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
    + 12264
    - 1953

    most listed
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 15100
    - 2396

    the people's #1
    Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 9293
    - 2158

    Shadwell, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 8613
    - 2644

    Manhattan, New York City, New York

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 9173
    - 4430

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 12693
    - 4523

    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 6813
    - 2590

    Denison, Texas, USA

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 11990
    - 5043

    Tampico, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 4688
    - 2002

    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5360
    - 2771

    Lamar, Missouri, USA

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4770
    - 2160

    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 10281
    - 6899

    Hope, Arkansas, USA

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 3521
    - 1951

    Monroe Hall, Virginia, Virginia

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3780
    - 3249
    ) open
  15. 15
    + 7589
    - 5650

    Milton, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 2803
    - 2607

    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 2469
    - 2835

    Pineville, North Carolina, USA

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 3320
    - 3864

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 10348
    - 13697

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2796
    - 4986

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2976
    - 3345

    Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 6013
    - 7434

    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2178
    - 2747

    Plymouth Notch, Vermont, Vermont

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1753
    - 2485

    Caldwell, New Jersey, USA

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 2306
    - 3285

    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1646
    - 2420

    Niles, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1602
    - 2539

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 3116
    - 5103

    Yorba Linda, California, USA

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2646
    - 6520

    Plains, Georgia, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 1326
    - 2213

    Moreland Hills, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1132
    - 2470

    Delaware, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1081
    - 2626

    Kinderhook, New York, USA

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1081
    - 2378

    Fairfield, Vermont, USA

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  34. 34
    + 1115
    - 2379

    Barboursville, Virginia, USA

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  35. 35
    + 998
    - 2314

    North Bend, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1362
    - 3129

    West Branch, Iowa, USA

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 976
    - 2436

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 978
    - 2397
    ) open
  39. 39
    + 964
    - 2934

    Blooming Grove, Ohio, USA

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 788
    - 2706

    Summerhill, New York, USA

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 767
    - 2750

    Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1006
    - 3413

    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 838
    - 3491

    Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, USA

    ) open
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