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List Rules Only former U.S. Presidents. Vote based on their entire time in office.

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.
list ordered by

1
25,043 5,167
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams

2
31,391 5,588
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin

3
18,638 5,525
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton

4
9,820 6,300
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton

5
23,066 11,010
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson

6
18,909 5,542
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks

7
20,435 9,069
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman

8
7,123 6,032
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins

9
25,269 11,356
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush

10
14,168 5,918
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon

11
9,433 5,509
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson

12
11,015 6,492
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley

13
17,232 17,587
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Al Gore

14
23,366 26,975
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden

15
8,064 9,013
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun

16
13,156 12,969
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle

17
5,730 6,010
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun

18
6,735 8,478
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall

19
5,028 6,293
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas

20
6,810 6,890
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

21
4,926 6,116
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes

22
6,477 10,865
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey

23
11,505 16,306
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney

24
3,620 5,478
Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Adlai Stevenson I, Thomas A. Hendricks

25
3,672 5,084
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart

26
4,787 7,107
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Nelson Rockefeller

27
6,556 13,153
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Walter Mondale

28
4,966 11,091
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Mike Pence

29
3,364 5,456
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James S. Sherman

30
6,804 11,871
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford, Spiro Agnew

31
3,061 4,697
James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Chester A. Arthur

32
2,499 5,118
Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William A. Wheeler

33
2,301 5,064
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

34
2,304 5,121
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Millard Fillmore

35
2,281 5,455
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Mentor Johnson

36
2,145 4,841
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Levi P. Morton

37
2,975 6,572
Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles Curtis

38
2,046 5,243
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

39
2,032 5,132
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

40
2,026 6,305
Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge

41
1,639 5,745
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

42
1,627 5,991
Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William R. King

43
2,110 7,568
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

44
1,906 7,729
James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Breckinridge