The Top 100 Influential Figures in American History

In 2006, The Atlantic published an article ranking the top figures in American history. Try to name them all, then indignantly protest this list in the comments section!
Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/12/the-top-100-influential-figures-in-american-history/305384/
No, John F. Kennedy's not on there.
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Rank
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Person
1
Politician
Abraham Lincoln
2
Politician
George Washington
3
Politician
Thomas Jefferson
4
Politician
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
5
Politician
Alexander Hamilton
6
Various
Benjamin Franklin
7
Politician
John Marshall
8
Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
9
Inventor
Thomas Edison
10
Politician
Woodrow Wilson
11
Businessman
John D. Rockefeller
12
Politician
Ulysses S. Grant
13
Politician
James Madison
14
Businessman
Henry Ford
15
Politician
Theodore Roosevelt
16
Writer
Mark Twain
17
Politician
Ronald Reagan
18
Politician
Andrew Jackson
19
Writer
Thomas Paine
20
Businessman
Andrew Carnegie
21
Politician
Harry S Truman
22
Singer
Walt Whitman
23
Inventors
Wright Brothers
24
Inventor
Alexander Graham Bell
25
Politician
John Adams
26
Businessman
Walt Disney
27
Inventor
Eli Whitney
28
Politician
Dwight Eisenhower
29
Politician
Earl Warren
30
Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
31
Politician
Henry Clay
32
Scientist
Albert Einstein
33
Writer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
34
Scientist
Jonas Salk
Rank
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Person
35
Athlete
Jackie Robinson
36
Politician
William Jennings Bryan
37
Businessman
J. P. Morgan
38
Activist
Susan B. Anthony
39
Activist
Rachel Carson
40
Educator
John Dewey
41
Activist
Harriet Beecher Stowe
42
Activist
Eleanor Roosevelt
43
Activist
W. E. B. DuBois
44
Politician
Lyndon B. Johnson
45
Inventor
Samuel Morse
46
Activist
William Lloyd Garrison
47
Activist
Frederick Douglass
48
Scientist
Robert Oppenheimer
49
Reformer
Frederick Law Olmsted
50
Politician
James K. Polk
51
Activist
Margaret Sanger
52
Religious Figure
Joseph Smith
53
Politician
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
54
Businessman
Bill Gates
55
Politician
John Quincy Adams
56
Reformer
Horace Mann
57
General
Robert E. Lee
58
Politician
John C. Calhoun
59
Architect
Louis Sullivan
60
Writer
William Faulkner
61
Activist
Samuel Gompers
62
Philosopher
William James
63
Politician
George Marshall
64
Activist
Jane Addams
65
Writer
Henry David Thoreau
66
Singer
Elvis Presley
67
Businessman
P. T. Barnum
Rank
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Person
68
Scientist
James D. Watson
69
Businessman
James Gordon Bennett
70
Explorers
Lewis and Clark
71
Writer
Noah Webster
72
Businessman
Sam Walton
73
Inventor
Cyrus McCormick
74
Religious Figure
Brigham Young
75
Athlete
Babe Ruth
76
Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright
77
Activist
Betty Friedan
78
Activist
John Brown
79
Singer
Louis Armstrong
80
Writer
William Randolph Hearst
81
Scientist
Margaret Mead
82
Pollster
George Gallup
83
Writer
James Cooper
84
Activist
Thurgood Marshall
85
Writer
Ernest Hemingway
86
Religious Figure
Mary Baker Eddy
87
Writer
Benjamin Spock
88
Scientist
Enrico Fermi
89
Writer
Walter Lippman
90
Religious Figure
Jonathan Edwards
91
Activist
Lyman Beecher
92
Writers
John Steinbeck
93
Activist
Nat Turner
94
Businessman
George Eastman
95
Businessman
Sam Goldwyn
96
Politician
Ralph Nader
97
Songwriter
Stephen Foster
98
Reformer
Booker T. Washington
99
Politician
Richard Nixon
100
Writer
Herman Melville
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2014
I think there is a problem with the code for the answer for Walt Whitman.
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2014
Fixed. Thanks!
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Level 79
Jan 14, 2014
Got 49 including Gallup, Dewey, and Edwards. Only one I missed over 35% was LBJ. There is so much wrong with this list of course, but they do get a few things right, too. Funny that Kennedy makes the 100 most influential in all history list, but fails to make the top 100 most influential in American history. Also that Sanger makes this list while Pincus does not, though that's actually one of the things that they did right.
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Level 79
Jan 14, 2014
Also, you misspelled inventor.
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Level 30
Jul 4, 2018
Billy Graham spoke to millions, met presidents, helped change lives of multitudes of people among other things. how quickly we forget.
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Level 38
Jan 21, 2019
Ronald Reagan at #17 and Nixon at #99? - Please!!! Nixon did infinitely more for the image of this country than that "B" actor. Watergate was a great faux pas, but please don't let it cloud your judgment of his accomplishments.