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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

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

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  3. 3
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    Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

    ) open
  4. 4
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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

    ) open
  6. 6
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    Manhattan, New York City, New York

    ) open
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    Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

    ) open
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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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  15. 15
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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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    George C Marshall

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    ranked low on reranks & added by freeafter3
    Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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    added by k2ndirish45
    Brookline, 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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    Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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    Los Angeles, California, 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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    Abbeville, South Carolina, United States of America

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    Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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

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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Calgary, Canada

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

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    Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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