Top Ten Historical Figures That We Don't Know the Whole Truth About

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The Top Ten

1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 . Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War - its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis .

Some think that he was the greatest president of all time. I, however, do not agree. Here is why.

1: Lincoln ignored the Constitution. He had many northeners who did not agree with his policies arrested. Forget about your freedom of speech, ladies and gentlemen. Honest Abe does not care. He also invaded the South without the consent of Congress which is a war crime.

2: Lincoln was not completely anti-slavery. He was even said if the war could be won without freeing the slaves, then he would do it. Also, did you know that the last state to give up slavery was A UNION STATE?

3: Lincoln basically ran, "A Concentration Camp." It was called "Camp David." There, many Confederate prisoners were held. The camp was in Chicago, so it was very cold. The prisoners were given sacks to wear, to erase the idea of escape. As you can see, the prisoners had very bad living conditions. Which most jails have, but this is too horrible. There were also mistreated in a lot of other ...more - Alpha101

After The Civil War Ended, He Wanted To Send All The Slaves Back To Africa.

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Some of those young ladies he hired were, shall we say, younger than average.

This is not really a reason not to like him, but it is unusual. MLKJ hired prostitutes. He was also overheard saying, "Tonight, I am no longer a negroe! " As you can see, even though he was a great man, he was not very smart. - Alpha101

3 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.

JFK had ties with the Mafia, until it was finally broken off. Some conspiracy theorists even believe that his assassination was ordered by the Mafia for revenge for breaking his ties with them. Also, he also hired prostitutes. - Alpha101

4 Jefferson Davis

He was very misunderstood. For one, Davis was very nice to his slaves. he tought them to read and write, and in one book, written by a Union soldier when Davis was imprisoned, it said that Davis had actually formed a sort of friendship with one of his slaves. Also, Jeff Davis did not want to secede. He tried everything to keep the country together, but eventually, he saw that it was inevitable. He was heard saying, on the day that he decided that the Confederacy would form, "This is the saddest day of my life." - Alpha101

5 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was an Austrian politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure ...read more.

Yes, Hitler was evil. But you cannot deny the fact that he was brilliant. He was very smart in the way he used propaganda to get most of Germany on his side, how he conquered so much territory, and he was an artist! He was also a Christian, and some people believe that he had Jewish ancestry. Ironic, huh? - Alpha101

Just before invading Poland to start World War 2, and after the Tripartie act to make an alliance of Japan, Germany and Italy, Hitler had made a deal with USSR dictator Joseph Stalin, forming the world's largest Alliance ever, and at the same time Japan invaded China. The alliance was invincible and if Hitler didn't had attacked USSR in 1941, there was no way that Axis could have lost the war - yatharthb

He gave Germany the much needed pride and ambition it lost after the First World War. But unfortunately, his war crimes and the Jews genocide far outweighs whatever good he did for Germany. - Kiteretsunu

Hitler was not "a Christian." He and the Nazi hierarchy were deeply into the occult; specifically, Theosophy, as it related to mystical ancestors of the Germanic tribes, and the recreation of the mythical Ubermenschen.

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6 Vlad the Impaler Vlad the Impaler Vlad III (Known as "Vlad the Impaler" or "Vlad Dracula", born 1431) was the ruler of Wallachia a total of three times before his death in 1476/7. He is most famous for his reputation as a dictator and his gruesome torture methods and executions, in which he has served as an inspiration for Count Dracula ...read more.

"Dracula" is most often associated with evil figures such as Hitler and Stalin, which is where he belongs, but not everybody knows that he was also a Christian hero. He fought in the Crusades. But he gets "Impaler" from the way he would impale prisoners. So he is evil, but he fought for God. Hilarious, isn't it? - Alpha101

7 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant

While he was a fantastic general, he is know to many as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history. - Alpha101

8 Augustus Caesar

If you have seen the movie, "Julius Caesar" like I have, you might hate him for his actions. But reality, he was possibly the best emperor that Rome ever had in history. - Alpha101

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9 Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

Many people know this by now, but not everyone. Columbus did not "discover" America. He stumbled upon it by mistake. Ever wonder why Native Americans are called "Indians"? Columbus called them that because HE THOUGH THAT HE WAS IN India! His plan was to go to India, but he accidentally went to America.

His name is also not Christopher Columbus. His real name is, "Cristoforo Colombo." - Alpha101

The Indian amercans and aztecs discovered america, and the vikings discovered it but didn't land on it. - Harri666

10 Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ...read more.

While he was alive, no one liked his paintings. He only sold one painting in his entire lifetime. Long after his death though, he became very popular and is now considered to be one of the best artists in history. - Alpha101

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The Contenders

11 Cleopatra V Tryphaena of Egypt Cleopatra V Tryphaena of Egypt

We don't know anything about her, except that she gave birth to Cleopatra and is dead!

12 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

A phenomenal human being, and the "toughest" man to ever be president.
When he was a candidate for president, and on the campaign trail making "whistle stop" speeches, an assassin shot him, but the bullet bullet lodged against his rib, missing the vital organs.
He went ahead and made the speech anyway, but shortened it a little, and not until he was done did he go to the hospital.

13 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.
14 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during ...read more.

His New Deal did not really bring the United States out of the Great Depression. It was World War II which did that. He just took advantage of the Great Depression to expand his power as the president and get Congress to listen to him. He once tried to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices from nine to fifteen through his Court-Packing Bill just because the Supreme Court declared his New Deal program unconstitutional. Although Americans believe he is a great president, he is actually no better than Obama (who tried to use the same policies as FDR, but failed).

His New Deal did not really bring the United States out of the Great Depression. It was World War II which did that. He just took advantage of the Great Depression to expand his power as the president and get Congress to listen to him. He once tried to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices from nine to fifteen through his Court-Packing Bill just because the Supreme Court declared his New Deal program unconstitutional. Although Americans believe he is a great president, he is actually no better than Obama (who tried to use the same policies as FDR, but failed).

15 Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper "Jack the Ripper" was the alias of an unknown serial killer in Whitechapel, London who brutally murdered 5 women (mainly prostitutes) between August and November of 1888. To this day, he has remained a mysterious and popular phenomena among serial killers and popular media.

Actually they know now who he was. With the new techniques in DNA searching they were able to find matches on a knife that was left on a crime scene. He was a butcher who owned a butcher-store.

16 Count of Saint Germain
17 Mother Teresa Mother Teresa Mother Teresa also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary.
18 Troian Bellisario
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