If you’ve ever wondered which American president was the greatest in history, we may just have an answer for you. C-SPAN recently brought together a team of experts to figure out just that, and what they came up with is quite fascinating. They ranked the presidents on a variety of factors, including leadership during a time of crisis, foreign relations, and public opinion and examined each president who was in office since 1774.
The following list ranks American presidents from simply great to the greatest. Keep reading to find out if your favorite president earned himself a spot.
Warren G. Harding
In the 29th US presidential election, not only was Warren G. Harding voted in as president, but women were finally allowed to vote for the first time, making it an extremely important landmark. Harding began his career in the newspaper business in Ohio. He was the owner of the Marion Star newspaper but had to leave The Buckeye State when he decided to go into politics. During his time as President of the United States, from 1921 to 1923, Harding formally ended World War I by declaring peace with Germany, Hungary, and Austria.
He also promoted a “return to normalcy” policy by trying to boost the economy and bring the country back to “normal” after the war. While he was serving his term, many scandals came to light, and Harding sadly passed away from a heart attack while in office as they were surfacing.