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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!

The Most Influential Politicians in American History Politicians
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    the people's #1
    Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

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  2. 2
    + 1228
    - 174

    most listed
    Shadwell, Virginia, USA

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  3. 3
    + 1336
    - 148


    Virginia, USA

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  4. 4
    + 1117
    - 136


    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 857
    - 473

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New York City, Hyde Park, New York

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  6. 6
    + 788
    - 275


    Manhattan, New York City, New York

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  7. 7
    + 1092
    - 468


    Tampico, Illinois, USA

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  8. 8
    + 868
    - 401


    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

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  9. 9
    + 643
    - 174


    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

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  10. 10
    + 639
    - 229


    Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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  11. 11
    + 644
    - 241


    Denison, Texas, USA

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  12. 12
    + 530
    - 141


    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

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  13. 13
    + 492
    - 263


    Waxhaws

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  14. 14
    + 484
    - 273


    Lamar, Missouri, USA

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  15. 15
    + 312
    - 226


    Germantown, Virginia, Virginia

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    + 313
    - 103

    added by AubriMcHughSimmons
    Virginia, USA

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  17. 17
    + 339
    - 419


    Fürth, Germany

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    - 580

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Stonewall, Texas, USA

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  19. 19
    + 275
    - 276


    Virginia, USA

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    + 367
    - 130

    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn
    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 353
    - 518

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Yorba Linda, California, USA

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  22. 22
    + 292
    - 406

    often listed
    Virginia, USA

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    + 259
    - 181

    added by JAlexTurner
    George C Marshall

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    + 148
    - 118

    added by k2ndirish45
    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 322
    - 314


    Fairview, Kentucky, USA

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    + 328
    - 157

    ranked low on reranks & added by freeafter3
    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 439
    - 686

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hope, Arkansas, USA

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    + 482
    - 1088

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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    + 293
    - 165

    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn
    Virginia, USA

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    + 376
    - 369

    ranked low on reranks & added by CalebBaker
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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  31. 31
    + 216
    - 473

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Grand Chute, Wisconsin, USA

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    + 186
    - 317

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Los Angeles, California, USA

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    + 194
    - 125

    added by Sesel88
    New York City, New York, USA

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    + 69
    - 20

    added by Legoman
    Monroe Hall, Virginia, Virginia

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    + 525
    - 526


    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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  36. 36
    + 62
    - 29

    added by Legoman
    Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA

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  37. 37
    + 169
    - 171

    added by JeffHayes
    Milton, Massachusetts, USA

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  38. 38
    + 146
    - 302


    Salem, Illinois, USA

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    + 34
    - 44

    added by DonHill
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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    + 234
    - 608

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 186
    - 239


    Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

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  42. 42
    + 32
    - 39

    added by RobLein
    East Flatbush, New York City, New York

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  43. 43
    + 274
    - 329

    added by stampman22
    Calgary, Canada

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  44. 44
    + 132
    - 133

    added by FrancisZaia
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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  45. 45
    + 309
    - 568


    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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  46. 46
    + 131
    - 142

    added by BillMcCormick
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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  47. 47
    + 37
    - 29

    added by Legoman
    Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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  48. 48
    + 57
    - 152

    often listed & added by allandburns7
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  49. 49
    + 231
    - 350

    added by CalebBaker
    Miami, Florida, USA

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  50. 50
    + 127
    - 233

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Kingston, Tennessee, USA

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