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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
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    - 176

    most listed
    Shadwell, Virginia, USA

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  3. 3
    + 1340
    - 148


    Virginia, USA

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  4. 4
    + 1121
    - 137


    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 861
    - 475

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

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  6. 6
    + 790
    - 277


    Manhattan, New York City, New York

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  7. 7
    + 1095
    - 472


    Tampico, Illinois, USA

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  8. 8
    + 872
    - 403


    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

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  9. 9
    + 646
    - 175


    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 642
    - 230


    Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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  11. 11
    + 647
    - 243


    Denison, Texas, USA

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  12. 12
    + 532
    - 141


    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

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    + 493
    - 264


    Waxhaws

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    + 486
    - 274


    Lamar, Missouri, USA

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    + 314
    - 226


    Germantown, Virginia, Virginia

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    + 313
    - 104

    added by AubriMcHughSimmons
    Virginia, USA

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  17. 17
    + 276
    - 276


    Virginia, USA

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  18. 18
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    - 420


    Fürth, Germany

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    + 305
    - 582

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

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    + 368
    - 131

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

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    + 354
    - 521

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

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    + 292
    - 409

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Virginia, USA

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    + 259
    - 182

    ranked low on reranks & added by JAlexTurner
    George C Marshall

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    + 149
    - 119

    added by k2ndirish45
    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

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    - 314


    Fairview, Kentucky, USA

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    + 328
    - 158

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

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    - 689

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

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    + 486
    - 1090

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

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    + 294
    - 167

    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn
    Virginia, USA

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    + 377
    - 375

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

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    + 216
    - 476

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

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    + 195
    - 125

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

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    + 186
    - 318

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

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    + 69
    - 21

    added by Legoman
    Monroe Hall, Virginia, Virginia

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    + 526
    - 529


    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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    + 170
    - 172

    added by JeffHayes
    Milton, Massachusetts, USA

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    + 62
    - 30

    added by Legoman
    Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA

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    + 146
    - 303


    Salem, Illinois, USA

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    + 34
    - 45

    added by DonHill
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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    + 234
    - 609

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

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    + 186
    - 240


    Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

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    + 33
    - 41

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

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    + 133
    - 134

    added by FrancisZaia
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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  44. 44
    + 274
    - 332

    added by stampman22
    Calgary, Canada

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  45. 45
    + 309
    - 570


    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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  46. 46
    + 131
    - 143

    added by BillMcCormick
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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  47. 47
    + 38
    - 29

    added by Legoman
    Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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  48. 48
    + 59
    - 152

    added by allandburns7
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  49. 49
    + 128
    - 234

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Kingston, Tennessee, USA

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  50. 50
    + 231
    - 354

    added by CalebBaker
    Miami, Florida, USA

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