The United States boasts a storied history, from its revolutionary beginnings to the modern era. It has produced some of the most exceptional people in history, while at the same time it has also produced some of the worst presidents that have ever lived. Here are the Top 4 Worst Presidents in American History.
Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. He was born in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946.
He studied at Fordham University for two years before transferring to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics. In 1971 Donald Trump married Ivana and they have three children together: Donald Jr., Ivanka Marie and Eric Frederick Trump. In 1977 he married Marla Maples whom he divorced over an intimate encounter with a woman named Maria Arias while still married.
Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States, who served from 1865 to 1869.
His administration was tainted by controversy and damaged by political opponents who attempted to impeach him for violating laws passed during Reconstruction (the period following the Civil War). Although he survived his impeachment trial by one vote, it marked a low point in his presidency that led to his political downfall and eventual retirement from politics.
Millard Fillmore was the 13th president of the United States, serving from 1850 to 1853. He was a member of the Whig Party and was born in a log cabin in Locke, New York.
Fillmore began his political career as a lawyer in western New York state and served as district attorney for Cayuga County before being elected to Congress in 1823. He won election as President Zachary Taylor’s vice president in 1849. When Taylor died suddenly just months into his presidency, Fillmore assumed office—a position he had never wanted but one which would make him unpopular with many Americans.
Fillmore’s term saw continued tension between North and South over slavery; passage of new federal land laws; expansionist efforts by both countries; increased immigration from Europe; an economic depression known as “the Panic”; growing sectionalism within states over slavery issues; and much more.
Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States.
He attended Bowdoin College before studying law at Harvard University and graduating from Albany Law School in 1824.
He returned to New Hampshire where he opened his own law office in Hillsborough, but soon moved to Concord to practice with his brother-in-law Robert Rantoul Jr..
In 1832 he married Jane Means Appleton after meeting her while attending Bowdoin College together; they had seven children together over their lifetime together before she passed away unexpectedly at age 38 while pregnant with another child.