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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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    1732

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    most listed 1743

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    the people's #1 1809

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    1706

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    ranked low on reranks 1884

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    added by JAlexTurner George C Marshall 1880

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1908

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    often listed & added by Sesel88 1893

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1777

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    added by CalebBaker 1971

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