America, the world's foremost military and economic power and a prominent political and cultural force, has been led by several highly efficient and progressive leaders since the time of its emergence as an independent nation in 1776. One of the founding fathers of the United States Of America, George Washington, who led the American Revolution and later served as the country’s first president is without doubt one of the greatest leaders America has ever produced. Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence who later served as the U.S. president is also considered to be one of the most successful U.S. Presidents. While Washington’s and Jefferson’s vision helped to lay the foundation for the nation’s rapid development and emergence as a global superpower, it was another leader Abraham Lincoln who led the country through the chaotic period of the U.S. Civil War and signed the Emancipation Proclamation. America has produced leaders not just in the political arena but also in the social justice movements. Social activist and abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton became a leading figure of the early women's rights movement while activist Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as the leader in the civil rights movement in the U.S. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous American leaders.
Donald TrumpDonald Trump
14 June 1946
45th U.S. President
Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961
44th U.S. President

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964
US Senator

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942
Vice President of the U.S.A

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Politician

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
12 February 1809
American President.

Dick CheneyDick Cheney
30 January 1941
 

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917
35th President of the United States
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929
Civil Rights Activist

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911
40th President of the United States
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President

Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
11 January 1755
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.

Richard NixonRichard Nixon
09 January 1913
37th President of the United States
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941
Politician

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
01 October 1924
39th U.S. President
Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
22 June 1949
United States Senator

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940
Politician

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
06 July 1946
43rd U.S. President
Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858
26th U.S. President

Bill ClintonBill Clinton
19 August 1946
 
Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
14 October 1890
34th U.S. President

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
12 June 1924
41st U.S. President

Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar
04 October 1981
U.S. Representative

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743
Political Philosopher & the third President of
Lyndon B. JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson
27 August 1908
President of the U.S.A
John McCainJohn McCain
29 August 1936
United States Senator

Gerald FordGerald Ford
14 July 1913
President of the USA

Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant
27 April 1822
President of the U.S.A

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942
United States Senator
Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947
Former First Lady, Political Leader

Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman
08 May 1884
33rd President of the United States

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
20 November 1925
Brother of President John F. Kennedy

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Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
15 March 1767
7th President of the United States
David DukeDavid Duke
01 July 1950
White Nationalist, Far-Right Politician

Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee
19 January 1807
Confederate General in the American Civil War

Mike PenceMike Pence
07 June 1959
Vice Presidential Running Mate of Donald Trump

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735
2nd U.S. President
Louis FarrakhanLouis Farrakhan
11 May 1933
 

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson
28 December 1856
Father of the League of Nations
Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
27 May 1923
Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)

Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880
 

Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
22 February 1932
Former US Senator

Andrew Johnson - 17 President of the United States of America From April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869Andrew Johnson
29 December 1808
 

Beau BidenBeau Biden
03 February 1969
Son of Joe Biden
Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874
31st U.S. President

James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791
15th U.S. President

Aaron BurrAaron Burr
06 February 1756
3rd Vice President of United States

Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948
Politician
Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland
18 March 1837
President of the U.S.A

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
11 October 1884
Wife of American President Franklin Delano

Warren G. HardingWarren G. Harding
02 November 1865
President of the U.S

Jimmy HoffaJimmy Hoffa
14 February 1913
Labor Union Leader
Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis
03 June 1808
Former President of the Confederate States of

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
William McKinleyWilliam McKinley
29 January 1843
President of the U.S.A

William Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft
15 September 1857
President of the U.S.A

James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751
4th President of the United States
Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
04 July 1872
President of the U.S.A

William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773
 
Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954
 

John KerryJohn Kerry
11 December 1943
Politician

Colin PowellColin Powell
05 April 1937
65th United States Secretary of State

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett
17 August 1786
 
John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767
 
David KoreshDavid Koresh
17 August 1959
Religious Leader

James A. GarfieldJames A. Garfield
19 November 1831
President of the U.S.A

Joseph McCarthyJoseph McCarthy
14 November 1908
 

Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo
06 December 1957
Governor of New York
Sarah PalinSarah Palin
11 February 1964
Former Governor of Alaska

George WallaceGeorge Wallace
25 August 1919
 

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura
15 July 1951
 

John GlennJohn Glenn
18 July 1921
Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
US Secretary of Education
Nikki HaleyNikki Haley
20 January 1972
Governor of South Carolina

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for
George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer
05 December 1839
Military Officer

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk
22 May 1930
 

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson
21 January 1824
General
William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
08 February 1820
General in the Union Army During the American

Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970
Politician
John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790
10th U.S. President

Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate

Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor
24 November 1784
Military Leader and the 12th President of United

James K. PolkJames K. Polk
02 November 1795
 
Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren
05 December 1782
 

GeronimoGeronimo
16 June 1829
Leader
Strom ThurmondStrom Thurmond
05 December 1902
Former United States Senator

Spiro AgnewSpiro Agnew
09 November 1918
39th Vice President of the United States

Paul RyanPaul Ryan
29 January 1970
Speaker of the United States House of

Elijah MuhammadElijah Muhammad
07 October 1897
Religious Leader
R. Budd DwyerR. Budd Dwyer
21 November 1939
Political Leader