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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    the people's #1 & most listed 1809

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    1732

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    1743

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    1858

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1882

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    1890

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    ranked low on reranks 1917

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    1911

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    1751

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    1884

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    1735

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    1946

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    1758

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    1767

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    1924

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    1767

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    1795

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    1961

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1856

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    1822

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1908

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    1946

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    1872

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    1837

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    1913

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    1843

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    1857

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    1913

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1924

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    1822

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    1782

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    ranked low on reranks 1831

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    1829

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    1784

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    1833

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    1874

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    1790

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    1865

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    1773

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    1800

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    1804

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    1808

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    1791

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