Most Underrated U.S. Presidents In History


The Top Ten

1 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is 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 Romney.

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.

Terrible president. He did nothing good for this country! The democratics didn't kill bin laden the republicans did! It took ten years to kill the bastard eight years under bush two under Obama! Therefore the republicans did 80% of the work and the democrats only did 20% of the work!

You know, people like you are why Barack Obama is considered an underrated president. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Obama gets So Much hate and it's really unfair. He killed Osama, ended the wars in Iraq and Afganistan, created a wonderful health care system, is helping to leaglize gay marriage and so much more. In my opinion he is one of our greatest presidents, yet racist ignorrant people still think he's a communist Kenyan Muslim. sad really.

2 Chester Alan Arthur

Chester Arthur took over for James Garfield after he was assassinated. And did a pretty good job!

3 James K Polk

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..

4 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S.

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...

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.

I don't believe he had anything to do with the watergate scandal! Ya wanna know why? Because after he resigned and Gerald ford took over you never heard another thing about the watergate scandal! He was a great president and innocent in the watergate scandal!

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5 George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush

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.

Such a kind hearted and intelligent man and president. Much better and more thoughtful than reagan ever was! 1

An intelligent and gentle soul. The only republican I've ever liked!

Great humanitarian

6 Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States; he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison.

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.

7 James Monroe James Monroe

Good president. Not great. But good.

8 Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.

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.

9 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.

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 :/

10 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.

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.

The best and most accomplished domestic President ever. Vietnam stands out but he was great

The Contenders

11 John Tyler 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.

No. He was one of history's worst. - Alpha101

12 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.

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.

Sucky president. Did nothing for the country.

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

13 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

He was the Father of the Constitution for crying out loud!

He rocks

14 Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland

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.


15 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party. V 2 Comments
16 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren
17 Andrew Johnson 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].

How could someone think he is underrated? - Alpha101

18 Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes
19 Andrew Jackson 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 more.

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

20 Dwight D. Eisenhower 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.

Yes underrated! First president of all 50 states! And created the highway system! Great president. And he did a lot with the war!

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