Who Was the Greatest President?

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  1. Elutherian
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    I wasn't sure whether to post this here in politics, or in History, but I figured I'd just go with it here.

    Who do you think the greatest president in U.S. History was and why?
     
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    Lincoln. He held the nation together, and defined it's nature after the Civil War.
     
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    Mine would be William Henry Harrison.

    He had the decency to "relinquish" his office after 1 month, thus doing the least damage of any U.S. President.
     
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    Probably Grover Cleveland.
     
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    If my wife left me, and I hunted her down, beat her sensless, then chained her to the basement, all in the name of saving my union, and that is considered a good thing... then Lincoln was a great president.
     
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    George Washington. He's the only President that doesn't catch shit from anybody because he was a President.
     
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    Lincoln
    FDR
    Teddy Roosevelt
     
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    FDR was the greatest as he faced challenges both at home and abroad. He managed to move the nation away from the fascism that was gaining ground at that time, he worked to alleviate the great depression, he enacted laws that supported American workers, and created legislation that moved America forward. He simply was a fantastic leader during some incredibly tough times as his long presidency proves.

    The great depression ended a year or two after FDR was elected according to any chronological history you survey. The effects lasted for many years after that and the war finally brought people and business together in a Keynesian frenzy of work and spending. While OT that togetherness stayed put till Reagan (worst president) began the decline of America with his destruction of the middle class worker, his tax reductions for wealthy, and his war deficits.
     
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    Washington, because he really didn't want it.

    Over the last century, the best one we've had has been Coolidge.

    All of the purported "best", as claimed by academe and the political punditry, have in fact been the worst for the republic.
     
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    That's about the funniest shit I've ever heard. FDR was the MOST Fascist president in our history. The Depression lasted until after the end of WWII because of his Keynesian economics prolonging the correction (see the recession of 1921). He ran the largest propoganda campaigns of any president, took control of private industry, and destroyed crops to drive up prices while people were starving in the streets.
    And I wont even get into the draft, internment camps, weapons of mass destruction, etc...
     

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