34 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
Public Domain From George Washington to Donald Trump, who are the worst U.S. presidents in history? The 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, which ranks presidents from best to worst, was based on responses from 170 current and recent members of a section of the American Political Science Association, an organization of social science experts.
Thomas Jefferson (1801–1809) Jefferson was ranked highest for his vision and agenda setting. He was the the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and during his presidency he acquired the Louisiana Territory, vastly expanding the size of the country, and slashed the national debt by a third.
Harry S. Truman became President of the United States in 1945 when Franklin D. Roosevelt died. During his eight year presidency, Truman dropped atomic bombs on Japanese civilians, brought about the creation of Israel, entered the Korean War, began the Cold War, and created the CIA with a mandate for foreign intervention and assassination.
Roosevelt had served as Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 before winning election as Vice President of the United States in the 1900 election. Roosevelt became president following the assassination of William McKinley, who was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York on September 6, 1901, and died on September 14.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is responsible for one of the worst times in American history. Of course, if you know anything about history then you probably know what I'm talking about. In 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, forced over 100,000 Japanese-Americans to concentration camps.
The following is a ranking of the 10 best and 10 worst US Presidents. It is based off what the Presidents did while in office, in terms of policy, decision making, and legacy. This does not include the overall lifetime achievements of each person on these lists.