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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
26,449 5,810
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams
2
33,671 5,849
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin
3
19,634 5,983
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton
4
10,356 6,905
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton
5
24,193 11,795
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson
6
20,127 5,837
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks
7
21,784 9,581
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
26,908 11,993
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush
9
15,094 6,157
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon
10
7,456 6,531
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins
11
11,658 6,887
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley
12
9,960 5,873
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson
13
17,799 19,021
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Al Gore
14
24,770 28,717
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden
15
13,956 13,697
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle
16
8,517 9,722
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun
17
5,990 6,432
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun
18
7,088 9,032
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall
19
5,316 6,704
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas
20
7,291 7,286
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
21
5,261 6,499
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes
22
6,889 11,561
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey
23
12,128 17,249
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney
24
3,811 5,849
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
3,905 5,441
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart