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Worst and Best Presidents

****Note: this is just my opinion. ****Note: I did not include Trump, as he hasn't finished a term, and Grover Cleveland is not counted twice. ****Note: I did not include William Henry Harrison in the rankings.
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Last updated: March 6, 2018
First submittedMarch 5, 2018
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Party
Answer
1. This president served us during the Civil War, signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and was assassinated early into his second term.
Republican
Abraham Lincoln
2. This president was the first ever, a Revolutionary War general, and was one of the Founding Fathers.
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George Washington
3. This president was the youngest of any, becoming president at 42, promised a Square Deal, and was "as strong as a bull moose."
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt
4. This president was related to 3, helped lead us out of the Great Depression with the New Deal, and served during the majority of World War II.
Democratic
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
5. This President served during the end of WWII, oversaw the Marshall Plan, and established the Fair Deal
Democratic
Harry S. Truman
6. This president was Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during WWII, and eased tensions with the USSR during the Cold War
Republican
Dwight D. Eisenhower
7. This president led us out of early 1980s recession, helped to spell the end for the USSR, and crushed Walter Mondale in the 1984 election, winning 525-13.
Republican
Ronald Reagan
8. This president was the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and bought the Louisiana Territory from France.
Democratic-Republican
Thomas Jefferson
9. This president came into office after the assassination of JFK in 1963, and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Democratic
Lyndon B. Johnson
10. This president served during World War I, oversaw the creation of the league of nations, and won the election of 1912 despite receiving only 42% of the popular vote.
Democratic
Woodrow Wilson
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Party
Answer
43. This president preceded the Civil War, was the only president to not have a wife, and resorted to inactivity countless times despite serving under a rapidly dividing nation.
Democratic
James Buchanan
42. This president succeeded Lincoln after his assassination, and was the first president to ever be impeached.
Democratic
Andrew Johnson
41. This president managed to re-aggravate aggression between the North and the South by signing the dreadful Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Democratic
Franklin Pierce
40. This president saw the stock market lose 90% of its value, which is the reason he did not get re-elected in 1932.
Republican
Herbert Hoover
39. This president, the first ever to not be elected as president, was terrible at getting along with Congress, and died as a member of the Confederate House of Representatives.
Whig
John Tyler
38. This president, despite being well-liked during his term, was plagued by scandals, such as Teapot Dome, revealed only after his death in 1923.
Republican
Warren G. Harding
37. This president had a term marked by the worst depression at the time in the history of the United States, the Financial Panic of 1837.
Democratic
Martin Van Buren
36. This president served during the terror attacks on 9/11, got into a war with Iraq over a hunch, and saw the economy plummet in 2008 during the second worst financial crisis in the history of the country.
Republican
George W. Bush
35. This president signed the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the well-intentioned, terrible in practice bill, and had economic policy that lead to the panic of 1893.
Republican
Benjamin Harrison
34. This president was elected after the most controversial election in history, alienated his party after appointing an ex-Confederate to the cabinet, and pulled troops out of the South, starting a new period of almost 100 years of inequality and segregation in the South.
Republican
Rutherford B. Hayes
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