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The Most Influential Politicians in American History

List Criteria: U.S. politicians who have significantly affected American life and politics

The most influential politicians in American history, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these rankings a good way to discover how these politicians rank in the public eye. We are defining influence here as - for better or worse - how the actions of this politician shaped American history - so your rankings and votes should not be based on whether or not you like a particular politician or agreed with their policies and actions. Also note that this list of influential politicans is not limited to Presidents and can include other influential office-holders. The most influential political figues in US history can be from local or national politics. You can add any missing pols by making your own version of this list. Love them or hate them, politicians shaped this great country... these are the ones who had the most influence.

So who are the most influential politicians in American history? Who are the greatest politicians in American history? That's up to you to decide, so make your vote count!

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    the people's #1 Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America

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    most listed Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hyde Park, New York, United States of America

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    Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

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    Manhattan, New York City, New York

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    Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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    Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Denison, Texas, United States of America

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    Port Conway, Virginia, United States of America

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    Lamar, Missouri, United States of America

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    Germantown, Virginia, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Stonewall, Texas, United States of America

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    Fürth, Germany

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AubriMcHughSimmons Virginia, United States of America

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Yorba Linda, California, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Virginia, United States of America

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    Fairview, Kentucky, United States of America

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    added by JAlexTurner George C Marshall

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    added by freeafter3 Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    added by CWinn Virginia, United States of America

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    New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    Hope, Arkansas, United States of America

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    added by k2ndirish45 Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Salem, Illinois, United States of America

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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Abbeville, South Carolina, United States of America

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    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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    Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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    added by AlanDeanNaldrett Kingston, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Brandon, Vermont, United States of America

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    Kinderhook, New York, United States of America

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    added by CWinn Danville, Vermont, United States of America

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    Terre Haute, Indiana, United States of America

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    added by Sesel88 Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Plains, Georgia, United States of America

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    often listed & added by Sesel88 Winnfield, Louisiana, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks & added by CalebBaker Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Maryland, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Sesel88 New York City, New York, United States of America

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    added by stampman22 Calgary, Canada

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    added by BillMcCormick Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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    added by FrancisZaia Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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