1) Ronald Reagan
2) Abraham Lincoln
3) George Washington
4) Thomas Jefferson
5) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
George Washington did a fine job, I must say. I'm actually a fan of all those who made your list and wish that our country could turn back to such honorable people.
I've given up hope on the elections this year, and it probably won't be much different next year. It's become so difficult for the general public to follow the ridiculous tangle that's become political debate. It requires a certain amount of resources, education, and intelligence to make anything out of the debates and jokes and newspapers that I myself don't have the time for it. I'm not very old, but from what I've seen, no one man (in the twenty-first century) can make any huge difference in the direction our country is heading.
In order for huge change to occur, we need someone who isn't corrupt yet. Someone totally out of the blue. Someone no one expected. America needs a huge wake-up call.
Part of the problem is that America knows it needs change, but refuses to accept what those changes might have to be or put forth the effort to make the first few steps. So no way is the public going to elect someone that will make things harder. But only if things get harder can anyone start to make a difference. Otherwise, it will all remain the same.
How can FDR and Reagan possibly be on the same list? They were pretty much exact opposites
Here are mine, in no particular order:
Nixon (if you ignore the whole Watergate thing)
F.D.R is not a hero. He got what he deserved for what he did to the people of Europe in WW2. Let alone sending all the best American youth over seas to fight and kill their own white brothers and sisters in the motherlands of Europe. He sided with the murderous communists under Stalin.
-Abraham Lincoln, 1858
-"I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races."
YOU MUST UN-LEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
JFK had the potential, but obviously he never fulfilled it. Both Roosevelts were good. Washington is of course an obvious one. Nixon is given a bad name, but he did some good.
1. Teddy Roosevelt- I think he could've done so much more with more time.
2. George Washington
3. John Kennedy
4. Franklin Roosevelt
5. Harry Truman
Those people that are best for the position never run for it or were never elected. But of all of them I would say John F. Kennedy because he wanted to change so much as was assassinated by his own government. Though I doubt we will see much of that report on November 22, 2013. That is 50 years later and the report will be mostly blacked out due to the sensitive nature of the material.
I agree with most of you and it's difficult to put one higher than the other, but here goes:
1. Abraham Lincoln (Saved and maintained the Union and ended slavery)
2. George Washington (Established a new nation and gave up the opportunity to be President for life)
3. FDR (Responsible for the defeat of Nazi Germany/Imperial Japan and made the US a superpower)
4. Thomas Jefferson (Doubled the size of the US with the LA Purchase. It was done through negotation and NOT war)
5. Teddy Roosevelt (Understood the importance of creating national parks, led from the front, created new laws to protect food sources ex food and drug act)
Reagan I agree was great, but he has not gone through the test of time yet.
JFK would probably have been up here, but he was murdered too early to ever know.
I'm not putting them in order of importance but
Eisenhower was great with the interstate highway system
FDR: devised social reform programs in the midst of the Great Depression and was a strong central leader in the Second World War.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
None of the above
Bill Clinton > all
1. George Washington
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. Franklin Roosevelt
You cannot undo this action. The opinion owner is going to be notified and earn 7 XPER points.