america The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents  

Mel Judson
Originally by
10.1k votes 1.7k voters 13.4k views 15 items

List Rules Presidents of the United States of America who served two full terms (no more, no less). Upvote those you think did the best job.

It is often said that being a two-term president is the goal of most politicians in America. The politicians on this list of American presidents did just that. They ran successful re-election campaigns and joined this list of the best two term presidents in the history of the United States. So who did the best job? These re-elected presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama, had two terms to prove themselves and your votes will determine who did the best job.

Though some become lame duck presidents during their second terms as Commander in Chief, others began to find their groove and care less about the political ramifications of actually getting things done. Giving the president another shot at running the country is always an interesting move, and this list is here for you to upvote the one(s) you thought nailed it throughout their entire tenure in the Oval Office.

How many two term presidents have served the American people? 13 so far! Be sure to upvote the USA presidents you thought were the best at the job during their two terms and take a look at those who weren't as lucky, joining the ranks of one term president instead.
list ordered by

1
605 144
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
George Washington Whig Party - 1789-1797

2
477 168
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican Party - 1801-1809

3
662 468
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Ronald Reagan Republican Party - 1981-1989

4
328 174
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
James Madison Democratic-Republican Party - 1809-1817

5
219 59
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents

6
279 179
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
James Monroe Democratic-Republican Party - 1817-1825

7
659 680
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Barack Obama Democratic Party - 2009-2017

8
268 278
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Ulysses S. Grant Republican Party - 1869-1877

9
441 556
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Bill Clinton Democratic Party - 1993-2000

10
253 295
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Woodrow Wilson Democratic Party - 1913-1921

11
241 291
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Andrew Jackson Jacksonian Democratic Party - 1829-1837

12
197 213
Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Grover Cleveland Democratic Party - 1885-1889; 1893-1897

13
257 339
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic Party

14
392 519
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
George W. Bush Republican Party - 2001-2008

15
111 83
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents