Top 10 American IconsAlexandr If you dust off your old reference books and look up the word "icon," you'll discover that accurate synonyms include "symbol" and "representation." A national icon is someone who, by the mere mention of their name, will remind people of their country. Whether they like it or not, they are representatives of their nation to the rest of the world.
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He was simply the best. He was so generous and not to mention his great voice. He changed America, in a time period that changed the world. He drove girls crazy and was named the "King", and the King of Rock n' roll, the staple music of America. If you mention music Elvis will have to come up somewhere. He is
The man who started modern music not only in America but worldwide. Like John Lennon once said ; " Before Elvis there was nothing ".
Elvis quite clearly number one. He embodied all factions of the U.S. While many American icons like John Wayne represented a strong image for one piece of America, Elvis embodied the entire country and all of its peoples including Black, White, Italian, Irish, White Southerner, etc. He will be remembered along the lines of how Julius Caesar was remembered for Rome, Elvis Presley will ring for America.
A singer above someone who played a huge part in equality? Proof that America is messed up. Smh. - LemonComputerV 3 Comments
He kept the country together and handed the politics of his time!
It takes a man with a vision to lead a country during it’s bad times. And, that man was Abraham Lincoln. He led our country through the American Civil War. He strived hard and did his best to keep the people of the country together or else, today, America would have been many smaller countries instead of one big country. - TechnoTarantino
Isis is correct
Marilyn Monroe was a trend setter following her dreams and achieving more than she was asked for and that's why we see her as an icon, because she helped people see no matter were you're from or where you come from you can do anything you want to.
A woman who came from nothing, and with incredible ambition and hardwork obtained everything she ever wanted. A classic rags to riches take. Marilyn Monroe did what only few ever achieve!
Agreed Great 3 people to start
I weep for our educational system if anyone actually thinks the Russians beat Neil Armstrong to the Moon.
In 10,000 years, the ONLY name on this list that is remembered will be Neil Armstrong.
First human being to leave the planet and walk on another world.
He is awesome
So inspirational a true leader who cared.
Walter Elias Disney, commonly referred to by his alias "Walt", is without a doubt a great man in cinematic history. With many great and sucessful movies to his name, and being the very first voice of his legendary creation, Mickey Mouse, Disney is a great American icon. God knows why it took 47 years for him to be portrayed in a movie.V 1 Comment
She is basically the face of the american entertainment buisness at the moment. As she has endorsed such brands as loreal, pepsi, armani, tommy hilfiger and vizio. She is also the leading female music artist at the moment which makes her being an american icon much more influential and effective. - fisto77V 1 Comment
As an American historical figure, she led 75,000 slaves to the free North, and did so without being detected once. Tubman truly is an American legend.
Hollywood golden era to the oval office and all from a broken home. What else would make the concept of an American icon more real?
The most important person of the 20th Century, he literally saved a dying nation.
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