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
26,499 5,829
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams
2
33,748 5,864
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin
3
19,671 5,997
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton
4
10,374 6,927
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton
5
24,229 11,820
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson
6
20,177 5,842
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks
7
21,838 9,599
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
26,954 12,020
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush
9
15,131 6,161
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon
10
7,477 6,544
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins
11
11,683 6,898
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley
12
9,979 5,887
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson
13
17,817 19,061
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Al Gore
14
24,812 28,768
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden
15
13,983 13,717
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle
16
8,536 9,743
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
5,997 6,451
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun
18
5,322 6,725
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas
19
7,104 9,050
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall
20
7,307 7,303
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
21
5,274 6,517
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes
22
6,899 11,586
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey
23
12,143 17,278
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney
24
3,819 5,863
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
3,913 5,454
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart