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America's Best Presidents in History

Updated on April 3, 2017

Legendary American Presidents

Ronald Reagan was a two tern President of the United States of America and also the former Governor of California.
Ronald Reagan was a two tern President of the United States of America and also the former Governor of California. | Source
Franklin Roosevelt presided over World War 2 and was a truly loved President and the only U.S. President to serve more than two terms.
Franklin Roosevelt presided over World War 2 and was a truly loved President and the only U.S. President to serve more than two terms. | Source
Bill Clinton was a controversial President but, he was very successful during his two terms in office.
Bill Clinton was a controversial President but, he was very successful during his two terms in office. | Source
John F Kennedy faced many issues in his short time in office. He was a very popular president and he is still famous 40 years after his death.
John F Kennedy faced many issues in his short time in office. He was a very popular president and he is still famous 40 years after his death. | Source

President Reagan

Ronald Reagan was born up north in Illinois on February 6, 1911. His college days were spent at Eureka College where he earned his degree a Bachelor's degree in Arts of Economics & Sociology. He originally started out in the Democratic Party then, he switched parties over to the Republican Party. In Los Angeles, in the early 30s. He started working on his acting career first in films and later on in his career, he was on television. He was the 4oth President of The United States (1981–89). Prior to that, he was the 33rd Governor of California (1967–75), and a radio, film and television actor. He passed away June 5, 2004. He served two terms but, in the first term he survived an assassination attempt.This was a scary moment for Reagan. Reagan had a take no prisoners approach and to be honest it helped to keep America safe at times. Reagan's wife, Nancy, helped launch the, Say No To Drugs, Campaign. Reagan used to be an actor which really helped him during speeches. He always sounded so impressive when he talked on the microphone. Mr. Reagan had so many achievements before he became President, that he just added that to his resume.

Some Americans did not like Ronald Reagan and some in the American public loved him. One thing is to be sure he was widely respected among the majority. Reagan had a of of critics when he decided that he was going to run for the office of Presidency. Reagan had to prove him self to several critics. During the course of his Presidency, he proved he was a great leader. Most people listened to what he had to say.

Franklin Roosevelt

Also unmistakeably known as FDR. He was our 32nd President and he is the only American President to be elected to more than two terms in office. He alongside Winston Churchill defeated Germany in World War 2 which was a major accomplishment. He is in part responsible for social security and against the Nazis in WWII. He introduced a bill called The New Deal which helped stimulate economic growth across the board. He also helped influence the creation of The United Nations and every major history scholar, ranked him as the first or second best in history. FDR contracted Polio and he was permanently paralyzed from the waist down. He fought against Polio and he helped to found The March of Dimes. He was also former Governor of New York, Assistant Secretary of The Navy and The former New York Senate. Although Clinton had his bad moments like the sex scandal, he persevered and even got reelected president. He has the highest approval rating of any President in history.

Roosevelt was a much loved and respected President who took everything seriously and it made him a great U.S. President. His stance and action regarding WW2 helped shape the public's view of him.

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John F. Kennedy

JFK was the 35th President of The United States and the first and only Catholic President. He was a US Senator from Massachusetts and also served as a Member of The US House of Representatives for Massachusetts. He was also a military commander during WWII. He is also the only President who has won a Pulitzer Prize and another amazing fact is that he is the youngest man to ever be elected at the age of forty-three. Kennedy activated military units with success during The Bay of Pigs Invasion and he won another war during The Cuban Missile Crisis. John Kennedy was assassinated during his Presidency but, will never be forgotten. John Kennedy was a true people person and accomplished a great deal in a short time. He had a calm demeanor with a steely confidence that is very rare indeed. It is sad that he went before his time because he was well on his way to becoming hands down the best President in U.S. history. He was a tireless American President who was giving his all upon his death in the turbulent 60s. He and his family were always surrounded by death. The deaths always seemed suspicious.

Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of The United States and he served two terms in office. He also served as the Governor of Arkansas and The Attorney General of Arkansas. During his presidency, economic expansion hit record numbers. Clinton is responsible for NAFTA and he also implemented "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," in the military. He passed welfare reform and he had a budget surplus during his term. His approval rating upon leaving office was very high. Clinton and his wife Hilary for that matter had law degrees and they were both very smart and Bill has A plus people skills. He traveled around the globe keeping peace with all countries which was great. Clinton had a charisma not seen since John F. Kennedy decades earlier. No matter whether you were democrat, republican, woman, man or black or white Clinton had fans everywhere.

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809 and was assassinated in 1865. He was the 16th President of the United States and was a Whig party leader and a one term member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He helped win the American Civil war, abolish slavery and modernize the American economy among other thing's. If he were not killed he would have done more but he still took this country by storm and helped mold it into a true Democracy. He made policies that seemed extreme for tye time but helped keep our country free.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Another great hub. I have learned more and more as I have gotten older just how great Ronald Reagan was. Not only was my family, namely my father, who were new to the country, able to make every mistake in the book with regards to finances and then still turn around and thrive under the Reagan administration, but he most definitely saved the U. S. from a nuclear war, which was certainly on its way when the USSR was gaining power. He was amazing!

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      Bill Russo 4 years ago from Cape Cod

      There have been 44 U.S. Presidents. I have lived through the terms of every one since number 32: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

      Rating those in my life time here are the best:

      1. FDR --- saved the U.S. from extinguishment through bankruptcy

      2. Harry Truman --- saved the whole world from Hitler

      3. Richard Nixon --- discovered China

      4. LBJ --- formed the Great Society

      5. Bill Clinton --- he was slick and coated with Teflon and I certainly would not want to have a beer with him.....but he got results.

      Reagan does not make the cut. Kennedy also is out. O'Bama (the jury is still out but so far the vote against him is 10 to 2).

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      Kevin W 4 years ago from Texas

      Nice hub Leslie.......I was around for Roosevelt or Kennedy, so in my lifetime, I would have to say Bill Clinton. You should write another hub of the worst Presidents.....Hoover, Nixon or Bush?? Lol!!