The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years US Presidents

The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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Who are the best U.S. presidents of the past 50 years? The presidents listed here are among the greatest leaders of the free world in modern history and are some of the best recent presidents. The men listed here are those who served as president since the early 1960s, so while Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower might have been excellent, they don't count -- at least, as far as this list is concerned. You can always go vote for these presidents (and more) on this list of the overall greatest U.S. presidents of all time.

What specific qualities determine whether a POTUS was great or not-so-hot? Factors to consider may vary, often depending on your particular political affiliation. Certainly, voting on any good or bad list where a president is concerned is subjective.

Commitment to the betterment of the United States, an ability to lead under difficult or trying circumstances, and great character are just a few of the qualities people might consider when deciding on the president they think was the best. Over the past 50 years, 10 men have served as president -- some of them served for just one term and others served two full terms in office.

If you're curious, you might want to see if any of the presidents listed here also appear on this list of the worst U.S. presidents of all time.

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List Criteria: Starting with Lyndon B. Johnson, who was elected in 1963 up to Barack Obama the current president of the U.S.

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    Ronald Reagan

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    Bill Clinton

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    George H. W. Bush

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    George Bush

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    Gerald Ford

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    Barack Obama

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    Richard Nixon

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    Lyndon B. Johnson

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    Jimmy Carter

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