Who is considered the worst US president in history?
Judgments of best and worst are subjective, of course, but many historians would agree on James Buchanan. He took absolutely no action when the Southern states started seceding from the Union after the election of 1860 instead of at least trying to prevent the Civil War.
Grant and Harding are two other contenders. Millard Fillmore also ranks near the bottom.
WW2 Germans believe Stalin was the worst. British and US people believe Hitler was the worst. The Chinese believe Hirohito was the worst. The Confederacy during the US Civil War believed President Lincoln was the worst. King George of England was the worst to the American Colonists during the Revolutionary War of 1776. North Vietnam considered US Airmen to be war criminals, as we were bombing their cities during the Vietnam War.
Most people who know history would give Warren Harding the honor of being the worst o the 20th century. Carter was a Washington outsider and was not terribly effective, but he was honest and sincere and had good intentions. (unlike Richard Nixon, who was more effective than Carter, but had serious flaws otherwise.)jimmy carter did much damage to the us by his weakness in the Iran situation as well as his poor job with the…
President Andrew Johnson is generally not thought to be the worst president in US history. In a 1962 historians poll, which ranked 31 presidents from "Great" to "Failure," Warren G. Harding was ranked last, Andrew Johnson was ranked 23rd. He repeatedly opposed the Reconstruction policies of congressional Radical Republicans who wished to humble and subdue the South. Andrew Johnson, however, lacked the political savvy and leadership abilities of his predecessor, Abraham Lincoln, and was continually…
He was the only person to win more than two U.S. Presidential Elections. He was President when Inauguration Day was changed from the 4th of March to the 20th of January. He's the only person to win a U.S. Presidential Election after losing a Vice-Presidential Election. He was president over the worst depression in US history He was president in the largest war the US had in the 20th century.
There are two battles that might meet that criteria. Both occurred in WWII. 1. The 1942 "Battle of the Philippines", in which US Army General Wainwright surrendered the largest US military force in our history to the enemy. He, amongst his men, becoming POW's. 2. The "Battle of Savo Island", in which the US Navy lost three heavy cruisers in a surface action, with no losses to the enemy.