Video Clip: Historians' Rankings of the Best and Worst Presidents


Presidential historians Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford and Richard Norton Smith discussed the recent historians' rankings of the best and worst U.S. Presidents. The rankings were compiled from surveys of over 100 historians in 2017. The guests also discussed C-SPAN’s book, The Presidents.

6 minutes


  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Big Government
  • Civil War
  • Crisis
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • George Washington
  • Jim Crow
  • President
  • Theodore Roosevelt

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