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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
    + 1153
    - 239

    the people's #1
    Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1147
    - 126


    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 963
    - 111


    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 710
    - 409

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 661
    - 232


    Manhattan, New York City, New York

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 941
    - 380


    Tampico, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 729
    - 338


    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 530
    - 195


    Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 557
    - 135


    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 553
    - 197


    Denison, Texas, USA

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 419
    - 214
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 454
    - 114


    Port Conway, Virginia, USA

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 427
    - 230


    Lamar, Missouri, USA

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 272
    - 194


    Germantown, Virginia, Virginia

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 263
    - 76

    added by AubriMcHughSimmons
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 260
    - 505

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 289
    - 365


    Fürth, Germany

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 227
    - 247


    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 323
    - 101

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 306
    - 458

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 258
    - 359

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 290
    - 274


    Fairview, Kentucky, USA

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 230
    - 152

    added by JAlexTurner
    George C Marshall

  25. 25
    + 289
    - 128

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 335
    - 276

    added by CalebBaker
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 97
    - 65

    added by k2ndirish45
    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 378
    - 592

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 257
    - 136

    added by CWinn
    Virginia, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 464
    - 435


    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 181
    - 417


    Grand Chute, Wisconsin, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 391
    - 941


    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 158
    - 284


    Los Angeles, California, USA

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 128
    - 267


    Salem, Illinois, USA

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 212
    - 540

    often listed
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 161
    - 215

    ranked low on reranks
    Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 281
    - 497


    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 116
    - 205

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Kingston, Tennessee, USA

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  39. 39
    + 106
    - 223


    Brandon, Vermont, USA

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 119
    - 253


    Kinderhook, New York, USA

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  41. 41
    + 93
    - 195

    added by CWinn
    Danville, Vermont, USA

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 80
    - 266


    Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 83
    - 198

    added by Sesel88
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 151
    - 487


    Plains, Georgia, USA

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 72
    - 282

    often listed & added by Sesel88
    Winnfield, Louisiana, USA

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 60
    - 214

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Maryland, USA

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 166
    - 106

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

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 249
    - 247

    ranked low on reranks & added by stampman22
    Calgary, Canada

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  49. 49
    + 130
    - 118

    added by JeffHayes
    Milton, Massachusetts, USA

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 102
    - 86

    added by FrancisZaia
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA

    ) open
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