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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  1. 1
    + 9506
    - 1309

    most listed Died at 67 (1732-1799)

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 11397
    - 1914

    the people's #1 Died at 56 (1809-1865)

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 7229
    - 1555

    Died at 83 (1743-1826)

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 6429
    - 2087

    Died at 61 (1858-1919)

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 6759
    - 3540

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 63 (1882-1945)

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5148
    - 1997

    Died at 79 (1890-1969)

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 10478
    - 3398

    ranked low on reranks Died at 46 (1917-1963)

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 9288
    - 3768

    Died at 93 (1911-2004)

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3562
    - 1515

    Died at 85 (1751-1836)

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 4013
    - 2150

    Died at 88 (1884-1972)

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 3640
    - 1632

    Died at 91 (1735-1826)

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 8525
    - 5340
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 2632
    - 1501

    Died at 73 (1758-1831)

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2822
    - 2412

    Died at 78 (1767-1845)

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 6379
    - 4339
    ) open
  16. 16
    + 2142
    - 1952

    Died at 81 (1767-1848)

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1780
    - 2184

    Died at 54 (1795-1849)

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 2223
    - 2921

    Died at 68 (1856-1924)

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 8636
    - 10658
    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2233
    - 2542

    Died at 63 (1822-1885)

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2033
    - 3894

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 65 (1908-1973)

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1602
    - 2090

    Died at 61 (1872-1933)

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 4696
    - 5590
    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1315
    - 1901

    Died at 71 (1837-1908)

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1767
    - 2536

    Died at 93 (1913-2006)

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1227
    - 1866

    Died at 58 (1843-1901)

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1184
    - 1978

    Died at 73 (1857-1930)

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2374
    - 3945

    Died at 81 (1913-1994)

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2025
    - 5210
    ) open
  30. 30
    + 860
    - 1889

    Died at 71 (1822-1893)

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 996
    - 1696

    ranked low on reranks Died at 50 (1831-1881)

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 843
    - 2001

    Died at 80 (1782-1862)

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 839
    - 1822

    Died at 57 (1829-1886)

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 850
    - 1819

    Died at 66 (1784-1850)

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 773
    - 1768

    Died at 68 (1833-1901)

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1043
    - 2358

    Died at 90 (1874-1964)

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 756
    - 1865

    Died at 72 (1790-1862)

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 735
    - 1852

    Died at 68 (1773-1841)

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 759
    - 2238

    Died at 58 (1865-1923)

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 600
    - 2092

    Died at 74 (1800-1874)

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 600
    - 2104

    Died at 65 (1804-1869)

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 779
    - 2614

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 67 (1808-1875)

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 672
    - 2643

    often listed Died at 77 (1791-1868)

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 150
    - 125
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    ranked low on reranks Woodrow Wilson

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