Amid a ceaseless barrage of cynicism from the current campaign, a Newsweek special issue takes a step back to examine the narratives of great American presidents. A special panel of 10 distinguished historians—spanning several generations—convened by Newsweek ranked the 10 best presidents since 1900. From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama, here's a first look at our list of the men who made the cut.
Editor’s note: In an earlier version of this gallery, the middle rankings of presidents were ordered incorrectly. The correct rankings follow.