Most Overrated U.S. PresidentsBeezer Some presidents have legacies that outlast their actual actions. Here they are:
The Top Ten
Finally. A list he actually deserves to be number 1 on. Worst president that we ever had. He believed trees caused pollution. Poor children should eat ketchup for their vegetable. Trickle down economics. What a sham. He destroyed the fmiddle class. IranContra for which he took no responsibility. Worst president in modern times
Worst president next to trump
Worst and most overrated president we ever had!
Killed the middle class, Iran-Contra, had a corrupt administration, increased unemployment, but is still idolised.V 32 Comments
Through his 3 years, JFK only had a shaky economy and the mishandling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He didn't do much. He might not have had a lot of time to do anything, but the legacies of people should be considered based on their actions, not their potential. - Beezer
Ronald Reagan is not overrated. What did Reagan do wrong? JFK for one thing had sex with another woman in the Oval Office and he had a shaky economy and mishandled the Cuban Missile Crisis. The only reason he is popular is he died due to assassination - 2storm
I know 2 other presidents who got assassinated but don't hear about. - TeamRocket747
Time in office doesn't matter it's actions he messed his presidency up with bay of pigs and Cuban missile crisis johnson fixed his damages as he destroyed eisenhower's
What did he actually DO - get enacted. Virtually nothing. The Cuban missle crisis - his doing. It was in response to his botched attempt to overthrow Cuba (Bay of Pigs). Good job on sending us to the moon and Peace Corps but he's more fantasy than factV 6 Comments
His new deal policies extended the depression and he ran for a 4th term despite his quickly failing health, greatly deceiving the American people.
It' the time he served as president that makes him a "good" president, nothing else really. - lannypetersong
He really wasn't good at all and people think he's amazing
People are really ignorant saying he was a bad president. oh I guess in 10 years everyones gonna praise hitler for being a good dictatorV 1 Comment
Washington was a great leader in the Revolutionary War as well as the first president.. However, he did not do much in his two terms. He did show control and a more important grasp on what's important for the country over his wanting for power, but his presidency did not have much of an impact as one would think. - Beezer
He was a horrible general read fakes frauds and phonies
AER YOU KIDDING?! There would be no presidents if it weren't for him! - hollyeb13
Most of you don't want to admit it, but you hate President Obama because he is black. The government corrupted things for black people before Obama was born. It was brainwashed into people for generations. Obama is a better president than you'll ever be. - 9713524179
No, I hate him because he raised the debt more than all the other U.S presidents combined - SoldierOfFortune
He was only elected because he was black. Many Obama supporters did exactly what the racists do-they judge him by the color of his skin instead of the content of his character. The only important thing he did was help assassinate Osama bin Laden. He was too focused on environmental issues-not important
I love Obama! I am always be with him! Sad that Trump took his seat. - Jeanclaudejunior
Broke OwebamaV 10 Comments
Although changing around the way the government handled big business, TR was not the best when it came to actual legislation and solving problems. His greatest achievement might be the Meat Inspection Act and that was spurred because of Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle". - Beezer
He supported the Panama canal
This guy is savage - lukemcnamara72
Should be number one.
Most of his policies were disaterous, and even his successes required others to carry the heavy load for him.
I Think He Should Be Way Higher On This List But At Least He Is On It.
Yes he did let women vote, but on top of that he made awful choices and was openly racist
Good president because he allowed women to vote
Way too overrated. This guy was actually very racist and unpresidential over all.
He is a good president for women sufferage
Lying under oath aside, Clinton seemed to run out of steam at the end of his presidency. The economy went down and the federal government was hated more than ever. Although his presidency might be too early to judge, the way that the public approves of him might be inaccurate. - Beezer
Bottom 10 is more like ir
Monica Lewinsky... - torsja29
Declared Martial law without consent of congress, drafted thousands of men to their deaths without consent and to top it off he seems to get credit for the freeing of slaves even though he didn't care at all about freeing them.
Worshipped in the media to condition the people into accepting tyrants like Bush and Wilson.
Only opposed slavery for military and economics reasons, not because he thought it was morally wrong. He also opposed equal rights for blacks and wanted them deported back to Africa.
Belongs #1 on this list. He didn't free a single slave, was actually against abolition and believed in the inferiority of blacks. Suspended habeus corpus, illegally invaded the southern states, refused peaceful alternatives to emancipation, had newspapers shut down and had people arrested, deported, and even executed who criticized him.
I've heard Lincoln was a wrestler.V 2 Comments
Johnson was on track to having one of the best domestic policies in American policy. And then Vietnam happened. His lack of awareness went to his downfall as Johnson just couldn't have a "New Deal-esk" platform while fighting in a war. - Beezer
While FDR and (especially) Truman wanted/achieved Federal Benefits and Federal Aid... This man absolutely knowingly opened the floodgates to absolute Federal DEPENDENCE, too many people abuse every help GIVEN to them and still expect more. His tombstone should read "the taxpayer will pick up the bill"
Yes his racial/domestic progress is wonderful but he's the president that started this snowball turned avalanche we call a debt.
By the way Reagan doesn't belong on any overrated list with at least 20 candidates. He did inherit jimmy carter's pathetic tenure. But it was more than that, the transparency, the assurance only he could deliver, and the fact that the man won... And won every single deal was premeditated.
Johnson's administration was the most corrupt of all time, and made Nixon look like a Boy Scout.
He had the good fortune to die before most of it came to light, which prevents almost all negative reaction.
He's just an idiot, in my opinion.
Wait... he's only been in office for not even a year, and he's already in slot 18? Really he can't get on air force I with Melania without the media criticizing him or the FLOTUS. I'm telling you, if someone showed a severed head of Obama, they'd pretty much be dead. But a severed head of Trump is okay because we think he's stupid, or he's not your president, we think his not a real president, we want to somehow beat him up, blah blah blah. Grow some balls! As of how this "Mambo Jambo" won, guess what? The American people voted him in, the exact same way as Obama, the Bushes, Bill Clinton, Reagan and every other president of the United States. Except I think Washington was nominated, because it was the birth of America. It also helped with the fact that the alternative was (and still is) under FBI investigation
This list is for actual presidents, not morons who think they're an actual president.
Oh please. Why isn't he first? He's so annoying and so are his fans. - railfan99V 4 Comments
It depends what you're opinion of a "good" president is. Polk did get a great amount of land from Mexico. However, he did so forcefully and was a very poor act of imperialism. Although the ends were good, the means weren't as much. - Beezer
Gosh, it's John QUINCY Adams that should be here, not John Adams. He saved this nation from a war that was unnecessary. And that is why he served only one term. - IcetailofWishClan
Carter had huge indecision with the economy, switching his platform several times. He had no real authority or confidence in his presidency. - Beezer
He was a good leader, but maybe not in the right direction. While laborers were begging for change and a right to collectively bargain, he was against it. - Beezer
What ever rating he has it is more than he deserves
Number 23? Really? Get him to #1. - TeamRocket747
Nothing that good really went on during his presidency. He abused the power of his role and didn't have a real exit strategy to Vietnam. Some people believe that Watergate overshadows his accomplishments as president, but there weren't many in the first place. - Beezer
Actually, Nixon did have plenty of accomplishments. While I do think Nixon deserves all the hate he gets and was a pretty terrible president and person, we shouldn't ignore his vast amount of successes. - Alpha101
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