Monday, February 23, 2009

Best Presidents

by Dick Mac

Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt? Can you make a list of the Presidents you think were the Five Best and Five Worst? I didn't find it easy to do. My list is at the end.

Lincoln ranked best president by historians

I very much recommend this wikipedia article. The link takes you to the middle of the installment; and the entire article is worth the read: Historical List of Best President rankings

My Top 5 (I have decided to overlook the ownership of slaves):

1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
3. George Washington
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. John F. Kennedy

My Bottom 5 (#1 = Worst):

1. George W Bush
2. Warren Harding
3. Franklin Pierce
4. Richard Nixon
5. Andrew Johnson

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