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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 & most listed 1809

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    1743

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    1732

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    1706

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    ranked low on reranks 1884

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    1777

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1856

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AubriMcHughSimmons 1736

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1808

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    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn 1737

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    added by freeafter3 1767

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    added by JAlexTurner George C Marshall 1880

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    added by CWinn 1793

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    added by AlanDeanNaldrett 1882

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    added by CWinn 1792

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    added by Sesel88 1811

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    often listed & added by Sesel88 1893

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    ranked low on reranks & added by CalebBaker 1963

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1777

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    ranked low on reranks & added by stampman22 1970

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    added by Sesel88 1745

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    added by BillMcCormick 1964

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    added by CalebBaker 1971

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    added by AlanDeanNaldrett 1795

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