America The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time  

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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
23,919 4,694
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams

2
29,640 5,402
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin

3
17,821 5,143
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton

4
9,374 5,782
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton

5
22,086 10,359
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson

6
17,908 5,288
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks

7
19,393 8,671
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
6,832 5,568
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins

9
13,447 5,641
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon

10
23,975 10,820
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush

11
9,015 5,173
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson

12
10,460 6,145
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley

13
16,672 16,346
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Al Gore

14
22,107 25,566
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden

15
7,632 8,409
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
12,370 12,370
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle

17
5,473 5,649
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun

18
4,796 5,926
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas

19
6,397 8,015
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall

20
6,387 6,543
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

21
4,659 5,776
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes

22
6,136 10,284
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey

23
10,897 15,494
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney

24
3,456 5,167
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
3,491 4,789
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart

26
4,557 6,699
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Nelson Rockefeller

27
6,160 12,406
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Walter Mondale

28
3,169 5,180
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James S. Sherman

29
3,698 9,749
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Mike Pence

30
6,419 11,148
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford, Spiro Agnew

31
2,874 4,475
James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Chester A. Arthur

32
2,350 4,865
Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William A. Wheeler

33
2,161 4,817
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

34
2,183 4,870
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Millard Fillmore

35
2,147 5,200
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Mentor Johnson

36
2,008 4,617
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Levi P. Morton

37
2,804 6,247
Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles Curtis

38
1,933 4,981
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

39
1,911 4,879
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

40
1,920 5,984
Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge

41
1,553 5,441
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

42
1,535 5,676
Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William R. King

43
1,993 7,144
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

44
1,784 7,286
James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Breckinridge