In this slideshow, we compare every president since 1900 onward across economic variables such as stock market performance and unemployment rate. It's worth noting that the president does not exclusively influence these factors; Congress, the Federal Reserve, and many other institutions and outside factors influence the economy.

Presidents and the_economy from The Motley Fool.

For additional context and explanation, see Morgan Housel's article on "The Best Presidents for the Economy."

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