The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time Politicians
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The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

List Criteria: Any U.S. politician who was elected president is fair game.

The Greatest United States Presidents in history, ranked from best to worst. Who's the greatest U.S. president? Anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped American policy - a fascinating insight into all the US Presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. Who were the best presidents? We expect this list of the Chief Executives to change over time as history's perceptions also change.

And be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of the Worst-Ever US Presidents as well, for comparison's sake.

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    most listed Virginia, United States of America

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    the people's #1 Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America

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    Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

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    Manhattan, New York City, New York

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hyde Park, New York, United States of America

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    Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Denison, Texas, United States of America

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    Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

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    Port Conway, Virginia, United States of America

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    Lamar, Missouri, United States of America

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    Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States of America

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    Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Point Pleasant, Ohio, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Stonewall, Texas, United States of America

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    New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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    Yorba Linda, California, United States of America

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    Plains, Georgia, United States of America

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    Delaware, Ohio, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States of America

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    Kinderhook, New York, United States of America

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Blooming Grove, Ohio, United States of America

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    Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States of America

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    often listed Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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    often listed Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Woodrow Wilson

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