Where does Abraham Lincoln rank?

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    Several people were listing Lincoln toward the bottom of the list and I would like to hear their reasoning.
     
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    i'd rank him first.

    i'm figuring the people who rank him toward or at the bottom are still ticked off that the south lost the war.

    what do you think?
     
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    Tops, without a doubt.
     
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    He is second after George Washington. George is first cause he could have been King and instead only served 2 terms as President and refused to run again.
     
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    Lincoln was the Obama of his time. Hence all that secession stuff, then and now.
     
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    I'd have to say that he ranks very high on the list, but then much of that may simply be because history is written by the winners.

    President Lincoln is given credit for freeing the slaves (as if doing so was what he believed should be done) but from my understanding he did it more for political or more accurately military reasons.

    One thing he can be given credit for is keeping this one nation under God.

    Immie
     
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    1. washington for reasons previously cited
    2. lincoln for reasons previously cited
    3. FDR for his prosecution of ww2
    4. Ike- kept the cold war cold, interstate highways, supported the implementation of brown v. board of education and if we'd listened to him when he warned us about the military-industrial complex, we'd be a lot better off
    5. gerry ford- he pardoned nixon. it was the right thing for the country at the time, it cost him any chance at being elected in his own right and he did it anyway.

    my 2 cents.
     
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    Agreed.

    Lincoln gets big props for traversing the considerable hurdles of the Civil War- but w/o Grant as his eventual General, Lincoln might very well have proven a disastrous president. He was floundering considerably before Grant's accomplishments in battle decisively turned the tide against the Confederacy.

    Washington was both General and President, and then returned to private citizen. He is the Alpha and the Omega of American politics - having both secured the possibilities of a new nation, and set forth the executive example that remains in effect to this day.

    Lincoln was great - but Washington is the greatest of all American presidents...
     
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    Tallest.
     

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