Top 10 Most Significant People in American HistoryWithout these people, America wouldn't be the same.
Not only did George Washington fight in the American revolutionary war, won the revolutionary war, was the first president in the U.S.A ever, and is the second greatest president of all time (Abraham Lincoln is number 1 obviously) but he is the reason that America is a thing at all. Sure, there was a lot of stuff that was questionable and wrong like him owning slaves or maybe marrying Martha Washington because she was rich but his role in America is the most important in anyone ever.
Guided America through much of its early years. He had an immense devotion to his country and did everything he could to help his country.
Good guy, likes wood too much, but overall decent I think he cannot tell a lie or maybe that's his friend either way cool guy as long as your not black. RIP georgie
Washington is the reason America stands.
Stopped the civil war.
He had to keep the Union together during a very rocky time in America's history
The zenith of what it means to be an American. Beaten, maligned, misjudged and jailed yet through it all, and with grace few will ever match, he turned a mirror on the deficiencies of our democracy while holding aloft a picture of how great we can be as a healed and whole nation.
Uncommon bravery amidst the reality that his dream would cost him his life. A wonderful American for whom we can all be proud.
A great figure and significant to be sure, deserving of the top 10. However, not the top 5, certainly not ahead of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Eisenhower, etc.
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 helped everyone have the same rights!
Started social security, many welfare programs, and pushed America further toward socialism. He was a bad president, but important.
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.
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.
The first man to step on the Moon he led the way and pioneered what was humanly possible. Now we may look to do the same in the future with Mars
So sad that American schools no longer talk much about this great human being, who holds such significance to the entire human species.
First human being to leave the planet and walk on another world.
In 10,000 years, this will be the ONLY thing from our time that is remembered.
I think history will be very kind to this man. We're already starting to appreciate how good he was, and he's only been gone two months.
Amazing guy. If you were able to be president for as long as you like Barack Obama would be president until the day he died.
He is the first African-American president of the United States.
Never really seemed to like America very much.
Yes, do read some books different than those required by left-leaning commie college instructors, comrade.
Jefferson did a lot on the constitution. Saying Neil Armstrong and Martin Luther are higher is bullcrap. Neil Armstrong is a dumbo who was just physically fit enough to get on the the moon. READ A BOOK SIMPLETONS
Perhaps the single most influential president in American history. At a time when other nations turned away from freedom and democracy, he reformed the system in a way to save it and directly led to US superpower status.
He helped us by fighting in the Spanish War with Spain and then created the Panama Canal so yeah
An innovator and founding father that helped reshape America.
A key founding father he was very intelligent and always knew what to do
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.
I definitely admire Rosa Parks and she started the civil rights movement from the back of a bus and it made history . Me and my father used to play the bus boycott of Rosa Parks, it was so much fun playing with my father .
Never thought someone could help change the minds of others by sitting on the bus.
I really admire Harriet Tubman and her courage to free her people from the evils of slavery . I also admire her bravery for conducting the underground Railroad ! I also admire her determination just like Moses .
He was an amazing person. He helped america get some money. (Which is probably why on the ten dollar bill he is on it.) He had 2 guardians. His mom, who had smallpox or something, didn't live to see him grow up. Alex had smallpox too, but survived. His 2nd guardian was his cousin, who commited suicide. He fought in the war, made lines for the Declaration Of Independence, and basically help find america. He died because of a duel with Aaron Burr. But don't hate on him too much. He said the moment that bullet came out, he regretted it. He deserves to be on the top 5 or 10.
A man with an extraordinary life, only for it to be ruined by that abomination.
For a guy to have a hit play after him, he would be an amazing contender.
Just because he was anti-Semetic doesn't mean he's just nothing. If it wasn't for him, Detroit would be 100% ghetto (instead of... 75% ghetto) and horse travel would still be acceptable.
Introduced the automobile and the assembly line a true revolutionary titan at his time
The greatest inventor, truly "a man who created the 20th century". It is a pity that modern youth is so greedy for the cheap mystic images of different Teslas, and does not respect the REAL knowledges and the REAL heroes of science and industrialization.
He may not have completely invented the light bulb, but he did have a total of 1,092 other inventions. That's definitely saying something.
He is pretty cool. I'm glad that he was a person. Love iOS and my iPhone which would not be there if he was not.
Steve Jobs the only reason the iPhone was invented.
I feel that he is more important than steve jobs because of how much money he has donated to charity
Later elected President, but his most significant contribution was as the victorious Commanding General of the Union Army during the Civil War.
In my opinion he should be in the top ten. sure he wasn't AS important as Abraham or Washington but still if it weren't for him we would not be the powerful industrial nation we are today. Tomas Edison was important if he hadn't lied to Tesla, Tesla wouldn't have been as driven. Edison did not invent anything.
Tesla is a real inspiration. Edison was a big fat fraud and tore this pore man down. World would be much better if we followed Tesla's way of thinking.
Tesla the greatest genius of all time.
Edison was the fraud.