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The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents  

Mel Judson
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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
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Whig Party
1789-1797
2
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic-Republican Party
1801-1809
3
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Republican Party
1981-1989
4
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic-Republican Party
1809-1817
5
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
6
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic Party
2009-2017
7
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic-Republican Party
1817-1825
8
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic Party
1993-2000
9
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Republican Party
1869-1877
10
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic Party
1913-1921
11
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic Party
12
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Jacksonian Democratic Party
1829-1837
13
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Republican Party
2001-2008
14
Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents
Democratic Party
1885-1889; 1893-1897
15
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents