A survey of historians of American presidents ranked the following as the top five presidents:
- Abraham Lincoln
- George Washington
- Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or “FDR”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, or “Ike”
Obama made the list as the twelfth-best president and George W. Bush was ranked thirty-third. Bill Clinton climbed up to fifteenth.
As an aside, how is FDR in the top five for illegally violating the U.S. Constitution to put Japanese-American citizens into internment camps during World War Two?