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100 Most Influential Americans

January 7th, 2007 · No Comments

[via Amit Varma] The Atlantic has put together a list of the most influential figures in American history. Among them:

1 Abraham Lincoln
He saved the Union, freed the slaves, and presided over Americas second founding.

2 George Washington
He made the United States possiblenot only by defeating a king, but by declining to become one himself.

3 Thomas Jefferson
The author of the five most important words in American history: All men are created equal.

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