Top Ten Most Liberal U.S. Presidents


The Top Ten

1 Franklin D Roosevelt 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.

And he was the best president. - iliekpiez

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. - Alpha101

One of the best.He got us out of the great depression - DarkBoi-X

Barrack Obama We Miss You...Thank You For Moveing The USA towards Greatness... When You and Democrats Ruled The Earth!... Bring Back the Democratic Party November 6...2018!...VOTE

Nope, sorry. Trump won. Also, your comment is in the wrong section... - Camaro6

2 Barack Obama 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 more.

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.

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!

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.

Utter stupidity was the only thing to come out of his presidency.

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3 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

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. - Alpha101

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

He was a decent president, especially for a democrat. - Camaro6

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. - Alpha101

5 Theodore Roosevelt 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.

Not to mention... has done more than Trump has since being elected. *AWAITS TRIGGERED TRUMP SUPPORTER COMMENTS*

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. - Alpha101

6 Jimmy Carter 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 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. - Alpha101

7 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Born May 29th, 1917) 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 in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban more.

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. - Alpha101

8 Richard Nixon 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.

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. - Alpha101

9 Bill Clinton 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 more.

Hate him. Not only did he almost ruin America, but he cheated on his wife. Cold. - Camaro6

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. - Alpha101

10 Gerald Ford 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.

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. - Alpha101

The Contenders

11 Ronald Reagan 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

Inspired by FDR, Reagan was a true progressive.

Wait a second Reagan is not liberal

12 Abraham Lincoln 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.

Freeing slaves is one of the most liberal things a president has ever done

Was kind of liberal.”

13 John Adams 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.

Most liberal founding father.

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