1 Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
I could not believe he was on the other list. Thought a racist must have put him on there - westofohio
Wait wait who put this amazing person in here he said what he thought was right he was such a great man such an inspiration he tried to stop racism. And the guy who put martin Luther king Jr. Was probably racist
How in GOD'S name you put this person on that list
Why. Just why. Who would be stupid enough to put him on here? - OriginalVisionary
2 Eli Whitney
3 Cyrus McCormick
4 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an 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.
Very important on a social cultural level. He changed and gived teenagers a lifestyle on their own, opened doors to white America with music that originated from black people etc... He was not " only " a singer, he really started a cultural revolution not only in America but also worldwide. He is really an American icon ( and a universal icon as well ) that influenced many singers and bands ( some indirectely ) that came after him. An important legend in music and culture.
How else could we have Rock and Roll?
Naw he deserves it
He is just a singer not really important
5 William McKinley
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.
6 Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.
7 Calvin Coolidge
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was an American politician and the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor.
Helped America out of a big recession by doing nothing. Genius! Also lowered taxes and other government interference.
8 James A. Garfield
James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year.
9 Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
10 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 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
IIf Michael Jackson is ranked lower than Elvis Presley it's because Elvis was more important on a social cultural level and in pop-culture than Michael Jackson. I don't say that Elvis or Michael should be on a " least important " list but if you put the history in context it's obvious that Elvis was more important. Elvis opened doors in the fifties for black people when these were times that black people hadn't the same rights as white people. He changed teenage codes ( hairstyle, clothes etc... ) and he was the first " worldwide " teenage idol. Michael Jackson is simply from another era when things were already changed. He did give his contribution as well in music and culture but those can not be compared to the social changes that Elvis did in the fifties. You can prefer Michael Jackson over Elvis Presley but if you deny the history facts just because you prefer Michael Jackson than you're no more than a jealous or angry fan to see your preference ranked lower without any SERIOUS ...more
How Is Elvis In the top 10 and the King of Pop on 12 - Jufin
Because Elvis was MUCH more important than MJ, both culturally and musically.
11 William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison was an American statesman who served as the 9th President of the United States from March 4, 1841 until his death on April 4, 1841. The cause of death of William Henry Harrison was pneumonia, after a cold and wet inauguration.
12 Shaquille O'Neil
13 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.
How the Frick!?! - Markerzegamer
14 Donald Trump
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.
15 Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.
16 Jimmy Carter
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.