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    Which Americans, not presidents or military leaders, do you consider the most important in American History? Attached is a poll.
    Last edited by lakechampainer; 07 Apr 10, 08:41. Reason: Please ignore - Can be deleted

  • #2
    NO POLL ti be seen?????
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Bill Gates for starts.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=Half Pint John;1461177]NO POLL ti be seen?????[/QUOTE

        No, I tried to do a poll, but it got messed up, no way to go back and edit. Anyway, Bill Gates would have been one of my five or so choices, out of 25 I was going to show:

        Franklin, Gates, Edison, Ford, Calhoun

        Others: Lee, Marshall, Martin Luther King, J. Edgar Hoover

        Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem, Mark Twain, Jane Addams, Phyllis Schlafly

        Pershing, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, William Jennings Bryant, Frederick Douglas, David Sarnoff

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        • #5
          [QUOTE=lakechampainer;1461371]
          Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
          NO POLL ti be seen?????[/QUOTE

          No, I tried to do a poll, but it got messed up, no way to go back and edit. Anyway, Bill Gates would have been one of my five or so choices, out of 25 I was going to show:

          Franklin, Gates, Edison, Ford, Calhoun

          Others: Lee, Marshall, Martin Luther King, J. Edgar Hoover

          Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem, Mark Twain, Jane Addams, Phyllis Schlafly

          Pershing, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, William Jennings Bryant, Frederick Douglas, David Sarnoff
          Pershing was a military leader. Pete Rozelle should be on this list somewhere. And John Marshall.

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=lakechampainer;1461371]
            Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
            NO POLL ti be seen?????[/QUOTE

            No, I tried to do a poll, but it got messed up, no way to go back and edit. Anyway, Bill Gates would have been one of my five or so choices, out of 25 I was going to show:

            Franklin, Gates, Edison, Ford, Calhoun

            Others: Lee, Marshall, Martin Luther King, J. Edgar Hoover

            Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem, Mark Twain, Jane Addams, Phyllis Schlafly

            Pershing, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, William Jennings Bryant, Frederick Douglas, David Sarnoff
            not Presidents or military leaders
            I think your list is screwed up if you don't want military leaders.
            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=The Ibis;1461405]
              Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post

              Pershing was a military leader. Pete Rozelle should be on this list somewhere. And John Marshall.
              Why Rozelle? What makes him great.

              IF you want, add in Abner Doubleday, father of baseball.
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                [QUOTE=Half Pint John;1461455]
                Originally posted by The Ibis View Post

                Why Rozelle? What makes him great.

                IF you want, add in Abner Doubleday, father of baseball.
                Professional football as we know exists because the the vision of Pete Rozelle. And since it is our current national pastime, I thought it fitting.

                Abner Doubleday's role in baseball is largely myth. If you said KM Landis or Babe Ruth or Jackie Robinson, I could agree.

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=Half Pint John;1461452]
                  Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post



                  I think your list is screwed up if you don't want military leaders.
                  Maybe Marshall is on for his role as Secretary of State?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
                    Which Americans, not presidents or military leaders, do you consider the most important in American History? Attached is a poll.
                    Politics & Law...
                    1) Alexander Hamilton
                    2) John Jay
                    3) John Marshall
                    4) John C. Calhoun
                    5) Benjamin Franklin
                    6) Henry Clay
                    7) Patrick Henry
                    8) George Mason

                    Business & Industry
                    9) Eli Whitney
                    10) Samuel Colt
                    11) Thomas Edison
                    12) Alexander Graham Bell
                    13) Henry Ford
                    14) John D. Rockefeller
                    15) Columbus Marion (Dad) Joiner

                    Science, Engineering & Medicine
                    16) Robert Goddard
                    17) Robert Fulton
                    18) Harrison "Jack" Schmidt
                    19) Neil Armstrong
                    20) Jonas Salk

                    Other
                    21) Martin Luther King
                    22) Samuel Clemens
                    23) Harriet Beecher Stowe
                    24) Harriet Tubman
                    25) Ernest Hemingway
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                    • #11
                      Lots of good names listed above.

                      I'd add Walter Reed and the Wright Brothers. And what list of great Americans is complete without Elvis.

                      "I'm just a hunk a hunk of burnin love" 'Burning Love'

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sgt. Rock View Post
                        Lots of good names listed above.

                        I'd add Walter Reed and the Wright Brothers. And what list of great Americans is complete without Elvis.

                        "I'm just a hunk a hunk of burnin love" 'Burning Love'
                        All three, well four, were on the bubble... But I couldn't have a list that only included old white guys...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                          ... But I couldn't have a list that only included old white guys...
                          I guess we could vote for Rip Van Winkle.

                          I'd add Hank Aaron since sports players were mentioned earlier. Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson were good mentions as well.

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                          • #14
                            I'd also add William Seward who had the vison to purchase Alaska. Considering the price he paid, the return has been incredible.

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                            • #15
                              Booker T. Washington for his agricultural breakthroughs with the soy bean.

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