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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.
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1
26,538 4,603
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin

2
21,261 4,094
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George Washington John Adams

3
16,000 4,365
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson Aaron Burr, George Clinton

4
8,428 4,702
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James Madison Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton

5
19,970 8,927
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

6
15,827 4,727
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt Charles W. Fairbanks

7
17,207 7,740
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Franklin D. Roosevelt John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman

8
6,185 4,571
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James Monroe Daniel D. Tompkins

9
11,960 4,959
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard Nixon

10
21,239 9,684
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush

11
8,088 4,464
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams Thomas Jefferson

12
9,357 5,385
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Harry Truman Alben W. Barkley

13
15,520 13,827
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Bill Clinton Al Gore

14
19,637 22,630
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Barack Obama Joe Biden

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15
6,726 7,244
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

16
11,239 10,902
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

17
4,941 4,898
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

18
4,319 5,163
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James K. Polk George M. Dallas

19
5,728 7,097
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Woodrow Wilson Thomas R. Marshall

20
5,555 5,790
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Ulysses S. Grant Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

21
4,086 5,021
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge Charles G. Dawes

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22
5,401 8,991
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon Johnson Hubert Humphrey

23
3,110 4,471
Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Grover Cleveland Adlai Stevenson I, Thomas A. Hendricks

24
9,750 13,760
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George W. Bush Dick Cheney

25
3,092 4,154
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart

26
4,032 5,824
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford Nelson Rockefeller

27
2,809 4,494
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William Howard Taft James S. Sherman

28
5,335 10,871
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale

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29
5,556 9,606
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon Gerald Ford, Spiro Agnew

30
2,460 3,898
James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James A. Garfield Chester A. Arthur

31
2,032 4,251
Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Rutherford B. Hayes William A. Wheeler

32
1,876 4,178
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

33
1,903 4,229
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore

34
1,864 4,570
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Martin Van Buren Richard Mentor Johnson

35
1,750 4,041
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Benjamin Harrison Levi P. Morton

36
2,419 5,530
Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Herbert Hoover Charles Curtis

37
1,686 4,354
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

38
1,670 4,254
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

39
1,672 5,261
Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Warren G. Harding Calvin Coolidge

40
1,359 4,756
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

41
1,348 4,961
Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Franklin Pierce William R. King

42
1,724 6,253
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

43
1,526 6,312
James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James Buchanan John C. Breckinridge