Top 10 Worst United States Presidents
Here are the reasons why he deserved to be at number 1
1 I was born when he was still president
2 he knew that there were terrorists in our country but instead he went to Florida to visit a school full of kids
3 after destroying Al Qaeda's base at the Taliban he thought or forgot that bin laden escaped
4 instead of continuing tracking down Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden the person that was responsible for the September 11th attack he told the U.S Army to invaded Iraq instead.
5 thankfully when Barack Obama was president he track down bin Laden for the Navy seal team and shot him killed if George W Bush was smarter and responsible we would have not had a 9/11 and tracked down Al Qaeda faster.
Stole the Florida recount, possibly negligent in the lead up to 9/11, championed the incredibly unconstitutional PATRIOT Act that destroyed the 4th Amendment, started the Iraq War for no good reason which destabilized the Middle East and helped cause the rise of ISIS - all told, billions of dollars and millions of innocent lives lost. This is what he did with our 2000 budget surplus.
While the Bush era itself wasn't the worst era of America because most of the agendas that he created were not put in stone yet. Almost everything bad in this generation can go back to George W. Bush.
Dear George W. Bush, the people who are hating on Barack Obama as the scapegoat for America's current problems is all because of YOU. I honestly can't think of one or two good things you did for the country, with ISIS rising being all because of your 2003 invasion of Iraq that you only wanted the oil from and only used WMD's that weren't even there to begin with as an excuse for it. Sure, democracy was also a justification, but your invasion still divided Iraq because you caused internal ethnic conflicts within it. Also, Barack Obama had to go and fix the recession YOU caused and is still dealing with the problems in the Middle East that you started and intensified. Yet, he is still hated by America and is still pushing on despite his criticisms. You're only in 2nd place right now since TheTopTens is mostly conservative. I don't care if anyone calls me an Obamabot, but I am just speaking with logic and reason here. George W. Bush, you will always be 1st place as the worst US president ...more
Another guy in the wrong place at the wrong time - but was truly inept and incompetent in his handling of the build-up to the Civil War. I don't think the war could have been prevented by this time, but his inability to act was really something. He also supported Dred Scott and the fugitive slave act, which is pretty terrible.
Easily James Buchanan. The man literally showed the most pathetic leadership during a national crisis. James Buchanan was a complete idiot.
Pretty much caused the civil war which killed THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, and forced Lincoln (An actual good president) to do the work. He did NOTHING to stop it. Sure, he isn’t AS bad as say, Donald Trump, who ignored a virus tearing through the nation killing MILLIONS, but still. Also, how the heck is Barack Obama above him? Obama is a brilliant president
Anyone who thinks Obama is the worst president is obviously biased for several reasons, but the most obvious reason is that he is the current president and since Nixon time it has been cool to hate on the modern president. I don't think he is a great president but at least he didn't let the nation literally fall apart under him. Enter James Buchanan who pretty much basically let slavery spread and did nothing to prevent the Confederacy from forming. Luckily, we had Lincoln afterwards or else the United States wouldn't be the same.
He should be number 2 on this list. He got voted in for one reason only, race! He acted more like a celebrity than a "president". Have you ever seen a President other than him make special appearances with their wife at basketball games and reality TV shows. He single handedly destroyed our economy. Thanks to President Dondald Trump he was able to turn our country around and accomplish things no one esle could. The Obama care was a joke, the homebuyers credits he gave out were not "free". It was the middle class tax payers who shoveled out the money for as everying thing else his pea sized brain came up with.
All you people who voted this man as the worst president are utter fools. I'm writing this on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. On Tuesday of this week ten sailors veered into Iranian waters and were detained by Iran. Your shrill Obama critics immediately went crazy. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, apparently no longer grateful for the help Obama gave him during hurricane Sandy, was among the harshest critics. Several Republican presidential candidates, seizing a golden opportunity to play to their fearful, xenophobic base, called on Obama to cancel his State of the Union message that night to deal with this crisis. They also renewed their lambasting of the Iran nuclear deal that we reached along with Germany, England, France, Russia, and China. Like most Republicans who criticize Obama they ended up with egg on their faces when the sailors were released the next morning unharmed. What magic negotiating tactic did Secretary of State Kerry use to bring this about? He asked them. It's really ...more
1) a liar 2) lacks all the morals, values, and standards any American should have, especially a president 3) has no backbone 4) has no idea what he's doing 5) he's using his seat to do what he wants to do to our country, not what's best for our country. He has managed to divide this country directly in half and the half that he cares about is the half that free loads off of the other half. The question isn't "Is he the worst president ever? " Cause that answer is way too obvious. The question is "Why is he our president? " And the answer to that is that there are enough free loaders, air headed liberals, and idiots that don't have a clue what they're voting for, why they're voting, don't care enough to know what they're voting for to put him in there.
Most Anti-American President in the history of the United States. Has put this country in more debt than the combined total of all Presidents. Only concern is giving away our jobs and money to those who have not put one penny into this country. Putting Americans in harms way allowing illegals from all over the world into our country and then wanting us to pay them for coming in while millions of Americans are without work. Puts illegals ahead of veterans who have put their lives and limbs on the line allowing him and those who continue to support him to do and say the ridiculous things they do. Has caused more racial tension during his term than any President since Lincoln. Has absolutely no military experience and gets rid of those that do have it if they disagree with him. Has hired more tax evaders than any other leader. Apologizes to terrorists for America. (UNBELIEVABLE). Criticizes Christians during a speech on National Day of Pray. Wants American dependent upon foreign ...more
I could be swayed as to whether he or Wilson was worse, but Andrew Johnson fought tooth-and-nail against everything the Radical Republicans attempted to secure rights for African-Americans. Reconstruction may well have been more successful were it not for Johnson. By contrast, the only good thing he did was buy Alaska, which is incredibly minor.
Andrew Johnson has to be the worst US President this country has ever had, and if you know your history you will agree. First, he wasn't even elected, he was VP when Lincoln (who could be our best President or at least top 3) was assassinated. He was the first president to be impeached, and after the Civil War when the country was in shambles and violent riots and revolts popping up all over the country; he did more to extend the period of nationality disunity and contention then he did to heal the wounds of the war and state of the overall country.
Also, I do not believe Obama should be rated number one worst president, don't get me wrong I do not think he is a good president but there are definitely worst presidents in our history.
I think Johnson Should be number 1 or at least in the top 3. He ruined everything Lincoln worked for and set back Black rights for years. I'm even disgusted that there is an elementary school in my town that's for named after him. Obama might b the most hated on the president but I honestly think that he wouldn't have stood a chance even if he Was the best president that Walked This earth. The majority wasn't Happy that there Was a black man in office. I'm a white woman who lives in the south, and As soon as he was Elected, I never heard more Racist remarks in my life. Everywhere I turned. Bush Jr. And Ronald Reagan and Jackson should be up near the top too. Reagan was the very first start to the economic hole we're in right now. Reaganomics. You can start to blame him first and work your Way down The line.
Like those who voted for this, Johnson was a terrible president and the worst in U.S history. Before voting, look up Andrew Johnson and take the time to read about him and that will tell you what you need to know about him. People are so caught up on Obama because he is the one in office, folks do not care about the past which is why Andrew Johnson has been overlooked when one is asked about terrible presidents. Don't get me wrong, I do believe Obama belongs in a list when discussing terrible presidents but he is nothing compared to what Andrew Johnson was.
Donald trump is, let's face it, a complete and utter idiot. The amount of lies he's told to stay in power, not accepting the election results...what did Obama do? At least he admitted when he was wrong. Trump went against his own VICE PRESIDENT, said horrible things about woman, Muslims and BLM protestors, incited violence, refused to release his tax returns again and again, said he wasn't going to show up to Biden's inauguration, withdrew from the Paris Agreement, and made "scientific" proposals such as injecting disinfectant and sunlight into the body...the list goes on and on. A jerk like him should 100% be at the top.
People will look back at his presidency with rose tinted glasses because at least you were making money, owned things, and were somewhat content under his presidency even if most millennials are wage slaves. Trust me, you have no idea how bad things are going to get under Biden and future even worse presidents. It is even worse if you are a white male or are any form of a person who did not work his way to immigrate to the country.
We are reaching a post scarcity society where workers are no longer needed, capitalism cannot work because the system is incompatible with an era of automation where even those who are writing the programs to automate the tasks will get automated. It is either have the capital (even if you only can make 25 dollars of spare change) for Bitcoin, Gold, Silver or die in the great depression.
As a former Republican turned Independent, Trump was very incompetent. Describing him and his presidency includes but is not limited to:
-He thinks climate change is fake.
-He imposed a Muslim travel ban.
-He has insulted the military on countless occasions, including John McCain.
-He made an ICE program even worse than it was under Obama.
-He banned transgenders from serving in the military.
-Irresponsibly handled the coronavirus pandemic
-Don't think we need to talk about his constant lying.
-Dismissed Russian interference with the election
-Called white supremacist protestors "very fine people"
-Withdrew from the Paris Agreement
-Wouldn't let the election go
-Literally told his supporters to raid the Capitol, and we all know what happened. Remember when he said that everyone involved in the Portland riots should be locked up for at least 10 years? When his supporters rioted at the Capitol, which has never been done before and is an act of ...more
OHMYGOD- Why isn't Trump at the top?!?!?! This is stupid, hands down he is the worst! Why do people like this jerk? He's the one who proclaimed Covid-19 to be a hoax (which it, um, WASN'T) and it's pretty much his fault he didn't take responsibility and over 300,000 Americans are dead. Dead. People like your mother or father- my best friend died of covid. He's leaning towards nuclear war, too, thank god he wasn't appointed president again- because before 2025 America would've been destroyed of nuclear weapons, I BET. What did Obama do? His time was PEACEful. Why are you all dissing him when he just continued life as peaceful? Back when I was happy, when I didn't have anxiety and depression. This is ridiculous. Trump is also leaning towards major global warming. I hate him so much. #joebiden
The Watergate scandal absolutely destroyed American trust in politics. Even past that, he prolonged the Vietnam War for his own political gain and set us on the road to normalized trade with China. He also helped start the drug war. All of these continue hurting Americans to this day.
The most corrupt US president in history until Trump poked his head out of his bankrupted casino and fake universities to throw his hat in the ring.
Anyone who hasn't been corrupted by CNN or ABC could find that this guy isn't the most evil President. Sure, I agree that Watergate was a serious thing and Nixon shouldn't have covered it up. But he did some great things. He caused good relations with China and installed the Clean Air Act. Jimmy Carter and Barrack Obama are worse Presidents than him. At least he didn't install the bane of Healthcare. I hope you stop focusing on the bad stuff that Nixon did and look at the great things he did. And why is Warren Harding and ANDREW JACKSON better than him.
America's Greatest President and barracks thief! How great was he? 1. Got us out of Vietnam 2. Clean Air Act 3. Rapprochement with China 4. He offered America A Single Payers health care plan that puts ObamaCare to shame 6. Ordered Atty Gen Mitchell to investigate LBJ over killing JFK (Why? LBJ had Nixon hire Ruby for political dirty work).
Conversely, Nixon wasn't just a crook, he was a barracks thief (petty thief). It just came out: Howard Hughes gave Mayhue $100k to BeBe Rabasso who then skimmed $40k and gave it the rest to Nixon. (Legal if through a PAC). Nixon bought a putting green and a Pool Table with the bribe. Nixon broke into the Watergate Hotel because the guy who collected the money for Nixon switched employment and went to work for the DNC! Nixon needlessly freaked out as the consultant said 'All I do is pay bribes---DemoRepublicans it's all Good!
The Trail of Tears was the biggest fault - a genocidal and blatantly unconstitutional move. Jackson should have been impeached. However, I do give him some credit for expanding voting rights.
Like Trump, Andrew Jackson was far from perfect. Admittedly racist in an age of racists, no doubt surrounded by corrupt politicians, Jackson nonetheless did one thing that really mattered, and upon which his legacy should be built: he fought the banks and won. He kept privately-owned banks OUT of US government literally until 1913. I have no concern for anything else he did, didn't do, or might have done. I don't care. For this one thing, for keeping banks out for nearly 80 years, he deserves his place as one of the BEST presidents the US has ever had. Whoever ranked him as the 12th worst obviously doesn't understand the importance or significance of debt to governments, and just how devastating it can be.
Indian Removal act!? Blech! This horrible man was a total racist, and destroyed native Americans and whacked them out of their own land. But despite that totally being unethical, we gotta credit him. We had a nation INSIDE a nation. That's absolutely not right. I mean, no, dude, you should not have booted the natives out of their land. But America needed expansion! A horrible excuse isn't it? Worst than manifest destiny, the stupid idea that we had permission from God to wipe out everyone cause it was a religious command to grow. But hey, horrible man; yes. Horrible president? Hate to say it but no. He helped America grow. He was pretty darn evil, and a drunk as well. But a good president he was. Boot him outta here, but put him on #1 on evil president's list.
The trail of tears was due to this mass murderer. The fact that his face is still on the $20 bill is an embarrassment and slap in the face of indigenous people.
Jimmy Carter, while his presidency was short, he did do something really significant in the aviation industry. Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act, which resulted in government control over the industry being removed. While some airlines were hurt by the act, many more benefitted and even more were started up as a result of the act. Because of this, Carter deserves to be known as one of the most important presidents in terms of the aviation industry.
I don't know anyone who was the worst president of all times. Did you forget the gas lines and the hostages and the crashing in the desert and the unemployment? I do.
Before Obama, Carter was definitely THE WORST EVER! However, where Carter tried to illicit peace in the Middle East Obama went out of his way to support the overthrow of many ME governments that were either supportive or neutral by radical Muslims who then unified and strengthened terrorism. His economic "leadership" threw the US into a disastrous recession, that eventually became the key item behind his defeat in the bid for a second term. Carter's weak, soggy effect as a leader opened the door for the Iran hostage crisis. Carter is a known liar and buffoon who used to carry around empty suitcases to appear a "common man" and often deferred/referred to both his drunken brother and (then) 10-year-old daughter about policy items. He is also the only president to be so arrogant and concerned with saving his wretched legacy that he's broken the cardinal rule of speaking out negatively about other presidents and tried to commit policy action.
Jimmy Carter was definitely one of the worst presidents ever! But I don't think he's the worst. Let me tell you ONE president who's WORSE than him. RONALD REAGAN! He was much more horrible than Carter because he added 2 trillion to our national debt. Carter only 1 trillion. Also, Ronald Reagan supplied our enemies with weapons to destroy us! People say Jimmy Carter raised gas taxes, but Ronald Reagan raised taxes on the middle class, and the poor, but cut taxes on the rich! Finally, Carter had huge deficits, but Reagan's deficits were worse! And Ronald Reagan WANTED them! President Carter once had a 38 billion dollar deficit! President REAGAN had a 45 billion dollar deficit!
So I don't think Carter deserves all this criticism when someone else like Ronald Reagan is WORSE than him.
Sadly in the wrong place at the wrong time in many regards. That said, he was incredibly negligent in the early days of the Great Depression and brought the country to the brink of revolt with how he handled the bonus army and such. He learned from some of his mistakes later on, but still earned his spot.
Hoover was not a bad president, he did not create the Great Depression. In fact, he tried very hard to prevent it. But an economic collapse of the stock market is uncontrollable. Hoover saw the nations economic boom in the '20s, and knew by the way it was going things were going to be bad, but not as bad as it got. He tried many different strategies before and during the great depression to prevent and recover. Hoover was just in office at the wrong time. If people actually studied him, they would realize that Hoover was a good president. Naturally, the man in office during the Great Depression would be the blame. Not fair... So don't point fingers too quickly until you study the subject of the matter.
Herbert Hoover did not cause the Great Depression. One person couldn't have caused that alone. But he didn't do anything to help. He people living in boxes called the boxes "Hoovervilles". He built the Hoover Dam but under terrible working conditions. They made up a lie about disease sweeping through the construction site and that is how those men died. It wasn't how they died, they were killed by falling steel, bricks, etc. All so they wouldn't have to pay compensation money to the men's families.
Hoover stuffed up badly! During the Great Depression, Hoover should have dropped tax rates, and increased government spending, which would lead to more investment and eventually increase firms production. Instead, he raised them! This decreased consumer demand, which lead to a decrease in production and lead to a rise in unemployment. Hoover stuffed up badly, and is a key reason not for causing the Great Depression, but making it worse
Certainly Harding was not a great man or great leader. However, his administration did something very significant for which it has been forgotten: it shortened the length of the deflationary depression of 1920-21 primarily by issuing debt-free silver coins to circulate among the people. Just look at the circulation of silver dollars for 1921 versus most of the earlier twentieth century. Following WWI, America needed a financial boost, and the Harding administration did it. This contrasts starkly with Hoover's and FDR's Keynesian mishandling of matters that fueled the Great Depression a decade later. The claims that Harding caused the Great Depression are without foundation. The Great Depression was caused by too much credit and the withdrawal of that credit, the opposite of the issuance of hard money, which Harding championed. Though he was not a great man, Harding deserves a better place than 11th worst.
Harding was clearly one of the worst US presidents, although he is relatively unknown today. I believe his own words were, "I am not fit for this office and should never have been here. " Harding enjoyed being liked more than he prized being a good leader. While president, he busied himself with golf, poker, and his mistress, while appointees and cronies plundered the U.S. government. (They were dishonest cheats, who came to be known as "the Ohio gang. " Many of them were later charged with defrauding the government, and some of them went to jail.)
It's between him and Nixon for the most dishonest President. Nixon actually had some positive accomplishments, like opening up relations with China. Harding died early on, we can only guess how much damage he and his cronies would've done.
He literally did nothing. He didn't set any economic policies, did not set any foreign policies, etc. which ultimately led to the Great Depression. It's shocking that Obama is ranked higher than Harding, when Harding did so much worse than him: that is, by doing nothing.
What makes Bill Clinton atrocious is not his sex scandal (though admittedly the situation was likely abusive), are you telling me there was not an abusive power relationship when the most powerful man in the world asks for a blowjob) but his war crimes. He illegally bombed (for more than 60 days, which counts as an act of war) a sovereign nation (Yugoslavia). It had not attacked another NATO member, ignoring the idea of national self-determination, NATO proceeded to level the country for utterly political disagreements. Bill Clinton set the standard that the president, without asking Congress, can destroy sovereign nations for utterly political reasons. The Founding Fathers rightly identified this as the making of a king.
Bill Clinton took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and then as a sitting President lied, under oath, and subverted the rights of a U. S. citizen under that Constitution. As the POTUS, his behavior as a womanizing cheat is not just between himself and Hillary, it's a matter of moral turpitude and is of public concern. If he lied about his sexual escapades that liberals think is of little consequence, what would he (or did he) lie about when the stakes were much higher. He degraded the Presidency in great measure as Nixon did by lying the American people - just to cover his behind. Hilary is no different. And, by the way, he did not create a budget surplus. The country has carried debt since WWII and no President, including Slick Willie, has done anything to correct that situation. The budget is in the hands of Congress anyway, for better or worse.
The States under him bombed for the very first time a sovereign country without the permission of the UN dropping forbidden cluster bombs and bombs with uranium. You do know what followed., cancer among kids and still the rate of cancer is not dropping. Besides that, because of his peace in my country is " legally " stolen and my country have the biggest number of our own refugees per citizen living. For me, they are all more of less really bad, but this Bill Clinton is by far the worst.
Bill Clinton was not the worst president ever. I know some don't like him because of the Monica stuff, but that's between him and Hillary and should not determine his role as president. When half the people in congress at the time were having affairs anyway. Clinton did get some stuff done and he would never let us get trillions of dollars in debt.
Franklin Pierce behind FDR? FDR is arguably our nation's greatest president! Pierce was a drunkard in the War of 1812 and couldn't even fight. He basically won the presidency because his good friend wrote a book about him. Let's not also forget the Kansas-Nebraska act basically spread slavery out west.
He should be at least 10 spots higher. He wanted to expand the slavery institution just before the Civil War and he was indecisive as all hell.
He was not as bad as most think. He was anti-slavery himself, though he was sympathetic to the south's troubles.
Only became president because he just so happened to be roommates with Nathaniel Hawthorne.
This man deserves to be number one. He started Vietnam and killed in cold blood and as another person wrote, his strings were pulled by the CIA. He murdered JFK. He even murdered his own sister. He was led by greed and money. Any goodness that came about was not by him. The civil acts bills were released because of the CIA and their top operatives being African American. They passed it. He was friends with some of the biggest criminals in America at that time. Malcolm Wallace was his hitman and murdered dozens of people at the word of Johnson. He should be first second third fourth and fifth worst presidents of all time.
Why this President isn't number one is beyond me. He didn't lead anything. The CIA is the one who pulled his strings. In fact, if Kennedy wasn't killed, he would have been the first Vice President in history to go to Jail just like his grandmother said would happen. He was saved by the CIA who he then owed everything to and let them lead the country for those four years that put this country in the dept that we are in today. He was the one who started it all. In fact, we would have been dept free if Kennedy's plan would have stayed in place. Johnson not being number one shows me that the American public doesn't know exactly what this man has done in the history of our country which is a shame.
I don't know exactly who was pulling Johnson's strings but somebody was pushing him to get involved in that crazy Asian war in a big way. Might have been why JFK was assassinated since he would never have done it. Only AFTER the massive commitment to Vietnam did he realize what a debacle it was when it was too late. Because of this ignorant nabob, my family left a cousin dead there and an Uncle who lives but still has PTSD to this day. Them and the 60,000 other dead souls in this stupid war would probably put this guy at #1 the very worst!.
Man, these are some really bad Presidents on this list! I think LBJ was the turning point. The only good thing he did was Civil Rights, & he was the WORST racist President,he did it for the votes then a higher % of young blacks were killed in the War than there were in the population, so THAT'S canceled...leaves, changing all of the good JFK did (pulling the small amount of troops that were in Nam, OUT, reinstated the Federal Reserve, etc etc just totally destructive at domestically & abroad...basically, he was a violent criminal & would have been in jail if JFK hadn't been assassinated when he was...
I think he meant well, but Wilson really could not have screwed up worse. He got the US involved in WWI too late, thus neither bringing the conflict to an early end nor avoiding American involvement. His botched attempts to negotiate peace helped cause the Great Depression and WWII. He trampled on civil liberties, creating limits on free speech and whistleblowers. He did nothing about the 1918 flu, which was also partially due to American entry in WWI. And then, to top it all off, his vitriolic racism helped popularize both the "Lost Cause" narrative of the Civil War and brought back the KKK.
I disagree. The guy who talks about Woodrow Wilson causing WWII obviously has no idea what he's talking about. The Treaty was signed by Clemenceau and Lloyd George as well. As a matter of fact, Woodrow Wilson was the least harsh in that he wanted to avoid punishing Germany too severely for fear one day they might backlash.
Secondly, Wilson was actually quite progressive for his time period. He's indirectly responsible for the UN and was keen on seeing other countries gain independence. Although not the best president, he certainly doesn't deserve the title as "worst president" either.
Just the absolute worst by the standards of all modern Americans. Look into him and you will find someone that both Republicans and Democrats can agree is the worst.
The creation of the Federal Reserve under Wilson was the death of this country's liberty, as Benjamin Franklin had stated it would be previously. He was backed by the private "Federal" Reserve, (implying something that is simply untrue, that it is government-owned) to be elected, in return for signing the Bill that officially created the "Federal Reserve". Lincoln had already been killed & 2 assassination attempts on Johnson for printing his own money, greenbacks, instead of paying 25-36% interest to pay for the War & create such debt for the country, & actually shutting down the First Bank, respectively, but Andrew Johnson was horrible in other ways, he's definitely in the top 10 Worst as well. Wilson died with HUGE regrets, saying "I have betrayed my country" (by signing the Federal Reserve Act)... so this redeems him somewhat in my eyes, as most of the Presidents on this list actually are so bad, they had ZERO qualms over killing innocent people, American & otherwise, so because ...more
His era was rife with corruption because he was very trusting in people who were taking advantage of his power and ultimately has to be considered among the top people responsible for the mess that was Washington during this time period. As was said earlier, perhaps the greatest general in US history, but his undeniable skills didn't translate well to his presidency and it was a horrible black hole of corruption in any honest reading of US History. Not as bad as Andrew Johnson, who he proceeded (and was undoubtedly the worst president of all time), but definitely top 10 worst presidents to date.
Never used his cabinet, nor listened to advice of family members. Allowed criminal activity over the land. He may have saved America in the American Civil War, but he was a terrible president that never got to experience a second term.
No president in the 19th century, short of Abraham Lincoln, fought harder for racial equality.
One of the greatest generals ever, but one of the worst presidents, sadly
He was a bad conservative just like Reagan. He lost in a landslide to a far younger candidate, Bill Clinton. He gave birth to a monster, who BARELY won the 2000 election. I guess he did undo "Reaganomics", so the middle and lower class didn't have to cough up the cash, while the rich had tax cuts. So I guess that was good.
This is the worst most criminal of them all and his family were the termites in our government going all the way back to the late 1800s! The Bush family gave our future over to the greedy bank's and set the precedence for all of the crooked government leaders we have to deal with today.
The WORST president of the late 20th century. Set the precedent for war and death, regime change garbage that will set us up for global wars for years to come. And while George W. may be bad, he would not have existed was it not for the father (the source). PURE frigging evil.
A crook, a person who has manipulated and stole from people since day one. Everything he has ever done has been done in secret and by cheating someone else. A terrible President and an even worse person. Not to be trusted.
Instigated the Mexican-American War, supported slavery and slave-holding interests, betrayed the country for the Confederacy. Achieved nothing positive.
He never did anything. how would he be in the whig party? Voters after 1833 have no common sense 1840-1844 as president... is there anything he is known for? Should be higher up probably the worst president of the reconstruction time along with Andrew Johnson.
John Tyler betrayed the United States and joined the Confederacy.
To date, the only president to be kicked out of his own party.
Millard Fillmore was an excellent president. He passed the fugitive slave act and raised employment rates for bounty hunters. He also didn't drink or smoke setting an example for the American public. We haven't had a good president since Fillmore.
A hypocrite. It is up to the state if they want slavery or not slavery but slave-free states shall help to catch escaped slaves and return them home to their nice masters in the slave states.
He was one of the laziest presidents ever! He was the last president of the Whig party. He is the most forgotten president ever!
Well, unfortunately, I had to report on him. However, he did not believe in slavery but again he did support slavery in some way.
Feed into distrust of government, intensified the drug war, attacked the social safety net, ignored the AIDS crisis, deregulated the economy, fathered a blind and hypocritical form of patriotism, supported the Taliban, and is falsely credited with the fall of the Soviet Union. Really almost all of the problems with modern America are the fault of Reagan or Nixon.
Besides Trump, Reagan was the worst. He taxed the poor and middle class to fill the pockets of the rich. He turned his back on the American people who were dying of AIDS, took medical care and housing away for tens of thousands of mentally men, women and children and literally threw them out into the streets. He caused the largest deficit in history until Trump came along, again, all to enhance the RICH.
We have the Reagan administration to thank for both 'Trickle-down' economics, one of the evilest schemes ever conceived in modern politics, and is the reason America is on the brink of class warfare and ruin today. As well as the Taliban, who his administration funded in the 80s to... Surprise! Overthrow a government. The world would have been a much better place if he stuck to cowboy movies.
Iran-Contra, raising taxes on the poor and middle class, Savings and Loan scandal, Busting the PATCO--the air traffic controllers' union--the union's complaints were legitimate), catering to the Religious Right, ignoring AIDS, refusing to crack down on Wall St excesses, reducing funding for college students, attempts to dismantle reasonable environmental laws, tripled the national debt, forced all social security disability cases to be formally reviewed because he believed that most of the beneficiaries were cheats (cost a lot more money than was saved. ) spent money on Star Wars missile defence system that was regarded by expert scientists and engineers as unrealistic and risky, promoted 'trickle-down economics' which put a lot more money in the hands of the wealthiest.5% with little benefit to the rest of us... Closed the mental institutions and woefully, inadequately funded community mental health centres, creating a huge homeless population.
It is hard to say he did anything good while president, especially considering he died from eating cherries and buttermilk. Although like Grant he is considered okay because of what they did during wars. Taylor is the hero from the Mexican-American war and Grant won the civil war, but they weren't presidents when that happened.
If he had lived longer perhaps history would have judged him better. As the last US President to be a slave owner, he was just on the wrong side of history.
It's not fair because he only served for 16 months (1 year and 4 months).
Taylor was the last president of his generation (the first age of presidents) and we moved onto perhaps the best political and presidential generation in history, or worse in some ways
You really can't say much about the guy. He died only a month after he was inaugurated, which is to say he was unable to do anything remarkable nor detrimental throughout his entire presidential run. Whether he could have been a president who would have been seen as a US paragon like George Washington or a presidential disgrace like George W. Bush is really up to your thoughts and imaginations.
He said this "I can survive in rain without a coat." I swear he got sick and didn't wear a coat at all! I was showing and bragging off. Is he God of Jesus? No! He is so stupid.
He's not the best, he's not the worst. He did nothing because he was stupid enough to do an inauguration in the cold and twin without a jacket.
A lot of people say Obama did nothing. Which ain't true, he did some things. But Will literally did nothing in the one month he was president!
Almost everyone who has played golf with him remembers Pres. Ford saying "I'm going to burn in Hell forever for two things. The Warren Commission and pardoning Nixon. I did both in the name of Unity but I sold my soul doing it."
Come on! You guys need to be happy he's better than Nixon, Carter, and H.W. Bush. Bush did end the cold war, but he was forgettable and raised the taxes when he promised America not to.
Ford was the person who took the last of the soldiers out of Vietnam. He needs to be lower!
I thought Hitachi Mitsubishi invented the Ford motor company
Typical. Blame the man in charge! The only reason Van Buren is considered a bad president is because he was blamed for all of the atrocious things Andrew Jackson did in his presidency. I also pity the foo who thinks Obama is Satan or other nonsense the media tries to convince us is true. People nowadays are just so ignorant and feeble-minded believing in propaganda that bashes out Obama like Fox News and all that baloney! Seriously, what is this world coming to!?!?!?
Van Buren wasn't that bad of a president, he just had the bad luck of being elected into office after Jackson. Jackson's removal of the National Bank caused financial ruin, and Van Buren was the one who had to deal with it.
He continued Jackson's failed policies. If you look at the data, just as many, if not more, native Americans were killed during Van Buren's administration than in Jackson's!
Was known as the Little Magician
Was president during the panic of 1837
Enforced the Indian Removal Act
He increased the size of the U.S., but just because the land wasn't used to its full potential and because the Mexican government refused to sell its northern territory doesn't give him the right to provoke a war with Mexico and force them at gunpoint to sell it. I'm surprised that because of these actions, he wasn't considered an imperialist president.
One way or another that Mexico's land will become American, because God said to Mormons to colonize the land that is today's Utah, and when it was Mexico they try to create their own country, Deseret, but to led a war with Mexico to conquer the land of others, and be the first to colonize the west, that was not ours, but Mexican was awful.
The only president to support the extermination-not just treating unfairly-of actual citizens. See Mormons being hunted and eventually kicked out of their homes in the early to mid-1800s.
Polk doubled the size of the USA! And no he did not start a "unnecessary" war, actully we got California and New Mexico and maybe some states I forgot!
The soldiers swear and are willing to die for a cause, protect others, your country and the innocent, then drop nukes on innocent people suffering from a dictatorship and which a country like the United States of America that was the first country the world to be free and try to export this freedom to the oppressed world, it was an inhumane act and a war crime, only to end the war faster, because in one way or another Japan was already greatly weakened and from early we knew that the allies would win, it was just a matter of time.
I really hate him. I think he needs to be higher in my opinion because he was responsible for nuking twice in Japan. Well I know he had no other choice to stop the war so he used it. The nukes stopped the war but in the worst way. You know that Nuclear Weapon is the biggest CRIME. It is a death penalty. Even though Truman had no choice and stopped the war, but the way he did was seriously terrible. Also, he was racist toward Japanese too. In my opinion, I think he is worse than Trump and needs to at least in Top 5.
Bombed Japan, which may have seemed like the right thing to do given the war, but he killed much more innocent people than military establishments. He's a racist, partially for that reason.
He wasn't racist. Germany and Italy had already surrendered, and that left Japan. Emperor Hirohito was INSANE. He would have let his whole country die before he would surrender. Truman had to do it otherwise Japan would have kept killing American, British, French, and other countries troops. The Japanese soldiers would have kept dying as well. So in a way, he saved so many people while also introducing the atomic bomb to the world, maybe making other countries afraid to fight us for a little while.