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
    + 11921
    - 1887

    most listed
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 14636
    - 2339

    the people's #1
    Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 9036
    - 2092

    Shadwell, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 8354
    - 2590

    Manhattan, New York City, New York

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 8882
    - 4333

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New York City, Hyde Park, New York

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 12429
    - 4400

    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 6611
    - 2534

    Denison, Texas, USA

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 11653
    - 4849

    Tampico, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 4565
    - 1949

    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5184
    - 2707

    Lamar, Missouri, USA

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4643
    - 2103

    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 10068
    - 6697

    Hope, Arkansas, USA

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 3438
    - 1898

    Monroe Hall, Virginia, Virginia

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3679
    - 3153
    ) open
  15. 15
    + 7456
    - 5461

    Milton, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 2732
    - 2541

    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 2393
    - 2766

    Pineville, North Carolina, USA

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3242
    - 3765

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 10093
    - 13331

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2694
    - 4853

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stonewall, Texas, USA

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2908
    - 3253

    Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 5855
    - 7168

    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2113
    - 2684

    Plymouth Notch, Vermont, Vermont

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1718
    - 2422

    Caldwell, New Jersey, USA

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 2248
    - 3198

    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1601
    - 2368

    Niles, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 3036
    - 4954

    Yorba Linda, California, USA

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1556
    - 2484

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2545
    - 6362

    Plains, Georgia, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 1109
    - 2410

    Delaware, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1290
    - 2162

    ranked low on reranks
    Moreland Hills, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1065
    - 2561

    Kinderhook, New York, USA

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1054
    - 2323

    Fairfield, Vermont, USA

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1089
    - 2324

    Barboursville, Virginia, USA

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  35. 35
    + 979
    - 2256

    North Bend, Ohio, USA

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  36. 36
    + 1337
    - 3038

    West Branch, Iowa, USA

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  37. 37
    + 949
    - 2381

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 958
    - 2343
    ) open
  39. 39
    + 944
    - 2856

    Blooming Grove, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 773
    - 2641

    Summerhill, New York, USA

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 756
    - 2681

    Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 989
    - 3325

    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 825
    - 3394

    Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, USA

    ) open
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