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    Who is the best president we've ever had in the US?

    Go to this site to see a list. 


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States


    Also, FYI, a recent USNews survey came up with this list of the best presidents.  Obama ranked 15th best.  Do you agree with the list?


    1. Franklin D. Roosevelt


    2. Theodore Roosevelt


    3. Abraham Lincoln


    4. George Washington


    5. Thomas Jefferson


    6. James Madison


    7. James Monroe


    8. Woodrow Wilson


    9. Harry Truman


    10. Dwight D. Eisenhower

    +2  Views: 933 Answers: 11 Posted: 9 years ago
    Shootah

    Considering the fact that 50% of them probably couldn't tell you anything about why the Revolutionary or Civil Wars were fought, or that they would probably get confused them with the other...the logic used in that thought process would probably scare you! They have a known slave owner at #5! Tell me that president wasn't talking out his butt regarding his beliefs in all men being created equal!

    11 Answers

    Andrew Johnson
    With the Assassination of Lincoln, the Presidency fell upon an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states' rights views. Although an honest and honorable man, Andrew Johnson was one of the most unfortunate of Presidents. Arrayed against him were the Radical Republicans in Congress, brilliantly led and ruthless in their tactics. Johnson was no match for them.


    Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1808, Johnson grew up in poverty. He was apprenticed to a tailor as a boy, but ran away. He opened a tailor shop in Greeneville, Tennessee, married Eliza McCardle, and participated in debates at the local academy.


    Entering politics, he became an adept stump speaker, championing the common man and vilifying the plantation aristocracy. As a Member of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 1840's and '50's, he advocated a homestead bill to provide a free farm for the poor man.


    During the secession crisis, Johnson remained in the Senate even when Tennessee seceded, which made him a hero in the North and a traitor in the eyes of most Southerners. In 1862 President Lincoln appointed him Military Governor of Tennessee, and Johnson used the state as a laboratory for reconstruction. In 1864 the Republicans, contending that their National Union Party was for all loyal men, nominated Johnson, a Southerner and a Democrat, for Vice President.


    http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/andrewjohnson""

    Ronald Reagan..

    dad59

    OF REPUBLICANS, I agree!

    JFK.

    itsmee

    I think so too.

    Two. Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan

    Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy

    You left out Obama,?????

    Russrocks

    No, Obama is 15th.

    JFK and Clinton.

    I vote for Lincoln

    padovenick

    I second that vote!

    bILL Clinton ;)

    THEODORE ROOSEVELT.  THEODORE ROOSEVELT.  THEODORE ROOSEVELT.  

    lindilou

    Teddy Bear!!!!
    Bob/PKB

    My son was assigned TR for a report back in 3rd grade. We watched a video from the library and I checked out a number of books about TR. I was thoroughly impressed with the man as well as the president he became.

    Two of those mentioned, Kennedy, Reagan, as well as Bush who was not mentioned, have one thing in common.   


    They all had the Congress lower /federal tax RATES and the economy grew rapidly and continuously for years, as a result


    The best things FDR did was supply our allies in Europe for three years with the "Lend Lease Program," and finally get us into WWII by goading the Japs into attacking us, or we would all be speaking German today.   Unfortunately instead of hitting us in the Philippians, where FDR had MacArthur army, they took out our Pacific Fleet so we could not supply MacArthur


    We all loved FDR, I enlisted in the Navy and got of high school in April of 1946 and ended up at Normandy, three days after D day, but history tells us his actions during the Depression did more harm than good, however.   Things actually got worse, not better, until WWII.


     


     


     

    doolittle

    Hmmm...You don't have your facts about FDR and Pearl Harbor correct.
    Jack Large

    Yes I do, I was around back then. FDR, like Winston Churchill, knew we would have to fight Hitler sooner or later in the US if he took Europe and England and that the American people did not want to go to war in Europe, again.

    The Friday before Peal Harbor, a vote in US Congress to eliminate the draft, failed by ONE vote.
    Russrocks

    I think FDR was the best because he proposed much social welfare legislation that we have today. He also served four terms.

    What puzzles me is why uncle Teddy is at number two. Other than creating the national park system, what did he do to rank so high?
    dad59

    Or BUSH, The only taxes BUSH worried about lowering was FOR THE RICH and business's willing to give KICK-BACK. BUSH Jr. IS/WAS WORST PRESIDENT EVER, FOLLOWED BY HIS CHICKENSH*T FATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hector5559

    I THINK HE HAS MOST OF THEM VERY CORRECT,
    Jack Large

    I have no idea your source for that opinion, but you are confused. If you will search the Congressional Record you will see what I said is indeed factual.

    All American's received a tax RATE cut, the largest went to the poorest among us, a 33/3% rate cut. The SMALLEST rate cut was to the richest among us, a rate cut of just 3%


    Even Obama realized those rate cut were right for the country, when he asked the Congress to extended ALL of the rate cuts past when they were set to expire. The EXTENSION is until AFTER the election, until January 2013.

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