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
27,183 6,110
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
John Adams
2
34,758 6,036
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin
3
20,216 6,200
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton
4
24,846 12,258
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson
5
10,627 7,226
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton
6
20,831 5,989
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks
7
22,518 9,888
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
27,832 12,417
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
George H. W. Bush
9
15,599 6,336
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Richard Nixon
10
7,673 6,778
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins
11
12,062 7,114
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Alben W. Barkley
12
10,262 6,075
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Thomas Jefferson
13
25,582 29,755
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Joe Biden
14
18,261 19,867
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Al Gore
15
14,403 14,250
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Dan Quayle
16
8,810 10,136
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
6,152 6,698
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
John C. Calhoun
18
7,287 9,376
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall
19
5,446 6,981
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
George M. Dallas
20
7,585 7,562
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
21
5,421 6,757
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Charles G. Dawes
22
7,102 12,037
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Hubert Humphrey
23
12,495 17,901
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Dick Cheney
24
3,913 6,084
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
4,033 5,660
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents Of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart