Top 10 Greatest U.S. Presidents

1. Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1861-1865

Political Views: Republican Party

Religious Views: Spiritual

Vice President(s): Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865), Andrew Johnson (1865-1865)

Previous Occupation: State Representative of Kentucky

Strongest Points:

1. Pursued equal justice for all, as he abolished slavery by leading the Union Army to victory against The Confederates in The Civil War, letting all African American‘s free from enslavement – as he understood that we are all created equal.

2. Outstanding crisis leadership, as he stood out on the front lines and battle fields during The Civil War unarmed, and even after multiple assassination attempts by evil slave owners that wanted to keep brutalizing black people – he walked around town alone, displaying his ability to be brave in the worst of times, give hope to the people, and lead them out of such an awful crisis.

3. Administrative skills and setting an agenda, as he surrounded himself with people who thought differently, because he could handle a different perspective – and that is always needed in a President. He liked hearing different insights that pertained to decision making, and his acceptance of constructive criticism helped him achieve his success of winning The Civil War, abolishing slavery, signing The Emancipation Proclamation, walking around the front lines and battle fields completely unarmed, & uniting the people that were for freedom during times of crisis – as he also bared great public persuasion skills, and had made numerous inspiring speeches that motivated people during dark times. Most notably, the awe-inspiring Gettysburg Address.

Weakest Points:

1. Relations with congress, as he didn’t break apart and take to court the corrupt individuals working there who not only had too much power over the decision making in the lives of the citizens – but began later helping steel factory companies enforce cheap labor on their workers. But Lincoln couldn’t see into the future, so there is no way he possibly could’ve cared about it – as at the time it wasn’t really an issue – unlike owning people and brutalizing them. He was busy guiding America throughout the biggest political and constitutional crisis we would ever see.

2. George Washington (1st U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1789-1797

Political Views: Independent

Religious Views: Episcopalian

Vice President(s): John Adams (1789-1797)

Previous Occupation: General in the American Revolution

Strongest Points:

1. His strong economic management, as he brought jobs to all of the American people and made all the tax breaks necessary for the economy to take off and boom.

2. His major role in the founding and birthing of America, as he led us to victory against Britain as commanding Army general in The Revolutionary War so that we could be free.

3. Laying down the foundation of America’s laws, how congress will work, who will be in charge of what, and how state laws and different government positions would function. He laid down everything American presidency should be after his rejection of the position of king, by setting down the ground rules of good public persuasion, uniting the states, uniting the people, making the budget cuts necessary so there is a chicken in every pot, & surrounding yourself with free-thinkers who have different views and different perspectives. Washington and Lincoln’s performance of context within the times – was better than any other president America has had. Washington also had great public persuasion skills, as he is the only President to have won every single state. And after being asked to appointed king by America, he said that’s not what we fought for. Not many would have the courage to turn down the position of king.

Weakest Points:

1. Pursued equal justice for all, as he ignored the slavery problem and didn’t speak out about the way innocent African American’s had been brutalized. While Washington is the only slave owning President to free all his slaves, he didn’t free the many others people had owned – and instead let them continue to suffer, as did everyone before Lincoln.

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1933-1945

Political Views: Democratic Party

Religious Views: Episcopalian

Vice President(s): John Nance Garner (1933-1941), Henry A. Wallace (1941-1945), Harry S. Truman (1945-1945)

Previous Occupation: Governor of New York

Strongest Points:

1. His economic management post-Great Depression, as he brought jobs to the people after what at the time was the worst recession in American history – with a series of programs for economic recovery called The New Deal, that had invented social security and reformed the banking system, and rebuilt and brought back the economy – giving jobs to all the millions of unemployed citizens, reviving and bringing back all of the bankrupt businesses – defeating the 24.6% unemployment rate after 10 years.

2. His exceptional skills in handling international situations, as he knew exactly when America should’ve gotten involved in WWII – and all the moves we needed to make in order to be successful.

3. His public persuasion skills, as he was genuine, honest, & likable – and he united the states and the people during times of crisis.

Weakest Points:

1. Relations with congress, as he achieved little success in removing the corrupt legislators that desired too much control and wanted to enforce unconstitutional laws – and ignoring the issue later made it progress to the point there was a war on drugs in the 60’s and 70’s, as people ignored border control and didn’t take the individuals in congress that helped push illegal drugs to court.

4. Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1901-1909

Political Views: Republican Party

Religious Views: Presbyterian

Vice President(s): Charles W. Fairbanks (1905-1909)

Previous Occupation: Vice President of The United States of America

Strongest Points:

1. Relations with congress, as he stood up and broke apart all of the steel factories and cooperations that were enforcing cheap labor on their workers, brutalizing them with 7 day work weeks, 12 hours a day. He knew exactly how to conquer and defeat them once and for all, as he took them to court and played monopoly. He was a bright mind and great leader who knew how to get the job done, freeing those workers from cheap labor once and for all – busting up not only the corrupt companies, but the corrupt individuals in congress that helped enforce that horrible cheap labor.

2. Outstanding public persuasion skills, as he united the states and people during dark times – while democrats and republicans alike had voted for him due to his open mind and respect for opposing candidates and different points of view.

3. Phenomenal crisis leadership, as he walked around town alone representing his extreme bravery in times it was most difficult to be brave like Lincoln. Even after an assassination attempt by a bullet to the chest from a factory owner that wanted to keep enforcing cheap labor nearly killed him – he still walked around without fear demonstrating and giving hope to the people.

Weakest Points:

1. Having heedlessness concerning his men as a rough rider during The Spanish-American War, and due to a lot of the rash decisions he made – he costed many rough rider’s their lives. And as President, he should’ve spoken about women’s rights as they had been terribly oppressed and could not vote or drive.

5. Harry S. Truman (33rd U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1945-1953

Political Views: Democratic Party

Religious Views: Protestant

Vice President(s) Alben W. Barkley (1949-1953)

Previous Occupation: Vice President of The United States of America

Strongest Points:

1. International situations, as he led America to victory in WWII by dropping an atomic bomb on Japan – forcing them to surrender, and ending the war for good. He took all the steps necessary in order for us to be successful during the war’s final stages.

2. Public persuasion skills, as he was charismatic and united individuals on both sides during hard times.

3. His phenomenal economic management by continuing down the road of FDR’s economic policies, as Truman invented the term “chicken in every pot” – which means there will be jobs for all and food on the table for your families. And sure enough, there was!

Weakest Points:

1. Lack of a more planned out presidential agenda, as he was inaugurated out of the blue after FDR had died during his fourth term – and he didn’t have a solid plan set out for building an administration. While Teddy Roosevelt was also inaugurated out of the blue after the assassination of William McKinley, Roosevelt had better vision setting than Truman and had the agenda of taking down the horrible steel factory companies and individuals in congress breaking the labor laws long before he took office. Theodore was chosen by the party to serve as McKinley’s VP because of his rough and tumble leadership as a rough rider in The Spanish-American War, and because he was so conservative. The original idea of the Republican Party and President McKiney was to keep Roosevelt silent, but as I stated before – he had big plans to move the country forward long before taking office.

6. Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1913-1921

Political Views: Democratic Party

Religious Views: Presbyterian

Vice President(s): Thomas Marshall (1913-1921)

Previous Occupation: Governor of New Jersey

Strongest Points:

1. Pursued equal justice for all, as he stood up and said it was wrong how women couldn’t vote or drive – as he understood that we are all created equal, and that women need equal rights. So, he proposed multiple bills protecting their rights after years of them being oppressed – because no President before him had addressed the issue.

2. Administrative skills, as he surrounded himself with independent free thinkers and contemplated perspectives from all sides. He kept an open mind at all times, and never inappropriately trashed opposing candidates – as he had a great vision and agenda.

3. International situations, as he led America to victory in WWI – and he knew all the steps that needed to be taken in order to be successful. Like FDR, he knew exactly when to get involved – and he sent the declaration of war at just the right time.

Weakest Points:

1. Having poor communication skills to the people, as he didn’t properly inform them about The Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 – which had resulted in the death of many. He inappropriately addressed it, and should’ve spoken up more about it. Or done more research to inform the people, as he just should have handled it more aggressively.

7. Ronald Reagan (40th U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1981-1989

Political Views: Republican Party

Religious Views: Presbyterian

Vice President(s): George H.W. Bush (1981-1989)

Previous Occupation: Governor of California

Strongest Points:

1. Outstanding public persuasion, as he was funny and likable and united republicans and democrats alike in times of crisis – winning 49/50 states, and even prior to that – became governor of a liberal state as a conservative, because everybody liked him as he was kind to everyone, expressed different views in a civil and sophisticated manner, and united the people.

2. Administrative skills, as he surrounded himself with other different thinkers who had different perspectives – and his ability to contemplate a different point of view played a major role in the decisions he made to moving the country forward. And he knew that it wasn’t the fault of either side, but the fault of the politicians for wanting to argue with each other – rather than come up with solutions to the problems at hand. He was always kind to his opponents, made funny jokes, & united democrats and republicans alike.

3. Economic management, as he brought up a booming economy after a bad recession, gave jobs to all of the unemployed, and cut unnecessary taxes -all during his first term. Most notable economic management decisions include lowering the income tax with The Economic Recovery Act of 1981, and The Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Weakest Points:

1. Pursued equal justice for all, as he ignored the way gay people were being treated and discriminated against. Despite doing an exceptional job educating America about the AIDS epidemic, as Reagan had great communication skills to the people – he did little to help the victims of the disease, which had primarily effected homosexuals and drug users. And as gay people couldn’t get married and were being picked on – he didn’t address the problem or speak up about it.

8. Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1801-1809

Political Views: Democratic-Republican Party

Religious Views: Deism

Vice President(s): Aaron Burr (1801-1805), George Clinton (1805-1809)

Previous Occupation: Vice President of The United States of America

Strongest Points:

1. Expanding the country with The Louisiana Purchase, which had officially made the state a part of the country – and shipped in more jobs to the people, helping further bring up the economy, and helping Jefferson give a chicken in every pot. He also had cut and lowered unnecessary taxes to further help the economy take off, as his economic management was just excellent.

2. His major role in the founding of and birthing of America, as he was the primary author and the one who drafted The Declaration Of Independence – freeing us against The British in 1776.

3. His exceptional crisis leadership skills and bravery throughout the darkest of times, as even though he knew making a lot of the decisions he made during The Revolution, as the 1st Governor of Virginia, as Vice President, & as President – could’ve costed him his life, he made those decisions anyway for the freedom and for the sake of the people.

Weakest Points:

1. Being a hypocritical slave owner that didn’t address the problem of owning people.

9. Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1953-1961

Political Views: Republican Party

Religious Views: Quaker

Vice President(s): Richard Nixon (1953-1961)

Previous Occupation: Supreme Court Commander of The National Treaty Organization

Strongest Points:

1. Pursued equal justice for all, as he proposed a civil rights bill that protected the voting rights of African-American citizens – as they had been oppressed and could not exercise the right to vote in the majority of the southern states, due to various local and state laws.

2. Strong economic management, as he lowered all taxes, shipped in more jobs and supplies to the people that we had begin to run short on after the end of an awfully long war, & made things more affordable for the lower and middle class citizens.

3. Public persuasion, as he had an open mind at all times and respect for his opponents and their different points of view.

Weakest Points:

1. Relations with congress, as he didn’t remove many corrupt individuals who wanted to control too much out of there.

10. James Madison (4th U.S. President)

Presidential Term: 1809-1817

Political Views: Democratic-Republican Party

Religious Views: Anglican

Vice President(s): George Clinton (1809-1812), Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814)

Previous Occupation: Jefferson White House Secretary of State

Strongest Points:

1. International situations, as he successfully led America to victory through the war of 1812 with strong military leadership, crisis leadership, and moral authority.

2. His good vision setting and agenda, as he had a plan he was going stick with and he knew exactly who he wanted in his administration. He had an open mind and surrounded himself with independent thinkers, which helped him make a lot of the decisions he made pertaining to moving the country forward.

3. His major role in the founding and birthing of America, as he was the one to draft and write The Constitution and Bill Of Rights – protecting us from oppression from the British once and for all, & giving us the amendments and constitutional freedoms no other country would have. Madison is also often referred to and credited as – “The Father Of The Bill Of Rights”.

Weakest Points:

1. Pursued equal justice for all, as he ignored the slavery problem – and was a hypocritical owner of human beings himself. To the British, all men created equal – and as for the slaves – nobody before Lincoln knew how to handle the situation. While Madison and other presidents before Lincoln were morally and ethically against slavery, they saw it as a constitutional right at the time and because they hadn’t known anything different – they just didn’t know how to fix the problem. Madison and the rest of our Founding Father’s most certainly didn’t fear being judged for addressing the problem, as all the decisions they made leading up to freeing us from The British costed them so much, they just didn’t care that much about the issue of slavery – and were focused on defeating The British and founding America. If they had been focusing on the slavery issue, America wouldn’t have been founded, we wouldn’t have moved forward, & the country would have been dead.

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