Although it would take a full day to list the Reagan Administration’s war crimes (that list containing scandals such as the Iran Contra), it would be impossible to claim that her years in the political limelight alongside her husband meant nothing. It’s sad that her name goes alongside the terrible “prayer” tweets with absolutely no meaning that the GOP candidates send out every time anything happens, but the Reagan name will always live on throughout history. Through her Just Say No campaign and all the other influential roles she played in the 40th President’s administration, Nancy Reagan will go down in history as one of the most effective First Ladies in American History.
Before I begin, realize that this is a list containing baggage belonging to some of the most famous and cherished people in history. I have done research on some of the most respected and beloved figures in history textbooks around the world and have compiled this list to show the side of “good” historical people that the books don’t know of or wish to explain. Not every human is perfect, but sometimes it gets to a point where readers forget that even the “best” of mankind has some serious personal issues under their skin. I asked for people’s opinions, and I got a rather lengthy list of names as a result. Thus, I give to you, five of the most overrated people in history — five men who are remembered for what they did good who should also be at least noted for what they did bad. In some cases, history has just been plain wrong about what these five have done.