Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Who Are The 20 Most Influential Americans Ever?

Photo Credit: History Rewound
TIME Magazine has come up with what it feels are the twenty most influential Americans of all-time.

Here is its list:

1. George Washington
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark
6. Abraham Lincoln
7. Sitting Bull
8. Alexander Graham Bell
9. Thomas Edison
10. Henry Ford
11. Orville & Wilbur Wright
13. Margaret Sanger
14. Albert Einstein
15. Franklin D. Roosevelt
16. Louis Armstrong
17. James Watson
18. Martin Luther King, Jr.
19. Muhammad Ali
20. Steve Jobs

Overall, I think this is a good list (although there are a few entries I might disagree with). From my perspective, some other people that immediately come to mind that could have been included are Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan B. Anthony, Jackie Robinson, Billy Graham and John F. Kennedy.

What are your thoughts? Who might you have included?


J. Hill said...

Jackie Robinson, Frederick Douglas, Michael Jackson, Little Richard, Oprah, to name a few. It's a tough list depending on how you view it.

scottmcrocker said...

Good suggestions, James.