I pretty much like them all. But for all his flaws, the one man who was absolutely necessary for the country to come about was George Washington. He was the man who was the revolution and government. He was the country to many people.
There was no other choice regarding the first president - for a very good reason. After a term when he wanted to return to Mount Vernon, Hamilton, Jefferson and Adams could agree on nothing else other than Washington had to stay another term.
In addition to all of that, he refused power when everyone wanted to hand it to him on a royal silver platter. He could have been a dictator, king and emperor all rolled up in one, but he refused it. That is just so amazing to me. Not many men in mankind’s history have walked away from it willingly.
Not sure about the worst, maybe Aaron Burr. That whole emperor of the West thing always made me feel uncomfortable. It made sense, but it made me feel uncomfortable.