Most Underrated U.S. Presidents In History
The Top Ten
Brilliant, relatable and left us with a surplus! Great president. I was proud of our country with him at the helm.
Phenomenal, glorious leader!
Educated and well spoken. Relates well to all types of people. Large hearted
This President has faced more opposition as President than all the others, yet God always brings h out of it smelling like a rose. If God is for you, who can stand against you. When God opens or closes a door no one can close it or open it. Let's remember if God ordained it, it is so and our arms are to short to box with Him. His will be done.
He gets so much hate, but he was a great president.
Everyone hates him, but he is literally the best
Underrated? Give me a damn break.
Um, he is underrated. So many people say he's bad, although if you compare him with bush or someone similar, he comes up as a way better president. Obama was a great president, I can't believe so many people still deny it. - Solacress
Chester Arthur took over for James Garfield after he was assassinated. And did a pretty good job!
I wouldn't say most underrated president but yes a very good president the didn't get enough credit.
The most underrated president by far..
The media has always been rigged against the Bush's. Both are very underrated! And only focused on their failures and not their many achievements.
An intelligent and gentle soul. The only republican I've ever liked!
Such a kind hearted and intelligent man and president. Much better and more thoughtful than reagan ever was! 1
I disagree to an extent. I believe that, yes, Richard Nixon had some good policies, and some terrible ones, but what makes him awful is the fact that he tried to cover up a scandal that he wasn't even involved in! It was a dumb move caused by his paranoia that he feared getting kicked out of office. We gave him power, and look what he decided to do with it!
Actually, even though I am a Democrat, I kind of agree with this one, especially when you compare him with the hideous Republican Party of today...
I feel bad for you, Nixon. You had a very great image, until you made a bad decision, Watergate.
Very sad that one scandal that was caused by a couple of stupid thieves has brought down one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century, with accomplishments like forming the Envirnmental proctection agency and building strong diplomatic ties to communist states such as China and USSR.
Definitely the most underrated founding father just forgotten, If you asked people alive from 1788 to 1820 and asked who is your favorite president so far, most would say monroe, He was extremely popular and did so many great things as president. I would call him "Great"
Good president. Not great. But good.
James Monroe. Who is he? He was the last Founding Father to be president (that's why he's in the shadow of the first four), he nearly got rid of sectionalism and political parties during the Era of Good Feelings. he was so popular he ran unopposed for a second term. He was prominent supporter of the colonization of Liberia (a slave free country) and the American Colonization Society (he even has the capital of Liberia named after him). He established the Monroe Doctrine so Europe wont make colonies in Latin America to stop the rebellion there. He fought in the America Revolution and took a bullet to the shoulder. He was the Secretary of State and Secretary of War during Madison's presidency and was more than prepared to take on the role of a president.
So yeah, he's really underrated as both president and Founding Father.
Yes a tad underrated. But how do you beat someone and then four years later you lose to them? I don't understand that. But still a good president.
The best and most accomplished domestic President ever. Vietnam stands out but he was great
Crooked as a country back road. Responsible for thousands of dead people voting, but really the Gulf of Tonkin Incident alone makes him possibly the worst ever, given how Viet Nam has resonated in our history since then.
Possibly the most corrupt president in US history, but most of it was not uncovered until after his death, so he seems to get a pass.
I don't think this guy get enough love. (No, not that kind of love. gross.) - PokemonRPGbro
No. He was one of history's worst. - Alpha101
Honestly he owned slaves so I don't think he deserved it - TheAwesomeDude54
I'm not saying that he was a good president. What I'm saying is that if he lived longer then we might have known him for being one of the best. People misjudge him because he was a slave owner. - Alpha101
He is my third to favorite president. Super underrated. Remove Grant and place Taylor and remove Jefferson for Madison
Only 16 months in office but in those 16 months he did a great job.
Admittingly not a good president but better than you think. He got Egypt and Israel, two very different countries, to get along with each other. He also appointed Paul Volcker who was the best Federal reserve chairman or close to the top. He also decided to help the hostages in Iran without bombing and allowed more hostages to come out alive and not dead. Basically all the effects his successor Ronald Reagan gets credit for was an effect of Jimmy Carter.
He created the Department of Energy.
He appointed Volcker to the Fed.
He had a relatively peaceful presidency.
He didn't cause the horrible economy of the 70s. He inherited it. Not only that, but he tried to fix it twice, but the American people wouldn't let him. He suggested transitioning to nuclear energy, but he couldn't get that through. Then, he suggested that people cut down on unneccisary consumption, but people got angry about that. It wasn't until Volcker, the person Carter appointed to the Fed, hiked up interest rates that the economy began to improved.
Reagan didn't end the stagflation, Carter did. - Alpha101
He was a good president. Much better than Reagan or Ford. - iliekpiez
Man he just never gets respect even though he’s 94 and still making houses for homeless people and created peace between Egypt and Israel
He was the Father of the Constitution for crying out loud!
The 2nd president of the United States of America! He did a great Job as president. A founding father. Amazing president.
Don't want to bring up all the old Canadian-American arguments, Alpha101, but... we won the War of 1812! - beatles
You guys didn't win the war of 1812 though :/
He’s better than George Washington!
Truman Doctrine... Enough said.
Had to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the human race, with almost no warning or knowledge about what it even was [atomic weapon], or that he would have to be the decision-maker [Roosevelt's death during WW2].
How could someone think he is underrated? - Alpha101
Helped pass 13 14 and 15 amendments
Criminally underrated. - Alpha101
The last honest Democrat to serve the oval office, comming from a conservative. I say that because there is no way in hell he would be a Democrat today.
Most underrated in my opinion, I never heard anyone bring him up in the discussion for greatest presidents
Yes underrated! First president of all 50 states! And created the highway system! Great president. And he did a lot with the war!
Held the country together after the Civil War. Created lasting positive relations with Great Britain after the Alabama affair. Brought diversity to the government and protected the rights of African Americans and Native Americans in an era of extreme racism while being aware of the need to also protect States Rights. His major downfall was he trusted too many dishonest men and was considered corrupt by association. This is just plain wrong and unjust for one of the most under rated men to ever hold the office of president
Coolidge did much to restore dignity to the office after Harding's scandals. He also presided over one of the greatest periods of economic growth throughout most of the 1920s. It wasn't his policies that led to the Great Depression, rather it was the attempt by Hoover to micromanage the economy.
Well under 5% for unemployment, lowered taxes, higher wages, fewer strikes, new technology, shrinking federal budget, the jazz age. What else can you say, ranked 26th on average.
He was an amazing president
Better than Trump and George W. Bush.
By far one of the greatest presidents of all time! Amazing job as president! And he beat down his attempted assassion! A bad ass! And a great president!
Yea! He sent Natives away because of their race! What a great president! I bring out the sarcasm attack. - TeamRocket747
He is underrated, He wasn't the greatest ever but he well, He helped win the Spanish-American war. - B1ueNew
Seriously? He Did So Much For Our Country Yet People Think He Didn't Do To Much Since He Got Assasinated!
The U.S. have puerto rico and guam because of this guy.
A good, steady, underrated president.
I agree! People (democrats) keep saying that the border wall is unconstitutional. He is not against all immigrants, yes we are a country on immigrants. Of LEGAL Immigrants. Trump is only against ILLEGAL immigrants. He's not saying "Don't come" He's saying "Come the legal way". For example, I have a family member that came from Ireland 15 something years ago and he just now got his US citizenship. He had a lot of work to do but at least he came the right way. So it's not fair that these people who think they are better than everyone else think they can just cross the border and get away with it. And then they protest when the president tells them to stop. Listen people illegal immigration is a crime. I totally get that they are in danger and they just want a better life for themselves and their family. But 9 times out of 10 they are fleeing because of crime. And if they commit a crime like illegal immigration, all they are doing is joining the people that cause their problems.
He has a lot of challenges as president such as political extremism on all sides and a corrupt fbi. He is not perfect, but he is holding up very very well.
Remove Clinton and Obama they are the most overrated presidents, Donald Trump has received more undeserved hate then any president.
Trump is underrated because of (Grab 'em by the) kitty hats. - Maddox121
He's not underrated nor overate d he's in between.
Give me a break clinton and obama in the top 2 they are the most overrated presidents, donald trump has received more undeserved hate than any president.
2nd Worst Just Barely Better Than Harding.
I guess he's so underrated that he appeared on the list twice.
Why is he here when he hasn't even finished his term yet?
Underrated? Everyone knows the marvelous Washnington
Not a great President, but he doesn't belong anywhere near the bottom. - Alpha101
He was the only president to not violate the Constitution or to expand the role of his office.
Not just the most underrated, but for me the single greatest presidents of all time. In 200 days he achieved more than many presidents achieved in 4 years.
One of the best presidents ever!
The most overrated. Paid no attention to the scourge that was Aids, wanted poor children to have ketchup in school as opposed to nourishing vegetables thought trees caused pollution. /let Oliver North take the fall for him when Iran/Contra shady dealings were exposed. - Pfeifferpfan
Come on, he can't be blamed for the Depression. It was the market economy. It was something completely unprecedented in history. There was nothing he himself could've done to prevent it. In an alternate timeline without the Great Depression, he could've been one of the best presidents of all time.
"I Hate him. His dad, George Bush, Is Innocent but he is Terrible. George Bush was Teased by Both Political Parties for Being to Gentle, an he Thought the Republicans Treated him Better. So Poppy is and Underranted Republican. George W. Bush Didn't Listen to HIDS and Decided to do his own Thing, he Also Wanted Another Pressuring Settlement in Iraq, Making us Have war on Them to Make Them Learn Their Lesson but Another war Will Make it Worse! Dubya ("W") is so Underrated but to Some Scholars say he's Underrated, but They can Have Opinions."