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50 Most Influential Americans 2 👤

Can you name the 50 most influential figures in American history?
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Life Dates:
Influential Figure:
Known for:
1879-1966
Margaret Sanger
Social Activism
1805-1844
Joseph Smith
Religion
1841-1935
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Arts/Thought
1955-Present
Bill Gates
Invention/Industry
1767-1848
John Quincy Adams
Politics
1796-1859
Horace Mann
Social Activism/Politics
1807-1870
Robert E. Lee
Military
1782-1850
John C. Calhoun
Politics
1856-1924
Louis Sullivan
Arts/Invention
1897-1962
William Faulkner
Arts
1850-1924
Samuel Gompers
Social Activism
1842-1910
William James
Thought
1880-1959
George Marshall
Military/Politics
1860-1935
Jane Addams
Social Activism
1817-1862
Henry David Thoreau
Thought/Arts
1935-1977
Elvis Presley
Arts
1810-1891
P.T. Barnum
Arts
1928-Present
James D. Watson
Science
1795-1872
James Gordon Bennett
Media
18th/19th Cen. Duo
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Exploration
1758-1843
Noah Webster
Arts
1918-1992
Sam Walton
Industry
1809-1884
Cyrus McCormick
Invention/Industry
1801-1877
Brigham Young
Religion
1895-1948
Babe Ruth
Sports
Life Dates:
Influential Figure:
Known for:
1867-1959
Frank Lloyd Wright
Arts
1921-2006
Betty Friedan
Social Activism
1800-1859
John Brown
Social Activism
1901-1971
Louis Armstrong
Arts
1863-1951
William Randolph Hearst
Media
1901-1978
Margaret Mead
Science/Thought
1901-1984
George Gallup
Media/Politics
1789-1851
James Fenimore Cooper
Arts
1908-1993
Thurgood Marshall
Thought
1899-1961
Ernest Hemingway
Arts
1821-1910
Mary Baker Eddy
Religion
1903-1998
Benjamin Spock
Science
1901-1954
Enrico Fermi
Science
1889-1974
Walter Lippmann
Media
1703-1758
Jonathan Edwards
Religion
1775-1863
Lyman Beecher
Religion/Social Activism
1902-1968
John Steinbeck
Arts
1800-1831
Nat Turner
Social Activism
1854-1932
George Eastman
Invention/Industry
1879-1974
Sam Goldwyn
Arts
1934-Present
Ralph Nader
Politics/Social Activism
1826-1864
Stephen Foster
Arts
1856-1915
Booker T. Washington
Social Activism
1913-1994
Richard Nixon
Politics
1819-1891
Herman Melville
Arts
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2023
It's a nice idea, but I think you'd be better off giving more obvious clues. Three minutes is also very, very short for 50 questions.
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Level 59
Jun 12, 2023
The answers seem subjective. Are these from a study of some kind? Seems weird that Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt aren't on there but Nixon is.