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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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    most listed
    Shadwell, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1158
    - 240

    the people's #1
    Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1151
    - 128

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 967
    - 112

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 715
    - 411

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New York City, Hyde Park, New York

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 664
    - 235

    Manhattan, New York City, New York

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 943
    - 384

    Tampico, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 732
    - 338

    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 532
    - 196

    Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 557
    - 137

    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 555
    - 198

    Denison, Texas, USA

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 421
    - 216
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 454
    - 116

    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 428
    - 231

    Lamar, Missouri, USA

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 272
    - 196

    Germantown, Virginia, Virginia

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 264
    - 77

    added by AubriMcHughSimmons
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 261
    - 506

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stonewall, Texas, USA

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 289
    - 367

    Fürth, Germany

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 228
    - 248

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 323
    - 101

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 306
    - 460

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Yorba Linda, California, USA

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 258
    - 361

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 290
    - 276

    Fairview, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 230
    - 152

    added by JAlexTurner
    George C Marshall

  25. 25
    + 289
    - 128

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 336
    - 279

    added by CalebBaker
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    ) open
  27. 27
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    - 66

    added by k2ndirish45
    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 380
    - 594

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hope, Arkansas, USA

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 257
    - 136

    added by CWinn
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 464
    - 439

    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 182
    - 419

    Grand Chute, Wisconsin, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 398
    - 944

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 159
    - 284

    Los Angeles, California, USA

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 129
    - 267

    Salem, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 212
    - 541

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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  36. 36
    + 161
    - 215

    ranked low on reranks
    Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 283
    - 500

    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 116
    - 205

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Kingston, Tennessee, USA

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  39. 39
    + 106
    - 223

    Brandon, Vermont, USA

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 120
    - 253

    Kinderhook, New York, USA

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  41. 41
    + 93
    - 195

    added by CWinn
    Danville, Vermont, USA

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 80
    - 266

    Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 83
    - 198

    added by Sesel88
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 151
    - 488

    Plains, Georgia, USA

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 72
    - 283

    often listed & added by Sesel88
    Winnfield, Louisiana, USA

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 60
    - 215

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Maryland, USA

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 166
    - 106

    ranked low on reranks & added by Sesel88
    New York City, New York, USA

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 250
    - 250

    ranked low on reranks & added by stampman22
    Calgary, Canada

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  49. 49
    + 131
    - 121

    added by JeffHayes
    Milton, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 114
    - 102

    added by BillMcCormick
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA

    ) open
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