The United States of America since its first president, George Washington (1789) to the current president Donald Trump (2017) has witnessed some leaders who led the nation. Trump is currently the 45th president. Over the past years, numerous leaders have led the nation and made different contributions to the country. Amongst the 45 presidents, we have compiled a list of the top 5 legendary presidents who have made major contributions to America and changed the country laying the foundation to what it is now.
We cannot fail to mention Abraham Lincoln when it comes to a list of legendary US presidents. He is an iconic figure we find in our history textbooks which were not only legendary to the US but also in the world. He was the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Abraham Lincoln took charge of the country when it was struggling when there were slavery and war was going on. He was a leading figure in abolishing slavery in the US through the Emancipation Proclamation. Under his presidency, the economy of US grew, and he walked with his people through the Civil War. Sadly he was assassinated in 1865.
2.Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd president who served a long period from 1933 to 1945. He played a big role in the economic development of US and led the country through the economic depression. His major contributions include reforming the banking system and making social reforms in the country. He is well known for pioneering ‘the New Deal’ which benefitted the citizens immensely as it ensured their social, economic and political well-being. Roosevelt also led the country through World War II but died before it ended.
George Washington was the first president of the United States of America and is also known as the founding father of the country. He laid the foundation for Presidency and made significant contributions for the American Constitution which was drafted in the later years. He was elected twice and served the country from 1789 to 1797. George Washington led his army to victory against the British. He was also the pioneer to current day US Navy and also organised the Cabinet.
Another legendary president of the United States of America was Thomas Jefferson who made a major impact on the American history. He was the third president and served for two terms from 1801 to 1809. One of his major contributions was to the Declaration of Independence. Another major contribution to the country was regaining the territory of Louisiana from the French rule. Jefferson also was a big advocate for free public education.
5.Theodore Teddy Roosevelt:
The last leader in our top 5 legendary US Presidents list is Theodore Teddy Roosevelt. He was the 26th president and served from 1901 to 1909. He made major contributions to the foreign policy of America, protected consumers and made various progressive reforms. He also played a huge role in protecting the available natural resources.