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  • George Washington

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  • Thomas Jefferson

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  • Abraham Lincoln

    19 17.76%
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    4 3.74%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    0 0%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    19 17.76%
  • John Kennedy

    1 0.93%
  • Ronald Reagan

    21 19.63%
  • Bill Clinton

    3 2.80%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    12 11.21%
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    Who has been our greatest President?[W:196]

    Who has been our greatest President?

    As President, not other times and aspects of their life.
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    George Washington, the amount of power that guy could have had and instead left it all is sign of probably the greatest president of all.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    FDR changed the nature of the Federal government. Before FDR, it ignored the suffering of the American People at the hands of capitalists. FDR changed that. He put the government on the side of the American People. He leveled the playing field and Americans thrived.
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    George Washington, the amount of power that guy could have had and instead left it all is sign of probably the greatest president of all.
    Beat me to it.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    FDR changed the nature of the Federal government. Before FDR, it ignored the suffering of the American People at the hands of capitalists. FDR changed that. He put the government on the side of the American People. He leveled the playing field and Americans thrived.
    FDR was a "great president" in the sense he accomplished is goals. he also had the most deleterious impact on America since he pissed all over the concept of a limited government. He made the government a malignancy



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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    It's really hard to pick one president on his accomplishments unless you are familiar with the majority of their Congress that they had to work with during their term. The president I picked isn't on the list provided. I chose Andrew Jackson because he hated debt and made it a deliberate policy to pay off the national debt entirely -- and succeeded in doing so. He was a Jeffersonian through and through and the smaller the government the better. Ironically he was the father of the modern Democrat party. My how things have changed.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    It's really hard to pick one president on his accomplishments unless you are familiar with the majority of their Congress that they had to work with during their term. The president I picked isn't on the list provided. I chose Andrew Jackson because he hated debt and made it a deliberate policy to pay off the national debt entirely -- and succeeded in doing so. He was a Jeffersonian through and through and the smaller the government the better. Ironically he was the father of the modern Democrat party. My how things have changed.
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    I voted Other.

    John Quincy Adams.

    One of 2 Presidents (Other was JFK) brave enough to stand against the secret societies, like the Freemasons. He also reduced the national debt by $11 million in 4 years in office from 1825 to 1829. It went from $16 million to $5 million. He was not generally considered a consequential President, as Congress often worked against many of his great plans - I blame Congress more than him though.

    Definitely by and far our most intelligent President. Learned to speak, read, and write 7 languages before the age of 10. He knew the classics like Shakespeare very well. He accompanied his father (then-future 2nd President John Adams) to France when his father along with Benjamin Franklin were Ministers to France. Same thing as Ambassadors but they had 3 instead of 1. JQA served as some kind of assistant to his father even at that early age.

    Was Ministers himself to various countries, was also a Senator, and Secretary of State. Before being President, he negotiated the Treaty of Ghent, which effectively ended the War of 1812 (in 1814), he also authored the Monroe Doctrine.

    After being President, he served in Congress from 1831 to 1848. His last (half) term in office was Abraham Lincoln's only term in office. Only man who served with both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

    Washington and Lincoln each took office 72 years apart from each other. So JQA is an important link in history.

    2 failed runs for Governor of Massachusetts in the 1830's, he got runner up status but declined to run in the runoff each time, I think.

    He was a Co-Founder of the Anti-Masonic Party.

    I think of him as the first REAL Republican President. He did at some point serve as a National Republican, and/or Independent Republican, and was also in his later years a member of the Whig Party, which is the predecessor to the Republican Party.

    While in Congress, he was a strong voice that spoke out against slavery, even defying the gag rule, which prevented members of Congress from talking about the slavery issue.

    John Quincy Adams defended the First Amendment which the gag order attacked. Effectively repealing the gag rule.

    Say what you want about his Presidency, but you cannot deny that this man did more for this country than any other U.S. President. I dare you to find a more intelligent President. Or one that was braver than him. JFK, arguably, having given his own life just to expose the illuminati.

    But, John Quincy Adams is my favorite, and for good reason.

    Here's a poll I made on him some time back.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/histor...-approval.html

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Abraham Lincoln. Ending slavery and preventing a rogue state that would've continued the barbaric practice from seceding is likely the greatest problem this nation has ever faced. Washington is also admirable in a lot of areas, but I'm not going to give the title to someone who supported slavery. The same issue arises with FDR and Japanese internment. Reagan, Clinton, and Wilson shouldn't even qualify for the top nine, let alone number one.

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    It's really hard to pick one president on his accomplishments unless you are familiar with the majority of their Congress that they had to work with during their term. The president I picked isn't on the list provided. I chose Andrew Jackson because he hated debt and made it a deliberate policy to pay off the national debt entirely -- and succeeded in doing so. He was a Jeffersonian through and through and the smaller the government the better. Ironically he was the father of the modern Democrat party. My how things have changed.
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    I think Mount Rushmore pretty much sums it up for me.
    Though I do love Eisenhower's interstates .
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