posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 08:49 PM
I think you meant to say "Andrew Johnson" instead of Andrew Jackson, though I agree with another poster, that Jackson was a good president (not so,
I'd say, with Johnson... Reconstruction was a disaster from nearly every perspective).
Well, though I'd normally say Washington or Lincoln, to be different, I'll say Eisenhower, or perhaps Truman, because, though they had different
policies in many cases, and grew to hate each other, these two men averted nuclear war, while holding back the Soviets. Yes, JFK, Nixon and Reagan
all affected the Cold War, but, throught the late 40s and 50s, the chance of war with the USSR was at its most dangerous level. Washington and
Lincoln may have saved the USA, but the guys from Eisenhower's era averted the destruction of the human race.