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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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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin

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+ - 18,076 3,467
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George Washington John Adams

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+ - 13,788 3,521
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson Aaron Burr, George Clinton

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+ - 7,193 3,519
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James Madison Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton

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+ - 17,401 7,475
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson

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+ - 13,306 4,149
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt Charles W. Fairbanks

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+ - 5,369 3,385
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James Monroe Daniel D. Tompkins

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+ - 14,498 6,643
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Franklin D. Roosevelt John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman

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+ - 10,161 4,207
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard Nixon

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+ - 18,185 8,164
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush

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+ - 7,008 3,631
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams Thomas Jefferson

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+ - 8,024 4,536
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Harry Truman Alben W. Barkley

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+ - 514 877
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 13,700 11,429
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Bill Clinton Al Gore

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+ - 5,611 5,764
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun

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+ - 9,926 9,226
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush Dan Quayle

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+ - 4,189 4,092
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Quincy Adams John C. Calhoun

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+ - 15,969 19,845
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Barack Obama Joe Biden

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+ - 3,718 4,328
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James K. Polk George M. Dallas

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+ - 4,942 5,941
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Woodrow Wilson Thomas R. Marshall

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+ - 4,652 4,954
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Ulysses S. Grant Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

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+ - 3,413 4,253
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge Charles G. Dawes

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+ - 4,510 7,605
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon Johnson Hubert Humphrey

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+ - 2,684 3,774
Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Grover Cleveland Adlai Stevenson I, Thomas A. Hendricks

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+ - 8,509 11,809
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George W. Bush Dick Cheney

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+ - 3,450 4,964
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford Nelson Rockefeller

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+ - 2,609 3,535
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart

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+ - 2,415 3,799
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William Howard Taft James S. Sherman

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+ - 4,318 9,417
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale

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+ - 4,729 7,885
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon Gerald Ford, Spiro Agnew

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+ - 2,078 3,303
James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James A. Garfield Chester A. Arthur

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+ - 1,740 3,618
Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Rutherford B. Hayes William A. Wheeler

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+ - 1,601 3,545
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,640 3,568
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore

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+ - 1,602 3,889
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Martin Van Buren Richard Mentor Johnson

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+ - 1,499 3,441
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Benjamin Harrison Levi P. Morton

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+ - 2,037 4,718
Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Herbert Hoover Charles Curtis

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+ - 1,462 3,672
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,433 3,570
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,434 4,429
Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Warren G. Harding Calvin Coolidge

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+ - 1,183 4,017
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,162 4,185
Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Franklin Pierce William R. King

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+ - 1,485 5,246
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,289 5,331
James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James Buchanan John C. Breckinridge

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+ - 35 87
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 38 104
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Vladimir Putin

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+ - 54 87
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time