Top Ten Best People In American History

This list makes up for the least important people in American history list

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 .

Abraham Lincoln did not fight to stop slavery he just wanted the oil and natural resources of the south. If the war was about slavery Abraham Lincoln would not even care.

Revisionist history thinks the terrible movie about Lincoln being a vampire hunter was real.

He helped our country stay together

So he died before the cicil war ended

2 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. V 2 Comments
3 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong

Not just one of the best Americans, Neil Armstrong's name and achievements will be remembered for thousands of years after everyone else from our time is long gone.

First human being to leave the planet and walk on another world.

4 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.

Should be number one! There are too many politicians on this list. Like we all know, politicians are all corrupted one way or another.

He is probably the best because of his leadership, saying no to racism,

He helped everyone have the same rights!

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5 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Really. Does anyone here voting actually realize that everything he invented was already made, but patented first? Nikola Tesla invented everything he did years ahead of him. - NoEntranceHere

6 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.

His presidency was very short, only about a thousand days. He had some good ideas, made some great and inspiring speeches, and was tragically cut down while still relatively young.
However, the truth is that he was killed before he could actually act on many of those ideas, and we will never really know what his plans were for America's continuing role in Viet Nam, though Lyndon Johnson may have thought he was carrying out that plan.

The guy got elected, cause of his father. Who boot leg booze and was in bed with the mob. See what happens when you double cross them.

If they shoot him down it's for a good reason. Maybe he was not the saint like everybody wants to believe after all!

Overrated spoiled rich kid.

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7 Henry Ford Henry Ford Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Let me just say that there are countless people on this list who definitely do not deserve to be on here. Henry Ford was a radical racist and anti-semite who openly supported Hitler and loaned millions worth of equipment to the Nazi regime. Thomas Edison was a conman who stole Nikola Tesla's inventions and tried to discredit his more successful light bulb model by electrocuting puppies. Woodrow Wilson was a racist, a nativist and a misogynist who used WWI to effectively turn the United States into a police state. Steve Jobs was a gigantic narcissist who ruined hundreds of lives, regularly fired people without remorse and never gave a dime of his vast wealth to charity. The fact that so many of these despicable individuals are so high up on the list worries me to the core.

Henry Ford was an anti-semitic bigot. He doesn't deserve to be on this list.

The greatest industrialist of all time and he was no Jew symphatizer either

I only voted him to keep Reagan out of the top tens, but I have nothing against this man.

8 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs

Best person because he invented apple

9 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
10 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

Why does Lincoln top the list? He instituted the income tax!

He helped this country became what it is today

The Contenders

11 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.

He should be higher up he dealt with the great depression and world war II. Probably the most deadly war of all time.

Who saved us from The Great Depression? Who served for 4 terms? Only one. FDR. - Lasvegasxavier

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.
13 Rosa Parks Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
14 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.
15 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

He has to be in the Top 10 - Jufin

16 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader .

Made American strong. Made us proud to be American S. Not like pres berry who turns his back on what made us great.

17 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

As a warmup to being president, all he did was save the entire world as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during WW2.
After that he presided over an unprecedented period of prosperity in the USA, and built the Interstate Highway system that we are still enjoying today.

18 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
19 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.
20 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
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