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The list of the greatest Republican presidents is a long one, and because of their accomplishments, it’s hard to narrow it down. But it’s clear, this is who Americans see as the five greatest.

Outstanding Republican US Presidents

Before we reveal the five greatest Republican presidents, let’s look at the competition. Here are some of the names of outstanding Republican presidents who are worth mentioning:

  • James Madison
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • George H. W. Bush
  • James Monroe
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • William McKinley
  • John Quincy Adams
  • George W. Bush
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Watergate aside, Richard Nixon’s accomplishments elevate him to this list

The All-Time Top 5 Greatest Republican Presidents

Here is our countdown of America’s five best Republican presidents.

5. Donald Trump

The 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, NY. Before becoming president, he was a businessman and television personality. He has a degree in economics.

Among his accomplishments as president so far are:

  • The best for the US economy
  • The best for job creation
  • The best for stopping unfair trade and intellectual property theft from China
  • The best for border security

4. Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 34th president of the United States, Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, TX.

Before becoming president, he was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, as well as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.

Among his accomplishments as president:

  • Created NASA
  • Ended the Korean War
  • Sponsored and signed the Civil Rights Bill of 1957
  • Sponsored and signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956
  • Balanced the budget three times

3. Theodore Roosevelt

The 26th president of the United States and 25th Vice President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was born on October 27, 1858, in New York. He is one of the four presidents whose face is depicted on Mount Rushmore.

He was also a politician who served as the 33rd Governor of New York and assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy, president of the New York City Board of police commissioners, and the New York State assembly as the minority leader.

He was a conservationist, naturalist, writer, and learned historian who attended Harvard.

Among his accomplishments:

  • Was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Established the U.S. Forest Service
  • Expanded the system of national parks and national forests and made conservation a national issue
  • Facilitated the construction of the Panama Canal
  • Stopped the monopolistic power of the railroads
  • Ended the 1902 coal strike, averting a national emergency
  • Brought down the monopoly of the “beef trust”

2. Ronald Reagan

The 40th president of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, IL. Before his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor, a union leader, and the 33rd Governor of California.

He has become the face and the voice that sets the standard for modern conservatism.

Among his accomplishments:

  • Ended the Cold War
  • The takedown of the Berlin wall
  • Initiated “trickle-down economics,” also called “Reaganomics,” which led to one of the largest peacetime economic booms in US history
  • Considerably reduced unemployment and inflation
  • Introduced the Strategic Defense Initiative

1.   Abraham Lincoln

The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hodgendville, KY. Before becoming president, Lincoln served in the Illinois militia, worked as a postmaster, county surveyor, and studied at night to become a self-taught lawyer.

He served in the US House of Representatives as part of the Whig party. He is among the faces of the four US presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore.

Among his accomplishments:

  • Ended slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • Signed the first Homestead act, which allowed poor people to obtain land
  • Established the United States department of agriculture (USDA)
  • Established the US banking system through the 1963 National Banking Act
  • Signed the Morrill Land-Grant Act, leading to the creation of numerous universities
  • Led the Union to victory in the American Civil War