Top Ten People Who Helped to Broaden and Expand the Human Race

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The Top Ten

1 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong

In 10,000 years, nobody will remember anything whatsoever about today's politics, arts, social issues, or even science- with one exception. The name of the first human being to leave the planet and walk on another world will always be remembered.

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.

Helped to end racial prejudice in the USA & helped to change the world in the process. - Mrveteran

3 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 .

Behind Martin Luther King? No.

4 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
5 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
6 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein
7 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.
8 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
9 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.
10 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

The Contenders

11 Harriet Tubman
12 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 Supreme Allied Commander during WW2, he literally saved the world. Then as President of the USA, he presided over an unprecedented period of prosperity, made the first significant moves for civil rights, and built most of the infrastructure we still use today, including the Interstate Highway System.

Of course Ike was a WW1 veteran, whose age and rank precluded him from being on the front lines during WW2. He was naturally conservative during his administration, but was far from a disgrace, even famously warning about the Military Industrial Complex. FTR, the highest ranking Allied officer who was on the beach and taking fire at Normandy was Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Junior, who was crucial to the victory there.

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13 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison
14 Orville & Wilbur Wright
15 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
16 Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell
17 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.
18 Winston Churchill Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.
19 Leif Erikson
20 Dr. Jonas Salk
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