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Who was the worst president of the United States? Why?

  1. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Who was the worst president of the United States? Why?

    We have had many presidents throughout our history, which one do you think was the worst and why?

  2. Anarchos profile image59
    Anarchosposted 6 years ago


    Confiscated the gold of private citizens (guarded on our behalf at Ft. Knox). Sponsored the internment of the Japanese during World War II. Cartelized industry into "code authorities" which would set prices and wages in accordance with the State and determine how much companies would produce.

    Used the FCC to control the media and entertainment industries including a production called "Of the People, by the People, and for the People" propagandizing his first two years in office. Then mandating that public schools show the two-hour program in their civics classes.

    In general FDR encouraged the idea that individuals are nothing more than materiel for the social machine, as directed by the State. Of course, he and his cohorts ran the State and rightly so as they were so "fair" and "progressive". Every President since (Republican or Democrat) has felt and acted the same way.

    Hitler once praised FDR by saying, "Mr. Roosevelt marches straight to his objectives over Congress, lobbies, and the bureaucracy". Mussolini echoed writing, "The appeal to the decisiveness and masculine sobriety of the nation's youth, with which Roosevelt here calls his readers to battle, is reminiscent of the ways and means by which Fascism awakened the Italian people".

  3. carterchas profile image70
    carterchasposted 6 years ago

    George W. Bush.
    He had reason to go to Afghanistan, but decided to go finish off Iraq instead (without a valid reason).  Bost conflicts were still continuing when he left.

    I saw the statement about FDR.  The circumstances were a little different than G.W.B's.  Almost all of Congress supported the internment; and (even if unintentionally) Japan did conduct a sneak attack upon the U.S.A.  The U.S.A. had two very serious and real enemies in Japan and Germany (Italy, though allied with Germany was not the real threat).  The Germans were already investigating the nuclear possibility before the war started. 

    I suggest you remember the country that twelve years of Republican government left us in 1933:  Prohibition (and open gang warfare and police corruption) and the Great Depression ( with the Repubican president doing nothing to fix it).  FDR had an impossible task to perform; be glad he did it.

  4. WD Curry 111 profile image60
    WD Curry 111posted 6 years ago

    Andrew Jackson . . . bar none. He was a murderous, narcissistic, greedy, unscrupulous, lying barbarian. I am studying Seminole history in Florida. I am too busy now, but there is a hub coming on this.

  5. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    This one's easy.  It was George W Bush.  He did wrong just about everything that could have been done wrong during his administration.... AND, ...dullard that he was.....he surrounded himself with people who goaded him along and cheered for him....

    When I am King of the World, I am going to have Mr George W Bush spend EVERY DAY of the rest of his life writing out (longhand) letters of apology to the thousands of soldiers who were injured in HIS wars..... and to the FAMILIES of the soldiers who died on his watch....

    P.S.  Cheney, as long as he lasts, will be given the same assignment......

  6. cprice75 profile image89
    cprice75posted 6 years ago

    When thinking of the worst president in US history, many Americans think about the recent past and name George W. Bush or Barack Obama.  However, most historians look back to a run of really bad presidents around the Civil War era, with the notable exception of Abraham Lincoln.  Who do most post polls of historians and laymen name as the worst president of all time?  Note: it's not Bush, Obama, or the guy in this picture. read more