BC: By:Elizabeth Evans
FC: Top 10 | "Most influential Presidents of the United States"
1: Abraham Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln saved the Union during the American Civil War. He was the President who freed the slaves and is seen as one of the most influential presidents in the United States.
2: Franklin D. Roosevelt
3: FDR won four terms as president and had a huge impact on the US. He helped take the US to victory in WWII. He worked our nation through the Great depression and helped with the creation of numerous programs through his New Deal to help Americans get back on their feet.
4: George Washington
5: GW was the first US president. He set precedents that were followed by later presidents. He has made a strong foundation for our country.
6: Andrew Jackson
7: Andrew Jackson was the first president elected from humble beginnings. He had lots of popularity and was a strong nationalist. He was President during the Trial of Tears and he fought against the national bank.
8: Theodore Roosevelt
9: Teddy Roosevelt was an extremely influential president. He earned the title of "trust Buster" by fighting against corrupt businesses. He was deeply committed to conservation. He also established numerous national parks to preserve the wildlife that was quickly being overtaken through industrialization.
10: Thomas Jefferson
11: Thomas Jefferson made the size of the US double because of the Louisiana Purchase. He was a strong stats' rightest who also realized the need for consolidating power in the federal government in certain instances.
12: Woodrow Wilson
13: Woodrow Wilson started leading our nation out of isolationism. He also led America during WWI. His hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.
14: Harry S. Truman
15: Harry S. Truman took over after the death of FDR. He made one of the hardest decisions in American History by deciding to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He presided over the end of WWII and set precedents for leadership during the beginning of the Cold War.
16: James K. Polk
17: James K. Polk increased the size of the US more tan any other president through the acquisition California and New Mexico as a result of the Mexican-American War. He also claimed the Oregon Territory after a treaty with England. He was a key figure in Manifest Destiny. He is considered to be the best one-term president.
18: Dwight Eisenhower | Dwight Eisenhower time in office was seen as a very prosperous time for America's economy. He also played a very crucial role in the Cold War.
19: Even though all of our United States Presidents have played a huge role in our country, I believe that these 10 ten men deserve extreme recognition for their actions.