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Ten Worst Presidents

Basically all of the ones easy to forget
Soure: US News
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Ranking
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James Buchanan
2.
Warren G. Harding
3.
Andrew Johnson
4.
Franklin Pierce
5.
Millard Filmore
6.
John Tyler
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7.
Ulysses S. Grant
8.
William Henry Harrison
9 a)
Richard Nixon
9 b)
Herbert Hoover
10.
Zachary Taylor
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level 71
Jan 2, 2013
Seems a little harsh to rate William Henry Harrison in the top ten, since he died about a month after being inaugurated.
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level 55
Apr 6, 2013
And he should have worn a proper coat.
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level 72
Jun 13, 2017
I know you're only joking around, but you don't get pneumonia from cold air. It is cause by bacteria or virus. It is a common misconception. "Don't go out in the cold without a jacket, you'll catch a cold"
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level 76
Feb 24, 2013
If you go to Wikipedia and look up historical rankings of presidents, then sort them by aggregate ranking, you come up with almost the same ten except the order is slightly different, Nixon is off the list, and George W Bush is on. Barack Obama is currently 14th best (or 30th worst).
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level 78
Aug 17, 2013
Typed "George W. Bush" over and over. It really should have worked! ;-)
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level 21
Apr 3, 2016
Lol same
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level 68
Nov 24, 2013
James Buchanan? He couldn't have done anything about slavery except war himself. It's not like the president himself can stop a revolution. Bush should definitely be included, though. I was quite surprised. I guess Clinton can slip through. And, W.H. Harrison didn't exactly do anything wrong except catch a disease. And, Grant's term was riddled by conspiracies from his Cabinet, not himself. Just because nothing significant happens during a term doesn't mean he was bad or not important. In fact, the less significant term, the better off the nation was; nothing bad was happening. Okay, spiel done, now let the hordes of correcting comments and arguments come. :-)
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level 57
Jan 22, 2015
Grant should have gotten control of his cabinet. There was rampant corruption that he did not reign in. As for Buchanan, it was more his muddied response to the confederacy that ranks him so low - that there was no definitive response (one way or the other) and he let events control him rather than the other way around. Harrison, agreed, is usually just left off such lists because he didn't have any time to show what kind of president he would be.
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level 60
Jun 9, 2014
I thought it was about the ten worst presidents in the world, not of the American history
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level 54
May 27, 2015
It should be the Ten Worst AMERICAN Presidents.
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level 41
Jun 23, 2016
That's strange. I thought for sure Obama would be on here
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level 72
Jun 13, 2017
It's Obama's fault he's not on this list. Thanks Obama.
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level 76
Nov 10, 2017
Obama will never be on this list. Trump definitely will be in the future.
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level 76
May 30, 2018
See my comment below. Obama is now ranked 11th best of all time, Trump is 44th (dead last). This includes polling data taken from historians that identify as Republican, Democrat, and independent.
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level 55
Dec 17, 2018
Dang, you must be a Democrat, Obama has wrecked more lives than any other president since Hoover
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level 55
Jun 1, 2019
@Shade9099 In what way?
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level 65
Sep 9, 2016
Tyler, Pierce, and Harding have been given hatchet jobs by the establishment historians; Tyler and Pierce mainly because of their support of secession. Big War power monger presidents like Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR are idolized.
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level 51
Nov 14, 2017
No Clinton. Still. I mean, sure, maybe he was a good president (that's up for debate), but he cheated on his wife! While he was president! Does everybody just think that's fine?!
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level 38
Apr 25, 2018
Whether or not we think that it's fine, it really is none of our business, is it? FDR, Eisenhower and JFK also cheated on their wives, but we don't seem to condemn their presidencies because of it, why should we do so with Bill Clinton?.
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level 76
May 30, 2018
There is evidence, in some cases stronger than in others, that every US president in history excluding Obama, Bush Jr, and Carter had extramarital affairs while in office.
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level 76
May 30, 2018
Donald Trump has just unseated James Buchanan to become the worst president in US history. It's more or less unanimous. Even Republican historians rank him in the bottom 5.
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level 55
Dec 17, 2018
Honestly, Obama is far worse than Trump, and even a kid like me knows that. Sure Trump is arrogant, but he has a quality that most politicians lack -- he will do what he says, and he has led America out of many tensions at the time I posted this
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level 62
Feb 20, 2019
I don't know why Jackson doesn't make the list. He was the "trail of tears" president that kicked all the Cherokee out of Georgia despite the Supreme Court telling him not to do so. He is remembered for winning an irrelevant battle during the War of 1812 - after the war was over.
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