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This category attempts to capture Supreme Court appointments, failed SC appointments, appointing more total justices of all federal courts than predecessor, notable Civil Rights achievements/record, Civil Liberties achievements/record, attorney general appointments, etc. 

  1. Washington (mostly because of 11 SC appointments)
  2. Lincoln
  3. FDR (Would be #2 or possibly #1 if not for Japanese internment and Court Packing attempt)
  4. Teddy Roosevelt
  5. Eisenhower
  6. Grant
  7. B Harrison
  8. Taft (Shocking, but he had 6 SC appointments)
  9. LBJ
  10. JFK
  11. Jefferson
  12. Jackson (Indian Removal and appointing SC Justice Taney knocked him out of the top 10)
  13. Truman
  14. Harding
  15. Coolidge
  16. Ford
  17. Reagan
  18. Clinton
  19. Madison
  20. Polk
  21. J Adams (weighed down by Alien & S Acts and Midnight Judges)
  22. Monroe
  23. Garfield **Shouldn't count**
  24. Arthur
  25. Cleveland (1st term)
  26. Carter
  27. Obama
  28. McKinley
  29. Wilson
  30. Hoover
  31. GHW Bush
  32. Biden **Shouldn't count**
  33. JQ Adams
  34. WH Harrison **Shouldn't count**
  35. Taylor
  36. Pierce
  37. Hayes
  38. Nixon
  39. Cleveland (2nd term)
  40. Van Buren
  41. A Johnson
  42. GW Bush
  43. Trump
  44. Fillmore
  45. Buchanan
  46. Tyler (Had 8 failed Supreme Court appointments--would probably be in the 20s otherwise)
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10 minutes ago, Dobs said:

How on earth is he 3 WITH these things.

Mostly Supreme Court appointments, having placed way more judges than other presidents into all federal courts, and except for court-packing, he had basically no opposition to Judicial appointments, legislation, actions, etc. FDR is basically going to be top 5 in almost every category because of having won 4 elections. 

If the 2 things had happened in two terms or one term, he would be way lower. Having more terms, almost total support from the public and Congress, allowed for unmeasurable, extended policy success, the likes that no other president experienced.

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15 hours ago, vcczar said:

This category attempts to capture Supreme Court appointments, failed SC appointments, appointing more total justices of all federal courts than predecessor, notable Civil Rights achievements/record, Civil Liberties achievements/record, attorney general appointments, etc. 

  1. Washington (mostly because of 11 SC appointments)
  2. Lincoln
  3. FDR (Would be #2 or possibly #1 if not for Japanese internment and Court Packing attempt)
  4. Teddy Roosevelt
  5. Eisenhower
  6. Grant
  7. B Harrison
  8. Taft (Shocking, but he had 6 SC appointments)
  9. LBJ
  10. JFK
  11. Jefferson
  12. Jackson (Indian Removal and appointing SC Justice Taney knocked him out of the top 10)
  13. Truman
  14. Harding
  15. Coolidge
  16. Ford
  17. Reagan
  18. Clinton
  19. Madison
  20. Polk
  21. J Adams (weighed down by Alien & S Acts and Midnight Judges)
  22. Monroe
  23. Garfield **Shouldn't count**
  24. Arthur
  25. Cleveland (1st term)
  26. Carter
  27. Obama
  28. McKinley
  29. Wilson
  30. Hoover
  31. GHW Bush
  32. Biden **Shouldn't count**
  33. JQ Adams
  34. WH Harrison **Shouldn't count**
  35. Taylor
  36. Pierce
  37. Hayes
  38. Nixon
  39. Cleveland (2nd term)
  40. Van Buren
  41. A Johnson
  42. GW Bush
  43. Trump
  44. Fillmore
  45. Buchanan
  46. Tyler (Had 8 failed Supreme Court appointments--would probably be in the 20s otherwise)

Is this list associated with the forum rankings?

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8 hours ago, Timur said:

Is this list associated with the forum rankings?

No. This is independent of that. I stopped the forum ranking because I started with many people responding, to getting only two or three. Considering how busy I am, I lose commitment when support for things I start in the forum fizzles out. It's like people get initially excited and then just drop off. 

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33 minutes ago, vcczar said:

No. This is independent of that. I stopped the forum ranking because I started with many people responding, to getting only two or three. Considering how busy I am, I lose commitment when support for things I start in the forum fizzles out. It's like people get initially excited and then just drop off. 

Well, my ranking is partially prepared...

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4 hours ago, Timur said:

Well, my ranking is partially prepared...

Feel free to rank the presidents on your own based off the rankings I post. I can tell you how to calculate a total ranking once I calculate the 12 categories together

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