Ranking of presidents by popularity
The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America’s Best--and Worst--Chief Executives by Brian LambAn interesting review of all 44 of the American Presidents, ranking them in order of first to last (Trump has not been in office long enough to be given a rating).
Each president is given a chapter, and the information compiled by C-SPAN. The ratings were given by a team of 91 presidential historians. The ratings were based on a set of ten qualities of presidential leadership. They were: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, vision/setting an agenda, pursued equal justice for all, and performance within the context of the times.
I was not surprised by the top ten presidents. I mean, how can you go wrong in selecting giants such as Lincoln, Washington, or the Roosevelts? Nor was I shocked to see the bottom of the barrel, including James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, or Millard Fillmore. What was interesting were those presidents in the middle, and why they were ranked there.
Each chapter has great tidbits about the presidents, items on their early years, their beliefs, their quirks, and the people they selected to help them run the country.
I believe that this book would be a great one for anybody interested in our history. Rather than read 44 books on each one of the presidents, one could read this and get a good background on each one. I especially could see this book being used in a upper year high school civics class, or an introductory college level class. The high school teacher could assign a chapter to each student, and have them give a report to the rest of the class. So much better than they could get from Wikipedia!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will be referring to it in the future.
United States presidential approval rating
And President Trump? His Oval Office predecessor, Barack Obama, shot into the Top 10, up from 18th in the previous survey. Ulysses S. The biggest declines were for Bill Clinton, arguably the result of contemporary scorn for his treatment of women, and Andrew Jackson, for evolving attitudes on his treatment of Native Americans. On partisan-votes lines, Democrats ranked Ronald Reagan nine places lower than Republicans, while Democrats place Obama 10 places higher.
Nearly political science scholars ranked American presidents on a scale from , or "failure" to "great.".
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Over the years various surveys have tried to determine the best and the worst of the American presidents. It all began in when the eminent historian Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. - The survey is released after a sitting president's term, so C-SPAN will likely include current President Donald Trump in the ranking only after he leaves office.
Also did nothing to prevent the Civil War, which led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people. Franklin Pierce — Remembered for 1. Andrew Jackson — Slave trader. Slaughterer of Native Americans. William Henry Harrison — Died after 31 days in office.