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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
24,559 4,996
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams

2
30,667 5,513
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin

3
18,303 5,372
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton

4
9,625 6,113
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton

5
22,641 10,757
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson

6
18,472 5,455
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks

7
19,995 8,912
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
7,002 5,847
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins

9
24,750 11,127
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush

10
13,865 5,808
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon

11
9,250 5,377
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson

12
10,782 6,349
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley

13
16,999 17,073
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Al Gore

14
22,811 26,393
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden

15
7,873 8,761
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
12,794 12,725
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle

17
5,609 5,873
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun

18
6,580 8,297
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall

19
4,929 6,149
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas

20
6,631 6,737
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

21
4,809 5,979
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes

22
6,324 10,614
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey

23
11,244 15,982
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney

24
3,547 5,349
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
3,587 4,968
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart

26
4,690 6,921
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Nelson Rockefeller

27
6,381 12,834
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Walter Mondale

28
4,477 10,475
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Mike Pence

29
3,268 5,357
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James S. Sherman

30
6,659 11,566
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford, Spiro Agnew

31
2,987 4,611
James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Chester A. Arthur

32
2,438 5,017
Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William A. Wheeler

33
2,234 4,969
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

34
2,256 5,017
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Millard Fillmore

35
2,224 5,351
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Mentor Johnson

36
2,080 4,752
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Levi P. Morton

37
2,897 6,440
Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles Curtis

38
1,994 5,132
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

39
1,980 5,025
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

40
1,979 6,167
Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge

41
1,604 5,620
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

42
1,585 5,865
Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William R. King

43
2,061 7,394
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

44
1,846 7,553
James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Breckinridge