Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Ranking of the U.S. Presidents!

I started this post years ago, when I first started blogging.  I have spent a lot of time studying the different U.S. Presidents.  I thought it would be fun to do my own ranking of them.

I've read a lot of presidential biographies over the years and seen a lot of other people rank them. I figured it was my turn. I don't feel like I've exhaustively studied them enough yet though, so I'm sure over time my rankings will be subject to change.

There are 43 presidents to rank since Grover Cleveland was actually president twice but not in consecutive terms. He was the 22nd and the 24th president. By the way, he is the only president that has ever done this. (Although I was hoping David Palmer would be able to do the same thing on 24, but they killed him off before he got a chance ;-).)

I am going to start with the worst, and work my way up to the best.
43--Jimmy Carter--He was horrible in office, and continues to disgrace himself and our country
42--Warren G. Harding--Had moral/ethical issues and so did a lot of those in his administration
41--Richard Nixon--Resigned in disgrace
40--Barack Obama--The list is long
39--William Henry Harrison--He only lived a month after he took office
38--James Buchanan--He along with Fillmore & Pierce did nothing to try and solve the slavery crisis
37--Millard Fillmore
36--Franklin Pierce
35--Lyndon Johnson--Had many ethical issues
34--Herbert Hoover
33--Bill Clinton--He had ethical issues to say the least
32--Ulysses S. Grant--He was a great war hero, but not that good at governing
31--Andrew Johnson
30--Woodrow Wilson--Was a socialist and tried to thwart women's suffrage
29--Gerald Ford--A liberal Republican who didn't stand for anything
28--William McKinley
27--Martin VanBuren
26--Benjamin Harrison
25--John Tyler
24--James K. Polk
23--Andrew Jackson
22--Zachary Taylor
21--James Garfield
20--Chester A. Arthur
19--Rutherford B. Hayes
18--William Howard Taft
17--George H.W. Bush
16--Calvin Coolidge
15--Franklin D. Roosevelt
14--Grover Cleveland
13--James Monroe
12--John F. Kennedy
11--Dwight Eisenhower
10--James Madison
9--John Quincy Adams
8--Thomas Jefferson
7--John Adams
6--Harry Truman
5--George W. Bush
4--Teddy Roosevelt
3--Ronald Reagan
2--Abraham Lincoln
1--George Washington

1 comment:

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