Even if you heard that the economy is in the toilet and that business is doing terrible, you'd be wrong. While we may still not have the money in the bank or jobs to go to, the S&P 500 index - also known as the Standard and Poor's 500 - is a stock market index based on the 500 largest companies in the United States and how well they are doing in the economy. In the 84-years that this index has been calculated, there have only been five presidential administrations that have seen this number double.
Here are the choices for the best five United States presidents. Most people have a pre-conceived notion that Abraham Lincoln should be right on top. I don’t think so. The man was hated as a president in his time. Note: he was assassinated. He did a lot of unpopular things and all of them can’t be blamed directly on his presidency, but he certainly wasn’t the person we remember. Similarly, FDR is famous for being the person that brought us out of the Great Depression and led us in WW2. He served 4 terms as a US President, but I argue that he really didn’t do anything that Herbert Hoover hadn’t already planned to do, didn’t really stop the unemployment rate, and if WW2 hadn’t have happened, he wouldn’t have got us out of the Depression.
Below are my best five. See if you agree! If you don’t, tell me about it.