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List Rules 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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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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+ - 18,044 3,465
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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+ - 13,765 3,515
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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+ - 7,178 3,511
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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+ - 17,377 7,462
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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+ - 13,279 4,145
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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+ - 5,359 3,376
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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+ - 14,471 6,634
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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+ - 10,145 4,199
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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+ - 18,163 8,152
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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+ - 6,998 3,622
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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+ - 8,008 4,529
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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+ - 496 838
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 13,683 11,411
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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+ - 5,605 5,751
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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+ - 9,916 9,211
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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+ - 4,184 4,081
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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+ - 15,944 19,821
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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+ - 3,711 4,318
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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+ - 4,928 5,931
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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+ - 4,642 4,945
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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+ - 3,405 4,245
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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+ - 4,500 7,594
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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+ - 2,681 3,762
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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+ - 8,497 11,796
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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+ - 3,441 4,955
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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+ - 2,603 3,526
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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+ - 2,410 3,788
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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+ - 4,308 9,402
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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+ - 4,720 7,865
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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+ - 2,072 3,292
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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+ - 1,737 3,606
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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+ - 1,597 3,536
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,637 3,557
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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+ - 1,601 3,876
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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+ - 1,494 3,432
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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+ - 2,033 4,705
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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+ - 1,458 3,663
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,430 3,560
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,432 4,416
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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+ - 1,179 4,008
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,159 4,174
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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+ - 1,483 5,231
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 1,287 5,319
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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+ - 29 77
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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+ - 34 87
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Vladimir Putin

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+ - 43 74
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time