Most Popular Presidents in U.S. History

The Top Ten

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.

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.

Barack Obama made great strides considering the opposition he faced from Congress. I especially liked his trying to get women the same pay as men for doing the same job. Although that was another thing Congress held up. Mostly the republican side.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Honestly this whole comment is actually indeed racist, you automatically assume that no one likes him even though he was a descent president that most people did actually like and assumed that everyone says they like him just because he was black which is racist you are discrediting the person deeds as President by saying of course people say they love him because he was black, then to put fire on the flame you have the gull to say that Abraham Lincoln ended racism when he just helped to end slavery, that is ignoring the the next hundred years of racism that had held back African Americans and tried to speak for African Americans.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Was fairly unpopular when he was alive, and the reality is that he was president for only about a thousand days, and had not accomplished much with the exception of a nice showdown over missiles in Cuba.He has been idealized due to his assassination while still young and good-looking, and his murder marked a major

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...

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.

If it weren't for him we might still belong to England or at the very least be a commonwealth of England. George is #1 with me.

How the hell is Obama #1

Many Presidents like George Washing, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson deserve that spot. Not Him!

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.

It's George Washington. He was the first President. How do you not know him?

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

Worst President in US History. People who support him are uninformed. The facts=
1) Tripled US debt while crippling the borders and outsourcing US manfacturing
2) Doubled crime and poverty while neglecting infra structure for "Star Wars"
3) Took US wealth out of middle class and created elite "1%" with Reaganomics
4) Destroyed education and social safety net with budget cuts resulting in modern standing worldwide in math, science, healthcare, and social mobility
5) De-regulated big banks and industry resulting in stock market crashes in '87 and '99 and the big one in 2009. By contrast FDR policy allowed ONE crash from '32-'82.

He was the greatest president since Carter...so 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.

Anyone who was an adult during the Reagan years know that he was one of the top 3 best presidents of our history. He left our country a lot safer than he found it, especially after Clinton's ;years of cutting our military down to dangerously low numbers. My goodness folks, this man is responsible for the Berlin Wall coming down.

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.

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.

Fantastic statesman who delivered on his promises; kind-hearted, optimistic, intelligent individual who was also incredibly realistic and pragmatic in difficult circumstances.

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.

Saved this country from fascism during great depression, created programs such as WPA and CCC that put millions of people to work or back to work, created Social Security, successful Commander in Chief during WW II.

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.

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.

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.

How is Barack Obama ahead of this guy? Anyone ever heard of the Rough Riders? Anyone ever heard of Obama's second-term dictatorship?

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.

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.

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 ...read more.

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

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!

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.

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 only happened to have been there during a good economy! Newt Gingrich and the Internet boom had more to do with it! Bill Clinton is an awful President!

Donald J. Trump

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.

What? 10th? He would make america great again? look at his handling of COVID-19 and the George Floyd Protests! He threatened to kill 26 million people, Is racist (by supporting Kung Flu, that is racist in the United States), Forced people to drink bleach, Got the vaccine for the US only, Slowed down testing so we don't know who has tested positive for COVID, And, worst of all, DIDn't CARE ABOUT PEOPLE DYING FROM COVID19 AND ONLY CARED ABOUT THE US'S WEALTH!

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.

Make us great again, we were already great and had still been great prior to his Presidency talk about setting the bar really low, but we all know what was really met by "Make America Great Again"

Best president since Reagan. Not even close. Brought self respect back to the USA after Obama spent eight years making us a laughing stock.

The Contenders

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.

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

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.

Seen her getting wasted on hootch before a major battle.

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.

He warned us about the Military-Industrial Complex. He was right.

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

A man of courage.

He was the best

George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

There's an old saying Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says elect a moron like me president once, shame one me, elect a moron like me president twice, shame one you.

Worst president of all time I don't even know what his picture is doing here. You don't here of critics because he is white. What a shame.

He was a good president but not the best... he did a lot for america like helped with 9/11 and Katrina.

I turned 18 just in time to vote against this War mongering corporate puppet. No dice...

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.

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

Compared to the Clintons and Obama, Nixon was a Boy Scout.

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.
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.

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 made great strides for the common American citizen

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 ...read 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.

I'm convinced Johnson was in on JFK's assassination

Did a lot for black peeps

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

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

Very nice man. Thoroughly incompetent president.

Most decent president since the end of II WW

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!

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.

A President I know nothing about, but he sounds like a jerk.

Why is Tyler on this list?
He was a bad president!

Expanded slavery in western territories
Added Texas to the union
Became president after William Henry Harrison's death

James Monroe James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

Although, economic panic took place under his administration, James Monroe continued to be a popular leader as he had an ear for popular opinion.

Was president during the Era of Good Feelings

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.

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.

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

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].

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