The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time Politicians
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The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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    #5 on the original list 1882 Had to act swiftly and decisively to pull the country from off its knees after years of ...

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    #1 on the original list 1809 Truly great in many ways, but there are times when I wonder what would have actually happened ...

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    #4 on the original list 1858 Dynamic and progressive it is another tantalising question to wonder what might have been had ...

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    #3 on the original list 1743 His first term was so successful he could well have been at number one, but then his second ...

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    #11 on the original list 1735 Much maligned being sandwiched, as he was, between Washington and Jefferson, but looking at ...

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    #21 on the original list 1908 Like so many World Leaders a near impossible foreign crisis (Vietnam in Johnson's case) ...

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    #12 on the original list 1946 Don't let the sex scandals deflect from the fact that Clinton was no fool. The world would ...

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    #7 on the original list 1917 Could have turned out to be among the very greatest Presidents, but we shall never know. His ...

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    #15 on the original list 1924 Read my lips "No New Taxes!" (apart from the ones I didn't expect to have to ...

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    #18 on the original list 1961 Too early to tell. Not a disaster (although following Dubya he could have invaded Canada, ...

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    #23 on the original list 1872 Oversaw a period of peace and prosperity, but doesn't rank near the top because he failed to ...

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    #32 on the original list 1831 A promising start, neutralising the corrupt power of Roscoe Conkling, which was cut short by ...

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    #28 on the original list 1913 Tricky Dicky. And tricky to rank. Had some political ability, made impressive moves towards ...

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    #16 on the original list 1767 Something of a lame duck President due to the implacable opposition of Congress thwarting ...

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    #36 on the original list 1874 The wrong place at the wrong time. He didn't cause the Great Depression, but it broke just ...

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    #38 on the original list 1865 Out of his depth but not as disastrous as has often been painted. Not great though either!

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    #39 on the original list 1773 Only served for 31 days, much of which was spent dying of pneumonia so can't really be judged ...

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    #40 on the original list 1800 Completely forgettable. In fact I can't even remember who I am writing about now I've got this ...

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    #41 on the original list 1804 Another in a series of Presidents who did little to avert the arrival of Civil War.

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    #22 on the original list 1946 How did this bumbling idiot get elected twice? Oh that's right - he didn't! But 2004 was ...

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    #42 on the original list 1808 Totally screwed the reconstruction and, in doing so, may have set the cause of race relations ...

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    #43 on the original list 1791 Accelerated the country into Civil War

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