Historians' Favorite U.S. Presidents, Ranked

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Political ideologies are subjective and often divisive. The candidate you vote for typically supports your personal ideas and possesses your values. That means choosing the "best" president in U.S. history is somewhat arbitrary when letting the people decide.

However, historians make determinations based on specific data, and they tend to agree on which leaders deserve to rank at the top. Their objective and balanced opinions take into account important elements like crisis leadership, international relations and economic management. With that criteria in mind, here are the 30 presidents that rank the highest.