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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Abraham Lincoln

    1809 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 68
    1743 More
    96
  3. 3
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    Down 58
    1732 More
    96
  4. 4
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    Down 64
    1706 More
    92
  5. 5
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    Down 259
    1882 More
    84
  6. 6
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    Down 224
    1911 More
    75
  7. 7
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    Down 161
    1858 More
    75
  8. 8
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    Down 215
    1917 More
    69
  9. 9
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    Down 141
    1755 More
    64
  10. 10
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    1735 More
    61
  11. 11
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    Down 129
    1890 More
    60
  12. 12
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    Down 143
    1767 More
    56
  13. 13
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    1751 More
    53
  14. 14
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    1923 More
    52
  15. 15
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    1913 More
    50
  16. 16
    Up 159
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    1908 More
    49
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Harry S. Truman

    1884 More
    49
  18. 18
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    1777 More
    48
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Woodrow Wilson

    1856 More
    48
  20. 20
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    Down 142
    1755 More
    44
  21. 21
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    Down 35

    ranked low on reranks
    Patrick Henry

    1736 More
    44
    added by: AubriMcHughSimmons
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jefferson Davis

    1808 More
    43
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    John Hancock

    1737 More
    41
    added by: CWinn
  24. 24
    Up 155
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    George C Marshall

    1880 More
    39
    added by: JAlexTurner
  25. 25
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    1767 More
    39
    added by: freeafter3
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    1946 More
    38
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    1793 More
    38
    added by: CWinn
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    1946 More
    37
  29. 29
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    1860 More
    36
  30. 30
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    1908 More
    35
  31. 31
    Up 237
    Down 642
    1961 More
    34
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    1891 More
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  33. 33
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    1941 More
    34
  34. 34
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    1782 More
    32
  35. 35
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    Down 382
    1932 More
    32
  36. 36
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    Down 158
    1813 More
    31
  37. 37
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    Down 146
    1882 More
    31
    added by: AlanDeanNaldrett
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    Down 189
    1782 More
    29
  39. 39
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    Down 200
    1855 More
    28
  40. 40
    Up 54
    Down 137
    1792 More
    28
    added by: CWinn
  41. 41
    Up 53
    Down 139
    1811 More
    27
    added by: Sesel88
  42. 42
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    1924 More
    25
  43. 43
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    Down 199

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Huey Long

    1893 More
    24
    added by: Sesel88
  44. 44
    Up 243
    Down 152

    ranked low on reranks
    Rand Paul

    1963 More
    23
    added by: CalebBaker
  45. 45
    Up 26
    Down 152

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Roger Brooke Taney

    1777 More
    22
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ted Cruz

    1970 More
    21
    added by: stampman22
  47. 47
    Up 93
    Down 70
    1745 More
    19
    added by: Sesel88
  48. 48
    Up 47
    Down 26
    1964 More
    17
    added by: BillMcCormick
  49. 49
    Up 146
    Down 175
    1971 More
    17
    added by: CalebBaker
  50. 50
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    Down 127
    1795 More
    16
    added by: AlanDeanNaldrett
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