Director weighs in on Franklin Opus' presidential survey panel
Franklin's Opus, a nonprofit organization that specializes in improving the teaching and learning of American history, asked a panel of experts to rate each U.S. President by evaluating his performance on how well each "faithfully executed the laws and obeyed the Constitution; promoted liberty and posterity; and exercised good leadership."
The top-five highest ranking presidents, according to the panel, were:
- George Washington (25.23 points)
- Grover Cleveland (25.18 points)
- Calvin Coolidge (23.77 points)
- James Monroe (22.58 points)
- Ronald Reagan (22.38 points)
Full survey results and methodology are available on Franklin Opus' website.
Gary Gregg, PhD, holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at the University of Louisville and is director of the McConnell Center. He is also a senior fellow at Franlkin's Opus and is the author or editor of ten books.