Monday, February 19, 2018

What About a Five Dollar Bill?

Choosing who your favorite president is can be a very tasking thought. How does one decide? I separate them into three categories and none of those categories are money-based.

1. Favorite President Based on Personal Research
This is presidents who I have looked up and enjoy reading and learning about. Why I like them may be based on what they did before, during, or after being president, ways that they shaped our country, or because their life is really interesting even if you remove "president" from their name.

  1. George Washington
  2. Barack Obama
  3. John Quincy Adams
  4. Theodore Roosevelt
  5. Dwight Eisenhower
2. Favorite Presidents Based on Policy
These are presidents who helped their country. For better or for worse, they saw what needed to be done and took control usually upsetting the opposing party and sometimes even their own. If not for them, this country may not be where it is today.
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Franklin Roosevelt
  3. James Monroe
  4. Thomas Jefferson
  5. George Washington
3. Favorite Presidents Based on Professionals
These are the presidents that everyone agrees are the greatest. They may switch numbers here and there and it may even depend on what political affliliation you side with but, generally, these are considered the best.
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. George Washington
  3. Franklin Roosevelt
  4. Theodore Roosevelt
  5. Dwight Eisenhower
4. Favorite Presidents That I Lived Through
Usually when people ask me who my favorite president is, I say John Quincy Adams, but sometimes they want to know of the ones I lived through. That narrows down the list by quite a lot considering that I've only lived through six presidents.
  1. Barack Obama
  2. Bill Clinton
  3. George H.W. Bush
  4. George W. Bush
  5. Ronald Reagan
If I had to choose strictly between Washington and Lincoln then I would go with Lincoln.