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Can You Score Better Than 80% On This U.S. Presidents Quiz?

Leading the free world is a hard job! From those who shattered glass ceilings to leaders who served as war heroes to those who resigned in disgrace, there is a lot more to every single one of the United States presidents than most realize. From the American Revolution to today, get patriotic with these U.S Presidents Quiz, which may stump even the biggest history buffs!

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Who was ranked the Best President?

George Washington

Warren G. Harding

Dwight Eisenhower

Joe Biden

George Washington
George Washington is considered the best president in American history according to US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll. Not only was Washington our first executive, he also led this nation in battle, overcoming the darkest times of the Revolutionary War to establish American independence and freedom. Subscribers have a slightly different view of this, however, and also won’t agree with who these mainstream sources consider to be the second best President…

Who was ranked the 2nd Best President?

Harry Truman

Abraham Lincoln

Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

Abraham Lincoln
According to US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll, Abraham Lincoln is the second-greatest POTUS in our history. From humble beginnings in Illinois to leading the nation through the Civil War, Lincoln earned his place on the National Mall. Subscribers don’t see it that way, though…

Who was ranked the 3rd Best President?

Woodrow Wilson

John Adams

Franklin D. Roosevelt

William McKinley

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The average of centrist and liberal outlets puts Franklin D. Roosevelt as the third greatest president in US history, something subscribers strongly disagree with. FDR led the nation through the Second World War, but also massively expanded the welfare state and laid the foundation for the out of control big government we have today…

Who was ranked the 4th Best President?

Ronald Reagan

George W. Bush

James Madison

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt led America between 1901 to 1909, previously serving as VP under President William McKinley. Teddy was a larger than life man who took over after McKinley was assassinated. He accomplished huge things in fighting corruption, standing up for the American way and conserving our natural environment and comes in as the fourth best President according to an average of the rankings of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll.

Who was ranked the 5th Best President?

James K. Polk

Thomas Jefferson

Ronald Reagan

Andrew Jackson

Thomas Jefferson
As the main author of the Declaration of Independence and a genius lawyer, philosopher and gardener, Thomas Jefferson comes in as the fourth best POTUS according to US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll. He served from 1801 to 1809 and before that as VP. Subscribers see him slightly differently, but there’s no doubt that he did some remarkable things in his career, just as did the next man on the list…

Who was ranked the 6th Best President?

Harry S. Truman

Zachary Taylor

James Madison

Joe Biden

Harry S. Truman
Harry Truman is known for his decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan, leading directly to their surrender in WWII. He’s also considered the sixth best President in our history for his statesmanship and leadership during tumultuous times in America. While many may agree on Truman’s stature, not everyone will agree about who’s seventh best…

Who was ranked the 7th Best President?

James Madison

Thomas Jefferson

James Monroe

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower was our 34th POTUS, in office from 1953 to 1961. Brigadier General Eisenhower helped lead the Allied invasion of Nazi-controlled France and was a giant in post-war leadership as well as in the early foundations of NATO. He is considered the 7th best leader in our history according to US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll.

Who was ranked the 8th Best President?

Woodrow Wilson

John Adams

Ronald Reagan

Harry Truman

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan is considered the eighth best President in American history by mainstream sources. Subscribers view him even more favorably. Reagan led our nation through the end of the Cold War and brought back American pride in a big way economically and culturally. As for our 9th best president? He’s a man who’s life took a tragic turn for the worse… Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party starting in 1962, he previously served as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975 after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader.

Who was ranked the 9th Best President?

Grant Guggenheim

John F. Kennedy

William Howard Taft

Dwight Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy
JFK is considered the 9th best POTUS according to an average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll. He served from 1961 until 1963 when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. JFK is most well remembered for his leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis, where America nearly entered nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Next up is a man many people underestimated.. John Fitzgerald Kennedy often referred to by his initials as JFK or by the nickname Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office.

Who was ranked the 10th Best President?

James Madison

George W. Bush

Nathan Drake

Ronald Reagan

James Madison
According to an average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll, James Madison is ranked as the 10th best POTUS in our history. Serving from 1809 to 1817, Madison is a leading Founding Father who helped craft the American system of government including the influential Federalist Papers. The 11th best POTUS is somebody many conservatives won’t like… James Madison Jr. was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

Who was ranked the 11th Best President?

Andrew Jackson

Grover Cleveland

Bill Clinton

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson
An early globalist, Woodrow Wilson served as POTUS from 1913 to 1921. He was instrumental in involving the US in World War I and in growing the US’ global role away from America First and toward a focus on the wider world. He is considered the 11the best POTUS according to mainstream sources. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election.

Who was ranked the 12th Best President?

Ronald Reagan

James Garfield

Barack Obama

James Monroe

Barack Obama
The liberally-biased US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll see Barack Obama as the 12th best POTUS. Subscribers don’t share this opinion. Obama tarnished America’s image on the international stage and oversaw the implosion of large parts of the American economy. Who is the 13th best president? It’s not who you think… Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States. Obama previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Who was ranked the 13th Best President?

William Howard Taft

Lyndon B. Johnson

John Adams

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson
According to the average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll, the 13th best POTUS is Lyndon B. Johnson who served after the death of JFK from 1963 to 1969. This race-obsessed Democrat helped roll out the Great Society program which bloated government spending and he also helped sink America even deeper in the Vietnam War without an end in sight… Lyndon Baines Johnson often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. He had previously served as the 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963 under President John F. Kennedy, and was sworn in shortly after Kennedy’s assassination.

Who was ranked the 14th Best President?

James Monroe

Grover Cleveland

Harry Truman

Jimmy Carter

James Monroe
In the 14th slot, we find President James Monroe, who led the nation between 1817 to 1825. Monroe was a sharp diplomat and statesman who exerted American pressure on Europe and established the Monroe Doctrine to put greater US presence in the greater region during this time period. He was succeeded by John Quincy Adams… James Monroe was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

Who was ranked the 15th Best President?

Bill Clinton

James K. Polk

Lyndon B. Johnson

John Adams

John Adams
John Adams was a founding father and our second POTUS. He helped secure America’s independence from the UK and was close friends with Thomas Jefferson. Adams served from 1789 to 1979 and is considered the 15th best president by mainstream sources, although conservatives may see some of his actions such as the Alien & Sedition Act less favorably… John Adams was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801.

Who was ranked the 16th Best President?

George W. Bush

Bill Clinton

William McKinley

Dwight Eisenhower

Bill Clinton
During his two terms as President, Bill Clinton presided over a time of relative prosperity and good fortune in American history. He’s placed as the 16th best POTUS. Supporters say he was a stable force of leadership without as much polarization as today. Opponents and many subscribers point out he was a harbinger of the divisive problems, terror attacks and economic downturn that would soon be on the horizon.

Who was ranked the 17th Best President?

John Adams

James K. Polk

Woodrow Wilson

Andrew Jackson

James K. Polk
Born in a small cabin in Pineville, North Carolina, James K. Polk comes in as the 17th best POTUS according to US News and Sienna College. Between 1845 to 1849, Polk led the nation through the Mexican-American war and helped greatly expand the size of US territory. Next up we have a President who met an untimely end by an assassin’s bullet… James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was the 13th speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and ninth governor of Tennessee (1839–1841).

Who was ranked the 18th Best President?

William McKinley

Harry Truman

Bill Clinton

James Garfield

William McKinley
Coming in as the 18th best POTUS according to the average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll, is William McKinley. Born in Niles, Ohio, McKinley served from 1897 until 1901 when an assassin shot him. He later died of gangrene. He’s most remembered for protecting America’s workers, saving the gold standard and being a solid Republican leader who was taken far too soon…

Who was ranked the 19th Best President?

Andrew Jackson

John Tyler

Woodrow Wilson

James K. Polk

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson was the 7th POTUS and served from 1829 to 1837. He was a very tough man who rose his way up in the US Army and fought hard against Indian tribes. The mainstream and left view of Jackson is that he was a prejudiced bully and rank him as only the 20th best president, while conservatives and libertarians increasingly see him as a stalwart defender of liberty in the face of a corrupt ruling class.

Who was ranked the 20th Best President?

Ronald Reagan

John Adams

John Quincy Adams

Zachary Taylor

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was America’s sixth leader, serving after James Monroe from 1825 to 1829. Adams was a distinguished politician who changed parties multiple times and had a lot of influence during this time period. He was the eldest son of President John Adams. John Quincy Adams was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He previously served as the eighth United States Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825.

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