Personal Rankings

Upon reading several presidential rankings online I have decided to post my own rankings here. I will only consider things that were done as president and the effects of those actions. There will be given no weight to accomplishments done either before or after their presidency, as many raters often do. I will also judge the entire presidency and judge all presidents on the same standard. My standard is basically this: how much better or worse off was the country due to the persons actions as President. Many rankers tend to get caught up on one aspect of a certain presidency, and ignore the rest. I will consider each presidency in whole, with weight given to the importance and impact of the presidents decisions. I will being doing a count down style ranking, going from worst to best.

There are Five presidents I will not be ranking: William Henry Harrison, James Garfield, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. My reasoning for these exclusions is as follows: Both Harrison and Garfield didn’t serve long enough to be ranked. Joe Biden has not finished his term yet, so to rank him yet would not be fair. Enough time has not passed to give an accurate historical ranking of Donald Trump and Barack Obama. I believe at least two presidents need to pass through the White House to give an accurate ranking, so that there is enough time to get a historical perspective and for personal feelings to calm down.

#1 George Washington

#2 Dwight Eisenhower

#3 Abraham Lincoln

#4 Ronald Reagan

#5 Harry Truman

#6 Ulysses Grant

#7 William McKinley

#8 James Madison

#9 George H W Bush

#10 Warren Harding

#11 John Tyler

#12 James Monroe

#13 Calvin Coolidge

#14 Benjamin Harrison

#15 John F Kennedy

#16 Thomas Jefferson

#17 Millard Fillmore

#18 George W Bush

#19 Chester Arthur

#20 Bill Clinton

#21 Rutherford B Hayes

#22 Richard Nixon

#23  James Polk

#24 Gerald Ford

#25 Franklin Roosevelt

#26  Zachary Taylor

#27 William Howard Taft

#28 John Quincy Adams

#29 Herbert Hoover

#30  John Adams

#31 Franklin Pierce

#32   Theodore Roosevelt

#33 Lyndon Johnson

#34 Jimmy Carter

#35 Andrew Johnson

#36 Grover Cleveland

#37 James Buchanan

#38 Martin Van Buren

#39 Andrew Jackson

#40 Woodrow Wilson

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