Presidents of America
containing the Best Presidents list
provides the names of the Best US Presidents, the ranking position of
each President, the number of their
presidencies, according to our own assessment.
- Our Assessment based on Leadership and Accomplishments
The following Best Presidents list is
based on our observations of polls reflecting popularity of
presidents and their personalities together with our ranking based on our assessment of
their leadership and accomplishments. Our reasons for selecting
these leaders as the Best Presidents are detailed below.
Ranking - Names of Best
1 - George Washington
2 - Abraham Lincoln
3 - Franklin Roosevelt
4 - Thomas Jefferson
5 - Harry Truman
6 - John Kennedy
7 - Theodore Roosevelt
8 - Woodrow Wilson
9 - Dwight Eisenhower
10 - Ronald Reagan
- The Best Presidents
In the above Best Presidents list
we rank the Best Presidents as Abraham Lincoln, George
Washington, FDR, Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman, JFK, Theodore
Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan as the top
Best Presidents - Ranking
We have based our list of the Best Presidents of the
United States of America on a number of different factors including their
positions in popularity polls, the leadership skills, their integrity, the
events during their presidency, their communication skills, their
accomplishments relating to foreign policy, their achievements at home and
the legacy of their presidency.
Best Presidents - George Washington,
"The Father of His Country"
Number 1 Best President - George Washington (1732-1799): George
Washington was the 1st US President who served in office (1789-1793) &
(1793-1797). He was ambitious, reserved, dignified, direct and rarely
displayed a sense of humor. His actions earned him our vote as the best and
greatest President of the United States of America. His reputation was
earned as general of the Continental Army and his brilliant strategies that
brought victory and liberty from Great Britain. He accepted the task of
building a new nation and worked diligently on the difficult tasks that were
required to build a new government and nation.
Best Presidents - Abraham Lincoln,
"The Great Emancipator"
Number 2 Best President - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865): Abraham
Lincoln was the 16th US President who served in office (1861-1865) & (1865).
A man of great integrity who was given the nickname of "Honest Abe". He was
not a very happy man and suffered from depression. It was not his
personality that achieved his standing as a Best President but his action of
bring emancipation to the nation and ending slavery. He led the country
during the terrible period in US history, the
American Civil war (1861-1865). President Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865 by John
Wilkes Booth, five days after the Confederate armies surrendered.
Best Presidents - Franklin Roosevelt,
Number 3 Best President - Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945): Franklin
Roosevelt (FDR) was the 32nd US President who served in office (1933-1937) &
(1937-1941) & (1941-1945) & (1945). He reached out to the American people
with his reassuring fireside chats following the Great Depression gaining
support for his New Deal legislation and his vision for the future.
He then led the US to victory in World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt
died on April 12, 1945 during his 4th term as president.
- Thomas Jefferson, "Father of the Declaration of Independence"
Number 4 Best President - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826): Thomas
Jefferson was the 3rd US President who served in office (1801-1805) &
(1805-1809). As one of the main authors of the Declaration of Independence and
as such his work formed the basic principles and Constitution of the US. He
was undoubtedly held the highest intellect of all the best US Presidents and
had an insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge. He was a sensitive
man, highly meticulous in his work and had an agreeable and open
- Harry Truman, "Give 'em Hell Harry"
Number 5 Best President - Harry Truman (1884-1972): Harry Truman was
the 33rd US President who served in office (1945-1949) & (1949-1953). He had
a bold and confident personality but never demonstrated arrogance in his
achievements, quite the reverse. He was incorruptible, honest, direct and at
times had a fiery temper. His philosophy was “If you can’t stand the heat,
stay out of the kitchen”. He demonstrated the ability to be decisive and
made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan which led to the end of
World War II. On his desk, Harry S. Truman had a plaque that said "The Buck
Best Presidents - John Kennedy,
"The King of Camelot"
Number 6 Best President - John F. Kennedy (1917-1963): John Kennedy (JFK)
was the 35th US President who served in office (1961-1963). His outgoing
personality oozed charm, wit, sensitivity and grace. These characteristics
together with his youthful good looks were responsible for his immense
popularity as president. He had great vision and ambition for the country.
His presidency was referred to as the American Camelot as a reference to the
ideals of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. He led the
country, and the world, through the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis,
averting WW3. President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in
Best Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt,
"The Rough Rider"
Number 7 Best President - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919): Theodore
Roosevelt was the 26th US President who served in office (1901-1905) &
(1905-1909). He was a master of public persuasion with a dynamic personality
that was energetic and extrovert. He possessed great charm and was
ambitious, decisive and fearless. President Roosevelt is credited as a hero
and winning the Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American war with his
Rough Riders. A man respected as a real American hero who loved his country,
established the National Parks and spoke out for the 'common man'.
- Woodrow Wilson, "The Phrasemaker"
Number 8 Best President - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924): Woodrow Wilson
was the 28th US President who served in office (1913-1917) & (1917-1921).
who led the US into World War I in 1917 and also drafted the peace plan at
the end of it. He was a complex man, passionate, impulsive and extremely
tenacious. He was an acclaimed historian and a gifted speaker who wrote his
own speeches, which gave him the nickname of the Phrasemaker. Under his
presidency women received the right to vote with the passing of the 19th
Amendment to the Constitution.
- Dwight Eisenhower, "General Ike"
Number 9 Best President - Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969): Dwight
Eisenhower was the 34th US President who served in office (1953-1957) &
(1957-1961). He was an affable, gregarious and honorable man who commanded
respect and inspired confidence. He gained extreme popularity as was one of
America's greatest military commanders of WW2. General Ike led the nation to
the end of the Korean War and steered a moderate course during the Cold War.
Best Presidents - Ronald Reagan,
"The Great Communicator"
Number 10 Best President - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004): Ronald Reagan
was the 36th US President who served in office (1981-1985) & (1985-1989). He
was loved by the American People and had the ability to communicate at all
levels and forged special relationships abroad, especially with Great
Britain. His goal was to restore the United States of America to greatness
and the people shared in his inspiring vision. He encouraged
entrepreneurship and his presidency saw substantial economic recovery at
home. In foreign affairs he backed new defence technology so that the US
could confront the Soviet Union and its allies