Most Significant People In American History

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The Top Ten

1 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.

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. - naFrovivuS

He created America.

This is LITTARAY amercia right here.he basicly is the god of america.

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2 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 its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Stopped the civil war.

He is my favorite president of all time he freed the
slaves

3 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.

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.

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4 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong

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.

Walked on the MOON.

5 Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.
6 Franklin Roosevelt

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

7 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is 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 Romney.

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I'm no to thrilled over immigrants recieving more help than us but it is pretty nobel to give possible enemies a chance at a better life

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8 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald 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 establishment ...read more.
9 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

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

10 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

The Contenders

11 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.

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

12 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 ā€“ October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following ...read more.

Steve Jobs the only reason the iPhone was invented.

He is pretty cool. Iā€™m glad that he was a person. Love iOS and my iPhone which would not be there if he was not.

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 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.

He was severly racist

15 Harriett Tubman
16 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and electric motors. Tesla developed and used ...read more.

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.

17 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Should not be on this list. This man is a fraud.

Revisionist history at work.

18 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.
19 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president, George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator Bob Dole.
20 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton

For a guy to have a hit play after him, he would be an amazing contender.

21 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S.
22 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.
23 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.
24 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.

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.

25 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 ā€“ February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia and ...read more.

She was a child actress.

26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
27 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

Three Words:Father of the Constitution

28 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 .
29 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.
30 King George III King George III
31 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.

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.

32 Robert Oppenheimer Robert Oppenheimer

Headed the Manhattan Project.

33 Bill Gates Bill Gates William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.
34 Charles Lindburgh

Being the first person in the world to fly "solo" across the Atlantic Ocean was the equivalent of going to the moon in the 1920's.

35 Orville & Wilbur Wright

Only slightly less significant than going to the moon; these two brothers were the first with powered flight.

36 Ted Bundy Ted Bundy Theodore Robert Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier.
37 Sam Walton
38 John Muir
39 Meriwether Lewis & William Clark
40 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant

Later elected President, but his most significant contribution was as the victorious Commanding General of the Union Army during the Civil War.

41 Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
42 Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

Highest-ranking military officer [Brigadier General] actually on the beach, taking fire at Normandy Beach on D-Day in 1944.
His experience, skill and command was vital to achieving victory that day.
Although he survived the battle, he died less than a month later.
Was portrayed by Henry Fonda in the movie "The Longest Day".

43 Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice

All polls indicate that she could easily win the next election for governor of California, but she keeps saying that she does not intend to run for that office.

Was rated "Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Forbes magazine in 2004 and 2005, and ranked #2 in 2006.

44 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.
45 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams
46 John Hancock John Hancock
47 James Monroe James Monroe
48 James K. Polk

I don't like this president but he was important to U.S. History

49 Paul Revere Paul Revere Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution.
50 Thomas Paine
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