The United States of America has produced some of the finest leaders in its history which have driven America towards being“The Most Powerful Nation of the World.”America has witnessed many great presidents. Among them here is our pick of the top 10 US Presidents:
10. James Madison
As the Fourth President of the United States, he served the country from 1809 to 1817.
He is known for reviving the constitution and the Bill of Rights through the Federalist papers, and also for the role he played in establishing the Democratic-Republican Party. He is known to adhere strictly to the constitutional laws, and owing to his role in promoting the US Constitution, he is rightly known as “The Father of the Constitution.”
9. Dwight D. Eisenhower
As the 34th President of the United States, he was in office from 1953-1961.
He is known to be America’s greatest military commander, he was popular as a commander of Operation “Overlord” during World war II. He is best known for his policies towards social security, ending the Korean war, and particular emphasis on nuclear strength. He did emerge as one of the strongest leaders of American history.
8. Woodrow Wilson
Wilson was the President from 1913-1921 and was the 28th President of the United States.
He is known to have passed the Federal Reserve Act which led to the formation of the Federal Reserve and pioneered a movement for women’s suffrage. He is known to have led the Statesto enter into World War I, and also sponsored the League of Nations. He was rightly one of the most admired US Presidents.
7. John F. Kennedy
The 35th President of the United States, John F.Kennedy was in office from 1961 till he was assassinated in 1963. He was the youngest elected President of America.
He is remembered as America’s most charismatic president. It was during his term that the United States tried to reach to the Moon. He is most famously known for the most important tax reforms, which brought the country out of the recession. The “Peace Corps,” which aimed at helping the other nations of the world in terms of education, health, farming, etc. was pioneered by JFK as he was popularly known. In his short term, he also helped in avoiding a nuclear war and helped develop Latin America. It was him who established the equal pay act which ended wage disparity on the basis of gender.
The much loved and respected President was alas assassinated on 22ndNovember 1963 in Dallas, Texas!
6. Theodore Roosevelt
He became the 26th President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909, and was the first ever American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
He is best remembered for his efforts to strengthen the US Navy, construction of the Panama Canal, and his work towards conservation of various plant and animal species. He is also credited to pass the Pure Food and Drug Act, which banned the unhealthy food from getting circulated.
5. Ronald Reagan
The 40th President of the United States of Americawas in office from 1981-1989. He assumed office for two terms as president.
He is most famously known for pioneering the Reagan Revolution. The program aimed at changing the attitude of the people in their outlook towards the nation, and to defend the country against the Soviet Union. The president is also remembered for his work against communism. It is during his time that the most powerful nation of the world experienced a ninety- six-month long economic growth.
His was an era where America saw a revived confidence in itself by rediscovering its true values, and the country got truly “Reaganized”!
4. Harry Truman
As the 33rd President of the United States, Truman assumed office from 1945-1953.
The then Vice President, Harry Truman assumed office after the death of the then President, Franklin Roosevelt. He is well known for his fight against communism, leading America into the Korean war, and also for the Cold war against Soviet communism. His era as the President is known to be the one where America experienced economic growth. He is till date remembered for his Marshall plan: the plan which brought about economic prosperity in Western Europe after it suffered great loss from World War II.
3. Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
A true advocate of Democracy, Jefferson is known to have reduced the debt by slashing the national budget and expenditures on the Army and Navy. Known to have played a leading role in America’s development, Jefferson is much remembered for his contribution to the Lousiana purchase, fighting against the Barbaric pirates. Jefferson supported the constitution to a great extent and served two consecutive terms as the president.
2. George Washington
George Washington served as the first President of the United States. He served two terms as the president from 1789-1797. He became the leader of the nation at the time when the country most needed him.
The “Cabinet System”, the “Inaugural Address”, and the title “Mr. President” are a few things initiated by him, and are still practiced by the US presidents. His major contribution includes the constitutional amendments he brought forward through the “Bill Of Rights”. The Naval act signed by him in 1794 laid the foundation of the present day-US Navy.
The first and only president who was unanimously voted by the electorate, George Washington is surely amongst the greatest presidents the country has ever had!
1. Abraham Lincoln
The 16th President of the United States served the country from 1861 to 1865. He has been unanimously voted on all the platforms as the best president the country has ever had.
He became the president at the time when nothing was in favor of the nation. He is best remembered as a pioneer for driving a campaign to end slavery and for the efforts he put forth to preserve the Union. At the time of his presidency, there were seven slave states which had left the Union. The civil war which then followed for four consecutive years, not only left the Union more united and stronger than ever but gave rise to a movement which would eventually put an end to the practice of slavery.
Known for his leadership skills who acted “with malice towards none”, Abraham Lincoln was alas assassinated, in April 1865.
The country had other great Presidents too. Had it not been for these outstanding leaders, America would not have demanded the same respect as it does today from other countries of the world!