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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
    + 1191
    - 244

    the people's #1
    Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1180
    - 131

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 993
    - 114

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 736
    - 419

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 685
    - 241

    Manhattan, New York City, New York

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 967
    - 400

    Tampico, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 750
    - 351

    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 553
    - 202

    Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 575
    - 203

    Denison, Texas, USA

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 573
    - 141

    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 433
    - 228
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 467
    - 121

    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 442
    - 241

    Lamar, Missouri, USA

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 282
    - 201

    Germantown, Virginia, Virginia

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 275
    - 80

    added by AubriMcHughSimmons
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 273
    - 514

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 300
    - 375

    Fürth, Germany

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 237
    - 252

    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 333
    - 105

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 314
    - 471

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 267
    - 368

    often listed
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 296
    - 283

    Fairview, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 235
    - 160

    added by JAlexTurner
    George C Marshall

  25. 25
    + 296
    - 132

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 105
    - 73

    added by k2ndirish45
    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 344
    - 292

    added by CalebBaker
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 391
    - 608

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 264
    - 141

    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 472
    - 458

    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 413
    - 967

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 185
    - 426

    Grand Chute, Wisconsin, USA

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  33. 33
    + 165
    - 288

    Los Angeles, California, USA

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 131
    - 270

    Salem, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 213
    - 554

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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  36. 36
    + 164
    - 218

    ranked low on reranks
    Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 287
    - 513

    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 119
    - 207

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Kingston, Tennessee, USA

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  39. 39
    + 109
    - 227

    Brandon, Vermont, USA

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 121
    - 258

    Kinderhook, New York, USA

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  41. 41
    + 95
    - 197

    added by CWinn
    Danville, Vermont, USA

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  42. 42
    + 82
    - 268

    Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 85
    - 200

    added by Sesel88
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 157
    - 498

    Plains, Georgia, USA

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 74
    - 287

    often listed & added by Sesel88
    Winnfield, Louisiana, USA

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 61
    - 219

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Maryland, USA

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 170
    - 107

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

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  48. 48
    + 255
    - 260

    ranked low on reranks & added by stampman22
    Calgary, Canada

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  49. 49
    + 120
    - 104

    added by BillMcCormick
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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  50. 50
    + 110
    - 93

    added by FrancisZaia
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA

    ) open
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