calling out bad behavior. He was met by resistance at every turn and was still able to get through some programs to help people vs. big business. I don't think republicans currently work for the people of America and I miss President Obama and frankly common sense!
Obama, during his term, passed the Affordable Care Act, which expanded healthcare access to millions. He's the first President since LBJ to get any major healthcare reform passed by Congress. On top of that, he supported marriage equality for same-sex couples, fought for equal pay, cut taxes for low income families, passed a stimulus package to prevent a depression, passed consumer protection laws, addressed the threat of climate change, created DACA, and let up on the War on Drugs.
How was he stupid, he helped my mentally ill mother survive the cost of health care so she could afford meds. She still passed away from heart failure, but was doing better with his turn in office. Obama helped her and many more disabled people, your probably wealthy, that's why your upset about taxes hitting you more. I'm glad your healthy and have more to spare, I miss my mother very much. Merry christmas.
How could anyone not rank Obama more liberal than FDR, or the most liberal of all times. Since FDR every Democrat in the White House has extended taxes, egalitarianism and size of government, with the exception of Kennedy regarding taxes.
Teddy began the process of breaking up large monopolies, which were devastating the public. He also passed consumer protection laws. He would later run as a Progressive, or a Bull Moose. His platform included national healthcare, social insurance, a minimum wage, an eight hour workday, limits on lobbying, an inheritance tax, the direct election of senators, and women's suffrage.
Truman took over the Presidency after the death of FDR. He wasted no time in getting the US into the UN, expanding Social Security, raising the minimum wage, loosening immigration quotas, expanding aid to public schools, and passing some minor civil rights legislation. Like FDR, he proposed a Fair Deal, which would've included single payer healthcare, free public education, federal employment programs, increased aid to veterans, etc.
Carter tried to implement a single payer system during his term, but failed. He did, however, pass consumer protection laws, environmental protection laws, loosened immigration quotas, pursued nuclear disarmament, promoted human rights, brought peace between Israel and Egypt, and created the Departments of Education and Energy. He was also the first President to openly call for equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community, and supported the Equal Rights Amendment. After his Presidency, he has called for the decriminalization of Marijuana and prostitution, and has shown concern over the growing amount of wealth inequality.
Nixon was a strong proponent of civil rights for African Americans. He also passed more environmental legislation than any other President in history. He created the EPA and OSHA. He passed consumer protection laws. He almost implemented a system similar to the Affordable Care Act. He almost implemented a guaranteed income, but was dissuaded from doing so. He supported strict, and I mean STRICT, gun control. He could've been a great President if it wasn't for his disastrous foreign policy and, of course, Watergate.
Kennedy weakly supported civil rights, helped create Medicare, passed the Equal Pay Act, created the Peace Corps, began the space race, expanded Social Security and food stamps, and raised the minimum wage.
Ford was an advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment, which was generally opposed by conservatives at the time. He also passed consumer protection laws, environmental protection laws, established special education throughout the US, created the Earned Income Tax Credit, or the EITC, pardoned Vietnam draft dodgers, made modest reforms in surveillance and CIA activities, expanded anti-trust laws, and was pro choice. After his presidency, he would oppose the Iraq War.
Freeing slaves is one of the most liberal things a president has ever done
Most republican president ever
Was kind of liberal.”
Clinton, like Carter, tried to implement universal healthcare, but failed. He did, however, pass the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which did make it easier for people to retain their insurance. He also passed the Family and Medical Leave Act and the the Violence Against Women Act, expanded the EITC, negotiated the somewhat successful Oslo Accords, increased funding to fight AIDS, implemented a now expired Assault Weapons Ban, implemented the Brady Bill, let homosexuals serve in the military, and pursued nuclear disarmament.
Most liberal founding father.