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Presidents and the economy: Who was best, worst? Take our quiz.

Presidents are judged at the ballot box and in history books by how well the economy performs during their tenure. Can you guess which president fared the best? The worst?

2. Which administration had the lowest average unemployment?

Truman presided over a period where the US unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent.

Truman presided over a period where the US unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent.

Truman presided over a period where the US unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent.

Truman presided over a period where the US unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent.

Note that Kennedy and Johnson are treated as a single administration since Johnson filled out Kennedy's term.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum/AP/File
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Truman

 

Eisenhower

 

Kennedy-Johnson

 

George H.W. Bush

 
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