Sunday, November 16, 2008

Most Influential Americans

This list courtesy of The Atlantic, which is a magazine that discusses literature, political science, foreign affairs, and economics.

This is a partial list of something they compiled in December 2006.
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. George Washington
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Franklin D Roosevelt
  5. Alexander Hamilton honestly I am not sure how he ended up so high on this list
  6. Benjamin Franklin
  7. John Marshall
  8. Martin Luther King Jr
  9. Thomas Edison
  10. Woodrow Wilson Kind of surprised he showed up so high in this list as well


  1. Hamilton was HUGELY influential. He was responsible for creating the national bank and set the tone for all conservative politics to follow in America. I’d easily put him in the top 10 (if not 5) most important founding fathers.

  2. Very interesting Dave. I new he was responsible for creating the national bank. I did not think it was that big a deal though. Hmmm.....