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(Frigate: t. 1,576; 1. 175'0"; b. 44'4"; dr. 13'11"; a. 32 24-pars,
22 42-pdr. carronades, 1 1ong 18 pdr.)

The first President (frigate) was built by Christian Bergh East River, New York; launched 10 April 1800, and sailed from New York on her first cruise, 5 August 1800, Comdr. Thomas Truxton in command.

Pre~ident was the flagship of Commodore Richard Dale in the Mediterranean in 1801 and 1802. She cruised in the Mediterranean in 1804 and 1805, participating in the actions against Tripoli. She cruised off the eastern coast of the United States from 1809 to 1812. She sailed from Annapolis Md., 12 May 1811 and met and fired on H.B.M. Sloon Littie Belt, 22 guns.

She sailed from New York 21 June 1812 with United States Congress, Hornet, and Argus on a cruise in the North Atlantic. Two days later she fell in with H.B.M. Frigate Belvidera, and after a runninz fight of 8 hours Belvidera escaped. Putting into Boston, she sailed again 3 October 1812 for the North Atlantic, returning to Boston 31 December.

She sailed from Boston 30 April 1813 on a cruise off the coast of Europe. On 23 September she captured H.B.M. Schooner High.7lyer, 5 guns, off New York and arrived Newport, R.I., 27 September 1813. She sailed from Providence 4 December on a cruise to the West Indies, returning to New York 18 February 1814, and was blockaded there for almost a year by a British squadron.

She sailed from New York 14 January 1815 under Capt. Stephen Decatur, and the next day was captured by H.B.M. ships Endgmion, Majestic, Pomone, and Tenedos.

President was taken into the Royal Navy and was broken up at Portsmouth, England, in 1817.

8 Worst Presidents in U.S. History

How do you determine who the worst presidents in U.S. history are? Asking some of the most notable presidential historians is a good place to start. In 2017, C-SPAN issued their third in-depth survey of presidential historians, asking them to identify the nation's worst presidents and discuss why.

For this survey, C-SPAN consulted 91 leading presidential historians, asking them to rank the United States' leaders on 10 leadership characteristics. Those criteria include a president's legislative skills, his relations with Congress, performance during crises, with allowances for historical context.

Over the course of the three surveys, released in 2000 and 2009, some of the rankings have changed, but the three worst presidents have remained the same, according to historians. Who were they? The results just might surprise you!

U.S. Presidents

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

…some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this Government is not strong enough

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be…

To what, then, do we owe these blessings? It is known to all that we derive them from the excellence of our institutions.

Union, justice, tranquillity, the common defense, the general welfare, and the blessings of liberty—all have been promoted by the Government under…

But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to…

. in all the attributes of a great, happy, and flourishing people we stand without a parallel in the world.

I too well understand the dangerous temptations to which I shall be exposed from the magnitude of the power which it has been the pleasure of the…

Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.

Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil.

. I shall make honesty, capacity, and fidelity indispensable prerequisites to the bestowal of office.

The great law of morality ought to have a national as well as a personal and individual application.

The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.

Next in importance to the maintenance of the Constitution and the Union is the duty of preserving the Government free from the taint or even the…

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we…

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many.

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear.

There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States.

Experience has shown that the trade of the East is the key to national wealth and influence.

It is a plain dictate of honesty and good government that public expenditures should be limited by public necessity.

. opportunities offered to the individual to secure the comforts of life are better than are found elsewhere and largely better than they were here…

It is a plain dictate of honesty and good government that public expenditures should be limited by public necessity.

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed peace is preferable to war in almost every contingency.

. legislation will generally be both unwise and ineffective unless undertaken after calm inquiry and with sober self-restraint.

Our international policy is always to promote peace.

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.

Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little.

The fundamental precept of liberty is toleration.

In the soil poisoned by speculation grew those ugly weeds of waste, exploitation, and abuse of financial power.

And the love of freedom is still fierce and steady in the nation today.

No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.

We believe that all men have certain unalienable rights. Yet many Americans do not enjoy those rights.

In any organization, the man at the top must bear the responsibility. That responsibility, therefore, belongs here, in this office. I accept it.

We are bound together by the most powerful of all ties, our fervent love for freedom and independence, which knows no homeland but the human heart.

We simply must have faith in each other, faith in our ability to govern ourselves, and faith in the future of this Nation.

…let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope.…

We are approaching the conclusion of an historic postwar struggle between two visions: one of tyranny and conflict and one of democracy and freedom.

Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal.

Today, we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

. we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

This is a life-changing election. Character is on the ballot. Compassion is on the ballot. Decency. Science. Democracy. They’re all on the ballot.

8 John F. Kennedy (January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963)

John F. Kennedy was the 35 th president of the United States, and is without a doubt one of the most famous American presidents known the world over. Despite the fact that he was a great leader, most people remember him in relation to his assassination in Dallas Texas in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Kennedy's legislation with regard to the civil rights movements didn't get to see the light of day until after his assassination, owing to the huge opposition from the Southern Democrats. However, Kennedy's foreign policy accomplishments are some of the greatest achievements he made while he was in office, especially how he handled the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis, where he avoided getting into a nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union.

During Kennedy's time in office, NASA's funding increased significantly, which led to America becoming the leading country in space exploration, and this led to the preservation of US security.

The Most Popular President In American History

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During his campaign for the 2020 election, the most popular President in American history got into an argument with a blue collar worker, called an elderly man at a public meeting fat, then challenged him to a push up contest, forgot what state he was in, and confused his wife with his sister.

During his campaign for the 2020 election, the most popular President in American history said he was proud of his cocaine-addicted, adulterous son, and how could he not be? Few people indeed can make millions of dollars simply by riding on Air Force Two.

During his campaign for the 2020 election, the most popular President in American history hid in his basement while his rival toured the country relentlessly. As tens of thousands of people queued to see Donald Trump, as convoys of vehicles and flotillas of boats paraded in his support, a couple of dozen people turned out to see the most popular President in American history, a third of them belonging to his staff and security team, while a bigger crowd on the other side of the road chanted for his rival.

The most popular President in American history won more votes than his main rival, more votes than Barack Obama for his first Presidential run Joe Biden was so popular that in places, people voted for him twenty or thirty times. He was so popular, even the dead voted for him in record numbers.

The image above is a screengrab from the recent Democratic Party rally in Georgia. Joe Biden is on the podium Kamala Harris and many more heavy guns were there. Notice the narrow angle of the camera why do you think the local newsmedia framed it so, could it be they didn’t want the public to notice how few people had turned out so they don’t realise just how unpopular the most popular President in American history really is?

The three worst presidents in U.S. history

Let's recall the three worst chief executives in our country's proud history.

On Presidents’ Day 2021, let us remember the greats, yet also recall the three worst chief executives in our country’s proud history.

Jimmy Carter: (1977-1981)

Few would deny Carter’s place in infamy. I will confine myself to his time in office, although on the global stage, the Georgian has been equally detrimental to American ideals the past four decades.

One decision, considered controversial by even his ardent supporters, was the final negotiation of the Panama Canal treaties in 1977. Those treaties, which essentially transferred control of the American-built Canal to Panama, were opposed by a majority of the American public. The treaties transferred a great strategic asset — which tens of thousands died constructing — to a corrupt third-world country.

The main conflict involving our international interests came in Carter’s dealings with the Shah of Iran. Though Carter’s presidency was marked by several major crises, the Iran Hostage Crisis dominated his final year as the 39th president struggled to rescue diplomats and American citizens held hostage in Tehran, paving the way for the rise of Radical Islam.

The Shah had been a strong ally of America since World War II. He was also friendly to the Jews of Israel, an idea subsequently non-existent in Iran for more than four decades.

When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, the Shah was overthrown, and the U.S. did not intervene. In permanent exile, he was refused entry to America by the Carter administration, even on grounds of medical emergency. Nearly a year later, Washington relented and admitted the Shah. Gaining confidence, Iranian militants seized the American embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage.

The Shah died a few months later in Egypt, but the hostage crisis put Carter’s misguided policies on display for the world to see. His response was to do nothing at first. Then he attempted a rescue he closely managed, which failed. The redeeming factor in this ordeal was Carter’s crushing defeat by Ronald Reagan in the 1980 presidential election. The hostages were released on January 20, 1981 moments after Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president.

James Buchanan (1857-1861)

Slavery persisted deep into the 19th century, and more than 600,000 brave young American men lost their lives in order to abolish the cruel practice and preserve the Union. Democrat presidents ran America leading up to the beginning of hostilities in April 1861 and the worst among a bad lot was the man who preceded Abraham Lincoln and left the country in ruins, James Buchanan.

President James Buchanan/The White House

Though Buchanan’s predecessor, Franklin Pierce, was nearly as disastrous, during Buchanan’s administration the Union broke apart, and as he departed office, the only Civil War in U.S. history was 39 days away.

The country was divided in the middle of the 19th century over the serious issues of states‘ rights and slavery. Violence was everywhere, with abolitionists murdered in Kansas having their murders avenged by radicals in Virginia, and so on.

Apparently learning nothing from the failures of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act that led to this tipping point, Buchanan kept the status quo, asserting slavery should be a matter for individual states and territories to decide. Southern slaveholders, largely Democrats, approved. His opponent in the 1856 presidential election, John Fremont, the first Republican presidential candidate, argued the federal government should prevent slavery from spreading into the new western territories. Buchanan won the election, although with 19 mostly southern states and 45%, the Pennsylvanian failed to get a popular majority over Fremont and former President Millard Fillmore, candidate from the Know-Nothing party.

Buchanan decided to urge admission of the Kansas territory as a slave state, endorsing a proslavery constitution. In his inaugural address, he even encouraged the Supreme Court’s forthcoming Dred Scott decision, which denied citizenship to black people and declared Congress had no power to keep slavery out of the territories.

Republicans won the House in 1858, but every significant bill they passed fell before Southern votes in the U.S. Senate or a presidential veto. The federal government thus reached a stalemate, and sectional strife forced Democrats into Northern and Southern wings, each nominating its own presidential candidate.

When the Republicans nominated Lincoln, it was a foregone conclusion he would be elected. Buchanan hoped for diplomacy, but secessionist leaders refused compromise and advocated secession. The 15th president sat idle as the situation spiraled out of control, believing that the Constitution did not give him power to act against seceders.

In March 1861, Buchanan retired to his Pennsylvania home, where he died seven years later, leaving his successor to resolve the frightful issue facing the nation.

Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

I will avoid discussing Johnson’s foreign policy adventures rather, I will focus on his socio-economic policies, which have lasting pernicious effects. Johnson’s agenda laid the groundwork for urban (and rural) poverty still rampant today. Many contemporary historians consider LBJ a “progressive pioneer” but I see a different story.

Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President/LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton

Sworn in as our 36th president at Dallas’ Love Field in November 1963, the man who’d never been a mayor or governor was elected to a full term a year later over U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater. The Republican nominee had a good record of supporting civil rights, but the Arizonan opposed certain preferences in bills that became the Civil Rights Act. Goldwater’s vote against it ultimately led to a 44-state triumph for LBJ. Johnson benefited greatly from an expansion in leftist control over much of the press and academia, a process that continues today.

Not remembered in history textbooks was that Republicans proposed anti-lynching legislation for decades, reflecting back to Civil War times when Democrats had been involved in this horrific act. The legislation passed the House but was killed by the Democrat-controlled Senate and finally passed in 1939. A young Texas congressman named Johnson continuously opposed anti-lynching legislation.

  • In 1956, Democrats expressed their opposition to the desegregation decision of Brown v. Board of Education in the Southern Manifesto. One hundred members of Congress, all Democrats, signed the document.
  • In 1957, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower authored a Civil Rights Bill, hoping to repair damage done to civil rights for nearly a century. Senate Democrats blocked passage of the bill.

But following the JFK assassination:

  • Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law originally authored by Eisenhower in 1957. Democrats filibustered the bill. Once the filibuster was overcome, a larger percentage of Republicans voted for passage than did Democrats.
  • In 1965, Congress passed, and Johnson signed into law, the Voting Rights Act of 1964. This bill also enjoyed support from a greater percentage of Republicans than Democrats. Now president, Johnson gets credit for legislation authored by Republicans designed to undo a century of damage by Democrats.

At this point, the media and academia began using information control to engineer a massive electoral shift. Blacks, once exclusively Republican, began voting Democrat in numbers greater than 90 percent.

The actual consequences of Johnson’s “Great Society” discouraged initiative, encouraged a psychology of victimhood, while creating a permanent dependency class.

Until 1965, almost 80% of black households had both a mother and a father in the home, on par with white families. After 1965 (the year Democrats stopped oppressing blacks and started “helping” them with a “War on Poverty”), the presence of black fathers in the home began a precipitous decline today, the American black out-of-wedlock birthrate is over 70% and it’s growing across all races.

Unlike the New Deal, the Great Society emerged in a period of prosperity. Johnson presented his goals in a speech at the uber-liberal University of Michigan in 1964. Having little faith in their common man, the do-gooders loved its “demand to end poverty and racial injustice.” Criticism by conservatives of the programs’ ineffectiveness and creation of an underclass of citizens have been proven correct.

For the incalculable damage done by his policies, even ignoring the Vietnam adventure, LBJ goes down as one of our three worst presidents.

Honorable mention to President Woodrow Wilson for his bigotry and aggressive statism, unconstrained by limiting principles this progressivism was, of course, unsustainable and naively utopian.

I’ll refrain on former Presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump and the current authoritarian-in-chief, as it takes around two post-presidential decades for complete observations. President George W. Bush’s legacy is only now slowly coming into focus.

While I prefer we celebrate and venerate only the best presidents, it’s worth recapping men who hurt this country while in office.

Most Popular Presidents in U.S. History

1 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt . read more.

The Bush Administration damaged the state of America. Therefore, re-electing the Republican Party felt like a fatal consequence. Mccain himself remained pro-war and shared similar views to Bush while the rest of the Americans were heavily opposed to it. Sarah Palin as well was the reason why everyone turned against the Mccain. Obama's mission to recover America sought out to be challenging but eventually, the economy remained stable all thanks to his policies and his approach. The war in the Middle East was still a dent to his presidency because it was still ongoing but he ordered the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, a terrorist working underground and responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Obama is truly a compassionate man who cares for all Americans. He is the modern President who I admire but is far from perfect.

Barack Obama is such a real leader for USA. He is a good man for all over the world just not for USA.He always want peace everywhere.

This President had to face one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the nation. In addition, the opposition party declared that this President would not get any help from the opposition party. This President had this nation number one enemy captured, where his predecessors could not accomplish. This President got a health bill through congress without the help of the opposition party. It is unfortunate that this country is still listening to the wrong parts of the citizens who do not want equity and harmony in this country. President Obama has performed without the opposition being able to hurt him.

He was faced with a difficult challenge to put this country back on its feet and I felt he could do the job! Mission accomplished.

2 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States in its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was born in Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. . read more.

Hahaaahahaaha! Why is Barack Obama #1? No one likes him and it's not because he's black so anyone who says that I'm racist needs to get a grip of reality and understand that most people don't care about your skin color and they just don't like your personality, sorry. Abraham Lincoln is the person we should look up to for ending racism, not some guy who just happened to be black! Saying that white people who are republicans and don't like Obama are racist, that itself is racist! If we were black you wouldn't be saying that! If only your great great grandparents (if they were slaves) were here now. They'd be thankful that their descendants have all of the equality that they do. They'd be way more thankful for Abraham Lincoln than Barack Obama.

My question is why the hell is BARACK OBAMA before the man who freed the slaves, kept the union together, and gave all men the right to vote. Barack Obama, had Benghazi, may have been born in another country (don't even get me started on how that is racist. If George bush was born in France we would still have a problem) spied on millions of Americans, and let ISIS take over Syria and Iraq.

Obama is only higher because he is recent Lincoln will be remembered far more than Obama should be number 1 and Washington number 2

I really like Lincoln, he was my favorite president. He was not perfect at everything but he tried his best his whole life. I couldn't believe he was killed

3 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban . read more.

John F. Kennedy has the highest approval rating in Presidential History. He was a young, handsome and endearing leader who supported the Civil Rights Movement and Expanded the Space Race by sending the First Man on the Moon. This guy despite only serving two years into his first term due to being assassinated. He is an inspiration to many and to the Americans. Kennedy was all about the freedom and the only Democratic President who Republicans admired a lot. He was basically the Lincoln of the 60s. He cracked down on how taxpayer money was sent, especially after being in a phone call over furniture. Conspiraces still arise as no one knows who really did assassinate the 35th President of the United States.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy knew there were conspiracies within the US government. He was on his way to exposing them. That is why this wonderful man was taken from us so early. As was his brother Bobby whose intentions were the same. To expose the corrupted politicians that sought to destroy our country. He had great dreams for the US, dreams his son wanted to go forth with and yet again he was taken also. There will never be another like JFK.

He was a all American man with a normal family and was a wonderful presdient. He was a great father and a leader. he was a man that loved his country and done what was best for his people.. His life was taken way to short he had a lot more things he would and could of done a true American hero taken.

Was fairly unpopular when he was alive, and the reality is that he was president for only about a thousand days, and had not accomplished much with the exception of a nice showdown over missiles in Cuba.He has been idealized due to his assassination while still young and good-looking, and his murder marked a major

4 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

Worst President in US History. People who support him are uninformed. The facts=
1) Tripled US debt while crippling the borders and outsourcing US manfacturing
2) Doubled crime and poverty while neglecting infra structure for "Star Wars"
3) Took US wealth out of middle class and created elite "1%" with Reaganomics
4) Destroyed education and social safety net with budget cuts resulting in modern standing worldwide in math, science, healthcare, and social mobility
5) De-regulated big banks and industry resulting in stock market crashes in '87 and '99 and the big one in 2009. By contrast FDR policy allowed ONE crash from '32-'82.

He was the greatest president since Carter. so not great. In fact, he was one of the worst world leaders of all time. I know I'm going to get people saying, "No, he was a great president, you belong in an asylum," but I find increasing the debt of a nation, bribing terrorists with weapons, and disregarding a disease because your a homophobic jackass to make someone a pretty terrible human being, let alone a president.

Ronald Reagan always had America's best interest at heart. He made us proud to be Americans. Creating millions of jobs and taking us out of the darkness that was caused by inflation and infighting. The word's that echo in my ears still today are "tear down this wall" and so it was the Berlin wall came down. He was always so respectful of his military and so proud of them. He was a good one, better then most. Wished we had another like him.

Reagan ushered in 25 years of ecomic prosparity with his conservative policys.. Carters resession was worse than Obamas and Reagan got us out of it with real conservative policys lower taxes deregulation and smaller government. Obama is doind what Carter did times 10 and the country is suffering for it. Mark Levin is coming out with a book The Liberty Amendments. I think they could be the solution to our bloted out of control government.. We NEED to serously look at it.

5 George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Washington was the primary founding father of our nation as he led the militia and continental army into crucial battles. Once the war was won, he continued on to be the chairman of the constitutional convention and later the first and only unanimously elected president of the United States. He was considered to be a war hero and demigod among the people allowing him to have ample power to form the union. Being nonpartisan, he led the young country through its early growing pains and left it a more stable institution at the time of his retirement.

George Washington should be number 1. The only president elected unanimously. The president who refused to run for a third term when he was asked in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Without him as president even his enemies didn't think the new nation would have survived. He acted in a nonpartisan manner, for the good of the country as he was very cognizant that the world was watching the American experiment in nation building.

Commander of the Continental Army to President, he set the example for others when he first accepted the office of the Presidency, and then stepped aside for his elected successor. his resignation of his near-absolute authority is an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good and civic virtue. our Cincinnatus.

Many Presidents like George Washing, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson deserve that spot. Not Him!

6 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events . read more.

Most important president since Lincoln, steered the country through the Great Depression and into an Allied Victory in WWII. Elected to four terms was the first and only president to break with Washinton's 2-term precedent.

FDR was so popular that he was elected to four consecutive terms. His liberal policies not only helped America defeat the Nazis in WWII, but it gave us out strongest economy in history. FDR's programs from the New Deal, for example social security, are even still in widespread impacting use today. FDR wasn't only one of the best presidents ever, he was among the best leaders in the world.

He was elected 4 times, no other president has ever been elected 4 times most is 2. Since he was elected 4 times he must be an outstanding president that the people elected him that many times.

Fantastic statesman who delivered on his promises kind-hearted, optimistic, intelligent individual who was also incredibly realistic and pragmatic in difficult circumstances.

7 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the . read more.

Loves Hunting, Loves Nature. Loves Fighting, Loves The People. A Man who puts up a Republicans spirit and a Democrats Beliefs. This Man is Americana just by looking at him. Both a Veteran and Politician, he freed the common man from the snake that was monopolies, and therefore, A Great Man and President.

An incredibly tough person, who survived an assassination attempt during a campaign speech, and with the bullet lodged against his ribs, still finished up the speech before going to the hospital. A shame we have nobody like that today.

Leader who accomplished much. Panama Canal, Our national parks, building up our navy, making the United States a dominant force in the world. Was a likeable, witty person, who told it like it was.

How is Barack Obama ahead of this guy? Anyone ever heard of the Rough Riders? Anyone ever heard of Obama's second-term dictatorship?

8 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

Come on, he is the best! Scientist, atheist, smart guy who didn't involved in any shady business, participated in creation of the Bill of Rights, his quotes are inspiring till now. I could go on forever like this. He is just the best, hands off

Jeez, I hope a lot of the voters on this list are non-Americans, who can be excused for not being familiar with all of the names.
Otherwise, it reflects very poorly on our current educational system.

Wrote the Declaration of Independence and purchased the Louisiana territory.

9 Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator . read more.

This is one of the best presidents we've ever had. He was Rhode Scholar, a brilliant, eloquent, articulate, humane, compassionate, successful and well loved president and human being! wish we could have had him for unlimited amount of terms!

How this man was ever elected the second time is beyond me. One is never really two different people, moral and honest in one situation and corrupt in another. He really pulled the wool over the eyes of millions of people with his smooth talk. No this man should have never been elected the first time, and definitely never the second time. The fact that he is on this list does not speak well of the citizens of this country!

He was another charmer. I enjoyed his presidency. I felt relatively secure with him in the White house -- not as secure as with JFK (hard act to follow).. But, hindsight is 20/2 and, unfortunately, I believe he made serious mistakes such as with CAFTA and/or NAFTA, among others. I believe Hillary will have learned from his mistakes and make the best President since JFK. Here's hoping.

A talented and yet powerful president of the United States. America in the 90s went well under his presidency when the economy increased despite having flaws as well as the Lewinsky Scandal. He plays the saxophone for crying out loud! this goes to show powerful presidents with talents makes America the Best

10 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, . read more.

He's a man with the right ideas. He's not afraid to spend his wealth on things that he likes, and he's certainly not afraid to face the backlash of American society.

He doesn't play the role of the "good" or "bad" guy -- he just does his own thing and speaks his mind. He's a man who can confidently make decisions he's a man that America needs.

Presidents are not philanthropists. Presidents are human. Humans can be generous. Humans can also be selfish. Being one or the other does not make you a bad person.

However, seeing how our country is more or less made of poor, desperate people who like people who hand out free money, it's no surprise that they're against Trump and his conservative ways.

Trump is going to make us great again we been low on the totem pole for many years in many ways and we are no longer spiraling down. I like a president who talks daily to the people, continually takes abuse from all aspects of the media, does not play the role of politician like the rest of Washington and still manages to accomplish things that no one has in 70 years plus. All of Washington politicians have great benefits so why change things. They are set for life, are you? They are all afraid of a real person. And a person who wants to make change that is needed. I love the comment on Obama, he did NOTHING for me or my health
insurance. And Bill Clinton LOL he used the office that we the citizens of this country OWN for his own shall we say pleasures. Trump is a president your grandchildren should read about and because of him their future will be bright.

What? 10th? He would make america great again? look at his handling of COVID-19 and the George Floyd Protests! He threatened to kill 26 million people, Is racist (by supporting Kung Flu, that is racist in the United States), Forced people to drink bleach, Got the vaccine for the US only, Slowed down testing so we don't know who has tested positive for COVID, And, worst of all, DIDn't CARE ABOUT PEOPLE DYING FROM COVID19 AND ONLY CARED ABOUT THE US'S WEALTH!

Best president since Reagan. Not even close. Brought self respect back to the USA after Obama spent eight years making us a laughing stock.

11 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.

According to most history teachers, this great human being never even existed. No wonder today's young voters are happy with such idiots.

Eisenhower was so popular that both the Democrats and the Republicans wanted him to be their nominee in the 1952 election.

A general that always was the spokesperson for peace. A bit forgotten through the ages, but a brilliant man.

Equally famous as commander of Allied forces in WWII and president during the "prosperity" of 1950's America.

12 John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

An important founding father, and the most important in the history of Massachusetts, had a difficult presidency that led to partisan tensions throughout the country.

He wrote " May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."

13 Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1974, the only president to resign from office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator . read more.

He was a great but deeply complicated man, who had good intentions but didn't always do the right thing. His leadership and intelligence helped ease tensions with the USSR and brought China into the international community. He was a great and flawed man, but he was a man.

While Nixon is more commonly hated than any other president, he is easily the most well known. We teach children about him, constantly mock him, and his name is now synonymous for lying. There really isn't a contest here.

Again another president that didn't take the job seriously and is a disgrace to the country

Compared to the Clintons and Obama, Nixon was a Boy Scout.

14 Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.

Carter may have been one of the most despised presidents of all time, but he was one of the only genuinely good-hearted ones.

Truly a great person, I think we need another like him right now, though maybe a little more competent.

A very kind man and a good human being. No wonder he only lasted one term.

Very nice man. Thoroughly incompetent president.

15 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.

Seen her getting wasted on hootch before a major battle.

Helped restore America post civil war.

16 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively . read more.

He is a badass action hero who saved New Orleans from the Bloody Brittish. I think he owed slaves and I'm not sure he was a good President, but he was the man in 1812!

Beloved in his day, but despised now (particularly due to the Indian Removal Act).

His face is on a twenty dollar bill he should be number 4 or 5?

He made great strides for the common American citizen

17 William McKinley William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.

This guy just creeps me out and scares me kinda glad he was assassinated

18 Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of the assassination of [Abraham Lincoln]. 19 Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy. He helped many Americans with the Civil Rights Act, although many Americans . read more.

Not only did he pass the Civil and Voting Rights Acts Kennedy put into motion before his assassination, but his charisma with Congress assured him the passage of those bills. Under the Kennedy Administration, there was not enough party support for the bills but Johnson not only garnered it, he made sure they would pass. Also he passed Medicare and Medicaid, two of the most important pieces of health care legislation. He understood what the persecuted needed. He was a man who represented the minority: the discriminated, the hungry, the poor, etc.

No, in my opinion, Lyndon Johnson should be on the list for the top ten worst Presidents. Just look up pics. Of him on Google, and read the stories that go along with it and you'll see why.

I'm convinced Johnson was in on JFK's assassination

Did a lot for black peeps

20 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829 at the peak of a political career during which he served in various capacities as diplomat, United States Senator, United States Secretary of State, . read more. 21 Gerald Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.

Do you like nachos? Do you like beer? Do you like Football? Well, what don't you come to my house and drink beer and eat nachos while we watch the game!

Gerald Ford was an honest man!

22 Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. 23 William Howard Taft William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.

William Taft is famous for getting stuck in the bath tub. His wife planted the cherry trees in Washington DC. Japan gave them to her as a gift. Taft worked in all three branches of government. He's the best president and the cutest and the nicest.

Taft was my favorite president and he didn't really get stuck in the bathtub.

Not the most popular president ever, but definitely the sexiest.

People always talk about how he got stuck in the bathtub. But at least he increased the bathtub’s size.

24 John Tyler John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was also, briefly, the tenth Vice President, elected to that office on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison.

A President I know nothing about, but he sounds like a jerk.

Why is Tyler on this list?
He was a bad president!

25 James Monroe James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

Although, economic panic took place under his administration, James Monroe continued to be a popular leader as he had an ear for popular opinion.

When a secret president ran the country

Woodrow Wilson may have been one of our hardest-working chief executives and by the fall of 1919, he looked it.

For most of the six months between late Dec. 1918 and June 1919, our 28th president was in Europe negotiating the Treaty of Versailles and planning for the nascent League of Nations, efforts for which he was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize (an award he did not officially receive until 1920). Back home, however, the ratification of the treaty met with mixed public support and strong opposition from Republican senators, led by Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Mass.), as well as Irish Catholic Democrats. As the summer progressed, President Wilson worried that defeat was in the air.

Bone-tired but determined to wage peace, on Sept. 3, 1919, Woodrow Wilson embarked on a national speaking tour across the United States so that he could make his case directly to the American people. For the next three and a half weeks, the president, his wife Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, assorted aides, servants, cooks, Secret Service men and members of the press rode the rails. The presidential train car, quaintly named the Mayflower, served as a rolling White House. Also joining the party was the president’s personal physician, Cary T. Grayson, who had grave concerns over his patient’s health.

Not that Woodrow Wilson was the picture of health before beginning this grueling crusade.

When Wilson took office, the famed physician and part-time novelist Silas Weir Mitchell ominously predicted that the president would never complete his first term. Dr. Weir was wrong on that prognosis even though Dr. Grayson did fret aloud and often about the Wilson’s tendency to overwork.

For example, while negotiating with European leaders on arriving at an equitable peace to end “the Great War,” Wilson worked incessantly, eliminating all the exercise, entertainment and relaxation sessions from his schedule. And like tens of millions of other people during the worst pandemic in human history, the American president succumbed to a terrible case of influenza in early April of 1919.

All during September of 1919, as the presidential train traveled across the Midwest, into the Great Plains states, over the Rockies into the Pacific Northwest and then down the West Coast before turning back East, the president became thinner, paler and ever more frail. He lost his appetite, his asthma grew worse and he complained of unrelenting headaches.

Unfortunately, Woodrow Wilson refused to listen to his body.

He had too much important work to do. Combining his considerable skills as a professor, scholar of history, political science and government, orator and politician, he threw himself into the task of convincing the skeptics and preaching to the choir on the importance of ratifying the treaty and joining the League of Nations. At many of the “whistle stops,” vociferous critics heckled and shouted down his proposals. In the Senate, his political opponents criticized Wilson’s diplomacy, complained that the treaty reduced the Congress’s power to declare war, and ultimately voted the treaty down.

Late on the evening of Sept. 25, 1919, after speaking in Pueblo, Colorado, Edith discovered Woodrow in a profound state of illness his facial muscles were twitching uncontrollably and he was experiencing severe nausea. Earlier in the day, he complained of a splitting headache.

Six weeks after the event, Dr. Grayson told a journalist that he had noted a “curious drag or looseness at the left side of [Wilson’s] mouth — a sign of danger that could no longer be obscured.” In retrospect, this event may have been a transient ischemic attack (TIA), the medical term for a brief loss of blood flow to the brain, or “mini-stroke,” which can be a harbinger for a much worse cerebrovascular event to follow — in other words, a full-fledged stroke.

On Sept. 26, the president’s private secretary, Joseph Tumulty, announced that the rest of the speaking tour had been canceled because the president was suffering from “a nervous reaction in his digestive organs.” The Mayflower sped directly back to Washington’s Union Station. Upon arrival, on Sept. 28, the president appeared ill but was able to walk on his own accord through the station. He tipped his hat to awaiting crowd, shook the hands of a few of the people along the track’s platform, and was whisked away to the White House for an enforced period of rest and examination by a battery of doctors.

Everything changed on the morning of Oct. 2, 1919. According to some accounts, the president awoke to find his left hand numb to sensation before falling into unconsciousness. In other versions, Wilson had his stroke on the way to the bathroom and fell to the floor with Edith dragging him back into bed. However those events transpired, immediately after the president’s collapse, Mrs. Wilson discretely phoned down to the White House chief usher, Ike Hoover and told him to “please get Dr. Grayson, the president is very sick.”

Grayson quickly arrived. Ten minutes later, he emerged from the presidential bedroom and the doctor’s diagnosis was terrible: “My God, the president is paralyzed,” Grayson declared.

President Woodrow Wilson, seated at desk with his wife, Edith Bolling Galt, standing at his side. First posed picture after Mr. Wilson’s illness, White House, June 1920. Courtesy the Library of Congress

Protective of both her husband’s reputation and power, Edith shielded Woodrow from interlopers and embarked on a bedside government that essentially excluded Wilson’s staff, the Cabinet and the Congress. During a perfunctory meeting the president held with Sen. Gilbert Hitchcock (D-Neb.) and Albert Fall (R-N.M.) on Dec. 5, he and Edith even tried to hide the extent of his paralysis by keeping his left side covered with a blanket. Sen. Fall, who was one of the president’s most formidable political foes told Wilson, “I hope you will consider me sincere. I have been praying for you, Sir.” Edith later recalled that Woodrow was, at least, well enough to jest, “Which way, Senator?” A great story, perhaps, but Wilson’s biographer, John Milton Cooper, Jr. doubts its veracity and notes that neither Edith nor Dr. Grayson recorded such a clever rejoinder in their written memoranda from that day.

By February of 1920, news of the president’s stroke began to be reported in the press. Nevertheless, the full details of Woodrow Wilson’s disability, and his wife’s management of his affairs, were not entirely understood by the American public at the time.

What remained problematic was that in 1919 there did not yet exist clear constitutional guidelines of what to do, in terms of the transfer of presidential power, when severe illness struck the chief executive. What the U.S. Constitution’s Article II, Section 1, Clause 6 on presidential succession does state is as follows:

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

But Wilson, of course, was not dead and not willing to resign because of inability. As a result, Vice President Thomas Marshall refused to assume the presidency unless the Congress passed a resolution that the office was, in fact, vacant, and only after Mrs. Wilson and Dr. Grayson certified in writing, using the language spelled out by the Constitution, of the president’s “inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office.” Such resolutions never came.

In fact, it was not until 1967 that the 25th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, which provides a more specific means of transfer of power when a president dies or is disabled. Parenthetically, many presidential health scholars continue to argue that even the 25th Amendment is not clear enough in terms of presidential succession and needs revision, especially in the face of 21st century medicine and the increased chances of surviving major illnesses with severe and impairing disabilities.

For the remainder of her life, Edith Wilson steadfastly insisted that her husband performed all of his presidential duties after his stroke. As she later declared in her 1938 autobiography, “My Memoir”:

So began my stewardship, I studied every paper, sent from the different Secretaries or Senators, and tried to digest and present in tabloid form the things that, despite my vigilance, had to go to the President. I, myself, never made a single decision regarding the disposition of public affairs. The only decision that was mine was what was important and what was not, and the very important decision of when to present matters to my husband.

Over the last century, historians have continued to dig into the proceedings of the Wilson administration and it has become clear that Edith Wilson acted as much more than a mere “steward.” She was, essentially, the nation’s chief executive until her husband’s second term concluded in March of 1921. Nearly three years later, Woodrow Wilson died in his Washington, D.C., home, at 2340 S Street, NW, at 11:15 AM on Sunday, Feb. 3, 1924.

According to the Feb. 4 issue of The New York Times, the former president uttered his last sentence on Friday, Feb. 1: “I am a broken piece of machinery. When the machinery is broken — I am ready.” And on Saturday, Feb. 2, he spoke his last word: Edith.

As we look forward to the presidential campaign of 2016, it seems appropriate to recall that Oct. 2, 1919, may well mark the first time in American history a woman became de-facto president of the United States, even if Edith Wilson never officially held the post. Indeed, the prolonged blockage of blood flow to his brain changed more than the course of Woodrow Wilson’s life it changed the course of history.

Left: As we look forward to the presidential campaign of 2016, it seems appropriate to recall that Oct. 2, 1919, may well mark the first time in American history a woman became de-facto president of the United States. Painting by Frank Graham Cootes, via Wikimedia Commons

What do presidents do to make such a bad impression?

Both in the rankings from Siena College and the private, non-profit cable TV channel C-Span, the same presidents traditionally always appear at the bottom: Harding, Buchanan, and Johnson.

Harding was the first president of the decade known as the "The Roaring Twenties". These were particularly lively years for his cronies and his subordinates, who, taking advantage of the Republican president's fondness for poker and fleeting romances, squeezed the public office for their own benefit until they were no longer able to.

"I am not fit for this office and should never have been here," Harding said in a moment of lucidity. He died of natural causes before completing his term.

Andrew Johnson is often blamed for marring the legacy of his predecessor during the era known as Reconstruction that followed the US Civil War (1861-1865). It is often argued that his opposition to those in Congress who sought to guarantee the rights of the newly freed former slaves helped to establish a regime of segregation and submission of the African American population in the defeated Confederate states. And, if that weren't enough, he was the first president to be impeached.

James Buchanan, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, is vilified for his failure to oppose the extension of slavery to the new states that were created with the country's expansion westward and for standing idly while rebellion brewed in the South, which finally broke out with the election of Lincoln.

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