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!
Who was ranked the 25th Worst President?
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush served as our 41st President between 1989 and 1993. Before that he led the CIA, worked as America’s representative to the United Nations and was also a war hero in the Second World War. He was disliked by the left, but formed an alliance with the Reagan wing of the GOP to gain the support of many conservatives. US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll place Bush as the 25th worst POTUS in our history.
Who was ranked the 24th Worst President?
Ulysses S. Grant
The honor of 24th worst president goes to Ulysses S. Grant, who served from 1869 to 1877. Grant led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War and tried his best to get more rights for black Americans during Reconstruction. He also cracked down a lot on lobbyists and corruption. Nonetheless, US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll don’t rate Grant too highly. They’re also not big fans of the next guy, although subscribers may feel very differently…
Who was ranked the 23rd Worst President?
William Howard Taft
According to the average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll, the 23rd worst President goes to William Howard Taft. Serving from 1909 to 1913, Taft’s Republican party of the time was deeply divided but he still provided strong leadership, eventually going on to be appointed Chief Justice until his death in the spring of 1930 at age 72. Next up we have a man whose last name is the same as a major American city…
Who was ranked the 22nd Worst President?
Grover Cleveland comes in as the 22nd worst POTUS according to the average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll. He served two separate times as POTUS between 1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897. Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey and is most well known for upholding free market principles and even won over a number of pro-business Republicans to his side. The next man on this list coming in as the 21st worst POTUS was not so bipartisan…
Who was ranked the 21st Worst President?
Jimmy Carter was our 39th President from 1977 to 1981. He is considered the 21st worst POTUS according to mainstream sources, overseeing a time of slow growth and economic stagnancy. Carter did work hard on trying to bring peace between Israel and Palestine, however, a cause which ultimately failed. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. As the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter struggled to respond to formidable challenges, including a major energy crisis as well as high inflation and unemployment. In the foreign affairs arena, he reopened U.S. relations with China and made efforts to broker peace in the historic Arab-Israeli conflict, but was damaged late in his term by a hostage crisis in Iran.
Who was ranked the 20th Worst President?
Next up we have President Gerald Ford, considered the 20th worst POTUS for his poor leadership between 1974 to 1977. Ford was blamed for a very poor economy at the time and brought down the stature of the Republican party nationally due to his bad reputation, although it’s fair to say that he may not deserve all the hate that gets thrown his way… Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977.
Who was ranked the 19th Worst President?
Calvin Coolidge is rated as the 19th worst president according to the average of US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll. He led the nation from 1923 to 1929 when the stock market crashed. Coolidge was a small government conservative who especially liked to sleep and was known as “Silent Cal.”
Who was ranked the 18th Worst President?
Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren served as POTUS from 1837 to 1841. He comes in as the 18th worst executive in our history. A leading member of the Democrat party, van Buren took a lot of blame for the financial crisis called the Panic of 1937 and for his unsuccessful leadership during the Second Seminole War…Speaking of unsuccessful leadership during wartime, wait until you meet the 17th worst President in American history according to the experts…
Who was ranked the 17th Worst President?
US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll consider Joe Biden to be the 17th worst POTUS in American history. He’s presided over historic military defeats, huge inflation, a war in Ukraine and the meltdown of America’s traditional values, leading to a loss of support even within his own party. Next up at 16 is a man whose last name sounds a lot like a cartoon character… Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.
Who was ranked the 16th Worst President?
James A. Garfield
James A Garfield was born in Moreland Hills, Ohio and served a long career in Congress and as a leader in the Union Army during the Civil War before becoming President. He served as a well-respected Republican POTUS for only six months before dying at age 49 in 1881 following an infected wound from an assassination attempt. James Abram Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his death six months later, two months after he was shot by an assassin. A lawyer and Civil War general, he served nine terms in the House of Representatives and was the only sitting member of the House to be elected president.
Who was ranked the 15th Worst President?
George W. Bush
George W. Bush is considered the 15th worst POTUS according to US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll. Leading the US through the terrifying attacks of 9/11, Bush became invested in unclear war goals in Iraq and Afghanistan, ultimately bogging the nation down in heavy spending and thousands of lost lives. George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, Bush family, and son of the 41st president George H. W. Bush, he previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
Who was ranked the 14th Worst President?
Richard M. Nixon
According to the average of the US News, Siena College, C-Span and the US Presidential Greatness Poll, Richard Nixon comes in as the 14th worst POTUS. Nixon led the nation from 1969 to 1974. He was in office for the first moon landings and military actions in Vietnam and Cambodia. Despite being re-elected in 1972, Nixon resigned from office following the Watergate scandal in 1974… Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a representative and senator from California and was the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Who was ranked the 13th Worst President?
Rutherford B. Hayes
Coming up next as the 13th worst President according to the mainstream sources is Rutherford B. Hayes. Born in Delaware, Ohio, Hayes led the nation as POTUS from 1877 to 1881. He was a member of the Whig Party and later joined the Republican party… Rutherford Birchard Hayes was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Ohio.
Who was ranked the 12th Worst President?
Chester A. Arthur
Next up we have President Chester A. Arthur at number 12 worst executive in our history. Subscribers don’t necessarily feel the same, but Arthur served as POTUS from 1881 to 1885 and is generally seen as a forgettable President despite the fact that he exceeded many people’s expectations even on the opposing side of the aisle. Chester Alan Arthur was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885. Previously the 20th vice president, he succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President James A. Garfield in September 1881, two months after Garfield was shot by an assassin.
Who was ranked the 11th Worst President?
According to the mainstream view, the 11th worst POTUS is Benjamin Harrison, who served from 1889 to 1893. He served in between Grover Cleveland’s two terms and did a lot to build up the American navy, impose large tariffs and make as much money as he could for his friends and he from the swirling corruption surrounding his administration. Benjamin Harrison was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, and a great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a founding father who signed the United States Declaration of Independence.
Who was ranked the 10th Worst President?
The idea that the President is a refined and regal person wasn’t always the norm. The 10th worst POTUS according to US News, Sienna et. al. was Zachary Taylor, a no nonsense soldier who took office in 1849 and died in 1850. A massive war hero who rose to Major General in the Mexican-American war, Taylor was well-known for wearing the same scuffed up boots and taking no guff from anybody. Zachary Taylor was an American military leader who served as the 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general and becoming a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War.
Who was ranked the 9th Worst President?
Coming in at ninth worst President in the official rankings is Herbert Hoover. Leading the country from 1929 to 1933, Hoover was partly a victim of very bad timing and was blamed for the scourge of the Great Depression as it swept across the country. He was followed by FDR in 1933 and is generally remembered as an ineffective leader by mainstream sources.
Who was ranked the 8th Worst President?
Rated the 8th worst POTUS is Mr. Millard Fillmore. He led the nation from 1850 to 1953 after the death of President Taylor. Fillmore did establish some dialing down of tension on the slavery issue but is generally seen as an unmemorable and failed leader. Millard Fillmore was the 13th president of the United States, serving from 1850 to 1853, the last to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Upstate New York, Fillmore was elected as the 12th vice president in 1848, and succeeded to the presidency in July 1850 upon the death of U.S. President Zachary Taylor.
Who was ranked the 7th Worst President?
The seventh worst POTUS in US history according to US News, Sienna College and the Presidential Greatness Poll is John Tyler. This man led the country from 1841 to 1845. He is not well remembered and was a leading advocate of slavery. Tyler also didn’t get along well with many other politicians even within his own party. But he still wasn’t rated as badly as the man who comes next…
Who was ranked the 6th Worst President?
Warren G. Harding
Warren Gamaliel Harding was born in Blooming Grove, Ohio and served as POTUS from 1921 until dying in 1923. Harding was quite popular at the time, but his reputation later suffered a lot after corruption was discovered all through his administration including the Teapot Dome scandal. He comes in at 6th worst President according to the official rankings.
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