Most Significant People In American History
The Top Ten
A major reason why America even exists he fought for our independence and was the first president
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
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.
Washington is the reason America stands.
He had to keep the Union together during a very rocky time in America’s history
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
Helped give blacks equal rights after nearly 100 years of being treated as lesser than whites even after being free
Should be number one! There are too many politicians on this list. Like we all know, politicians are all corrupted one way or another.
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.
He is probably the best because of his leadership, saying no to racism,
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
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.
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.
Started social security, many welfare programs, and pushed America further toward socialism. He was a bad president, but important.
No president dealt with more pressure than him
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.
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
Why does Lincoln top the list? He instituted the income tax!
He helped this country became what it is today
Never really seemed to like America very much.
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.
Okay, how is Obama more important than Eisenhower and Reagan.
He is the first African-American president of the United States.
A key founding father he was very intelligent and always knew what to do
An innovator and founding father that helped reshape America.
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.
He helped us by fighting in the Spanish War with Spain and then created the Panama Canal so yeah
My role model
The Rough Rider President
Boosted the economy
He is now rolling over in his grave every time Donald Trump opens his stupid fat mouth
Led the whole civil rights movement and showed blacks it’s ok to use civil disobedience to make a change
Never thought someone could help change the minds of others by sitting on the bus.
One of the most famous leaders on the Underground Railroad
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.
For a guy to have a hit play after him, he would be an amazing contender.
THE BEST PERSON EVER HE WAS AMAZING AND SO iS THe MUSICAL
Best person because he invented apple
Steve Jobs the only reason the iPhone was invented.
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.
Introduced the automobile and the assembly line a true revolutionary titan at his time
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
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.
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.
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.
Should not be on this list. This man is a fraud.
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.
Elvis opened the doors for black music to white people. B.B King, Rufus Thomas ( who was the first DJ to play his records on a black radiostation ), James Brown, Little Richard etc... all said it. He made black music popular wich was separated in the fifties. In popular culture he has moved things forward. He was an inspiration for new haircuts, clothes and many more. The start of modern teen music starts with him. His first gold record " Heartbreak Hotel " was written by him in collaboration with Mae Axton ( for those who say that he never wrote anything, he has written also other few songs ). He has never " stole " any song. Covers of existing songs were common in those days. He even financed Arthur Crudup's recording sessions with FIRE RECORDS ( the writer of " That's allright ", " My baby left me ", " So glad you're mine " ). Black songwriters and singers like Otis Blackwell ( " Don't be cruel ", " All shook up "... ) wrote songs especially for Elvis Presley ( even if Elvis ...more
Not only significant for the USA but also significant for the world. He was the first real teen idol who exported rock and roll and a style outside the USA. Without him all other " fathers of rock and roll " would have never sold records besides their own country.
Elvis was a talentless idiot who stole all his songs.
Made American strong. Made us proud to be American S. Not like pres berry who turns his back on what made us great.
Saved the world as the commander of Allied forces during World War 2, then was presided over an amazing period of prosperity and growth in the USA.
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.