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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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    Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 Died at 56 (1809-1865)

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  3. 3
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    most listed Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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  4. 4
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    Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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    Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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    Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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    Died at 61 (1858-1919)

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    Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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    Died at 47 (1757-1804)

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    Died at 91 (1735-1826)

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  11. 11
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    Died at 79 (1890-1969)

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  12. 12
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    Died at 78 (1767-1845)

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  13. 13
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    Died at 85 (1751-1836)

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 65 (1908-1973)

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  15. 15
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    Died at 80 (1755-1835)

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    Died at 88 (1884-1972)

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AubriMcHughSimmons Died at 63 (1736-1799)

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    Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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    Died at 75 (1777-1852)

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  21. 21
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    - 336

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 68 (1856-1924)

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  22. 22
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    ranked low on reranks & added by CWinn Died at 56 (1737-1793)

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    often listed Died at 81 (1808-1889)

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    added by JAlexTurner George C Marshall

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    added by freeafter3 Died at 81 (1767-1848)

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    added by CWinn Died at 70 (1793-1863)

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    Died at 49 (1908-1957)

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    Died at 83 (1891-1974)

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    Died at 77 (1932-2009)

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    Died at 65 (1860-1925)

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    ranked low on reranks & added by k2ndirish45 Died at 43 (1925-1968)

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    Died at 68 (1782-1850)

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    age 74

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    added by AlanDeanNaldrett Died at 79 (1882-1961)

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  38. 38
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    Died at 48 (1813-1861)

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    Died at 80 (1782-1862)

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    Died at 71 (1855-1926)

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    added by CWinn Died at 76 (1792-1868)

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  42. 42
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    added by Sesel88 Died at 63 (1811-1874)

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    often listed & added by Sesel88 Died at 42 (1893-1935)

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  45. 45
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 87 (1777-1864)

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  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks & added by CalebBaker age 52

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  47. 47
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    - 97

    ranked low on reranks & added by Sesel88 Died at 84 (1745-1829)

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    added by stampman22 age 45

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    added by BillMcCormick age 51

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    added by JeffHayes age 91

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