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United States Presidents-Good or Bad?

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posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 10:36 PM
This thread simply asks what you think of the Presidents of the United States. Were they good or were they bad and please give reasonable...uh... reasons for each one. If you must use a source, please try not to use Wikipedia, especially if you are giving a lesser known fact or idea, etc. Your decision doesn't have to be based solely on the presidency, you may also include other aspects of that person's life including private and public life. Actions and ideas held by that president are also of value.

1-George Washington 1789-1797

2-John Adams 1797-1801

3-Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809

4-James Madison 1809-1817

5-James Monroe 1817-1825

6-John Quincy Adams 1825-1829

7-Andrew Jackson 1829-1837

8-Martin Van Buren 1837-1841

9-William Henry Harrison 1841-1841

10-John Tyler 1841-1845

11-James K. Polk 1845-1849

12-Zachary Taylor 1849-1850

13-Millard Fillmore 1850-1853

14-Franklin Pierce 1853-1857

15-James Buchanan 1857-1861

16-Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865

17-Andrew Johnson 1865-1869

18-Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877

19-Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881

20-James A. Garfield 1881-1881

21-Chester A. Arthur 1881-1885

22-Grover Cleveland 1885-1889

23-Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893

24-Grover Cleveland 1893-1897

25-William McKinley 1897-1901

26-Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909

27-William Howard Taft 1909-1913

28-Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921

29-Warren G. Harding 1921-1923

30-Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929

31-Herbert Hoover 1929-1933

32-Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945

33-Harry S. Truman 1945-1953

34-Dwight D. Eisenhowitzer I mean Eisenhower 1953-1961

35-John F. Kennedy 1961-1963

36-Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969

37-Richard Nixon 1969-1974

38-Gerald Ford 1974-1977

39-Jimmy Carter 1977-1981

40-Ronald Reagan 1981-1989

41-George H.W. Bush 1989-1993

42-Bill Clinton 1993-2001

43-George W. Bush 2001-2009

44-Barack Obama 2009-

posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 11:39 PM
I have said this many times over the past 20 years but never on this forum. So here goes.

We have not had a President of the stature of Washington since Washington.

We have not had a President of the stature of Lincoln since Lincoln.

We have not had one of the stature of FDR since FDR.

And unfortunately, we will never have one of the stature of Reagan, ever again.

The rest of the US Presidents, the ones that I didn't mention are the also rans. Unfortunately for us, there are a lot of them.

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:25 AM
Roosevelt (FDR) was a good president as the WPA was organized in his term and it was the only federally funded program that actually helped the middle class and put post war men to work and their work still stands today.

JFK might have been a good president, but I would have rather seen his brother Robert been president.

Clinton was not a good president in my opinion as I believe he leaked a lot of information to the Chinese in order to gain good relations but it really didn't help. I think it was terrible the way his private life was invaded.

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:34 AM
Since Lincoln the only good ones were FDR and Reagan in his first term.
His second term was nappy time. The worst since Lincoln?
Wilson, Carter, Obama and Kennedy.
Nixon was bad, but not the worst.
He only got caught doing what the rest of them do.

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:37 AM
There can be no right or wrong answers, as they all depend upon your own political preferences/ penchant for leadership styles.

My favourite are:

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, JFK, Reagan (and to a certain extent Clinton).

The rest are mediocre.

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:51 AM
As was already pointed out, good / bad is subjective, however
my favorite Would be Franklin D. Roosevelt and least favorite, G.W. Bush.

FDR overcame a severe physical handicap and adversity to become one of the most powerful men on the planet. Additionally he rallied our country through a world-wide economic crisis and war. (Sound familiar?) Factoid: Only President to serve 4 terms.

GWB did more to undermine human rights, the environment, fiscal responsibility and our constitution that any POTUS prior.

Source: Somewhere in my gut.


( Edit to remove potential AF joke.)

[edit on 1-4-2009 by kinda kurious]

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:17 AM
This site will help some with a little history of each of them. Some good and some bad. My personal opinion is regardless of if they were good or bad...if any of them were against the central banking sytem then they get the thumbs up from me.

I am personally a fan of Theodore Roosevelt myself.

5. Theodore Roosevelt

1901-09 (Republican)

The youngest ever President, Roosevelt, 42, was a progressive Republican and tried to move the GOP into more radical territory. His “square deal” policies included greater regulation to protect consumers, attacks on corporate monopolies and conservationism to safeguard wildlife and the American wilderness.

In foreign policy, he oversaw a major expansion of the Navy, ordered the construction of the Panama Canal and won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War.

"Controversially reset America's compass for the 20th century." Gerard Baker, US editor.

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