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

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982
Politician

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964
US Senator

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917
35th President of the United States

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

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
12 February 1809
American President.

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911
40th U.S. President
Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
11 January 1755
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941
Politician
Dick CheneyDick Cheney
30 January 1941
Former Vice President of the United State

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
01 October 1924
39th U.S. President

George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President
Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
22 June 1949
United States Senator

Richard NixonRichard Nixon
09 January 1913
37th President of the United States
Bill ClintonBill Clinton
19 August 1946
 

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

Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
06 July 1946
43rd U.S. President

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858
26th U.S. President
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929
Civil Rights Activist

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

Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
14 October 1890
34th U.S. President

Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar
04 October 1981
U.S. Representative
Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940
Politician
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

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

John McCainJohn McCain
29 August 1936
United States Senator
Gerald FordGerald Ford
14 July 1913
President of the USA

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Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942
United States Senator

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

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

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735
2nd U.S. President
Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
15 March 1767
7th President of the United States

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

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson
28 December 1856
Father of the League of Nations
David DukeDavid Duke
01 July 1950
White Nationalist, Far-Right Politician

John GlennJohn Glenn
18 July 1921
Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth
Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
22 February 1932
Former US Senator

Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880
 

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

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

Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
27 May 1923
Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)
Aaron BurrAaron Burr
06 February 1756
3rd Vice President of United States

Beau BidenBeau Biden
03 February 1969
Son of Joe Biden

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874
31st U.S. President

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
William McKinleyWilliam McKinley
29 January 1843
President of the U.S.A

George WallaceGeorge Wallace
25 August 1919
 

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
Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
04 July 1872
President of the U.S.A

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

James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791
15th U.S. President
John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767
 

James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751
4th President of the United States
John KerryJohn Kerry
11 December 1943
Politician

Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis
03 June 1808
Former President of the Confederate States of

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

David KoreshDavid Koresh
17 August 1959
Religious Leader
Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
13 July 1821
Military commander
Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954
 

William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773
 

Sarah PalinSarah Palin
11 February 1964
Former Governor of Alaska

Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970
Politician
Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo
06 December 1957
Governor of New York

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett
17 August 1786
 

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

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura
15 July 1951
 

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer
05 December 1839
Military Officer

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
US Secretary of Education
Joseph McCarthyJoseph McCarthy
14 November 1908
 

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley
20 January 1972
Governor of South Carolina

Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens
04 April 1792
Former United States Representative
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for
John Paul JonesJohn Paul Jones
06 July 1747
Scottish American Sailor

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

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk
22 May 1930
 

William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
08 February 1820
General in the Union Army During the American
GeronimoGeronimo
16 June 1829
Leader

John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790
10th U.S. President
Strom ThurmondStrom Thurmond
05 December 1902
Former United States Senator

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren
05 December 1782
 
Spiro AgnewSpiro Agnew
09 November 1918
39th Vice President of the United States

Louis FarrakhanLouis Farrakhan
11 May 1933
 
Rand PaulRand Paul
07 January 1963
US Senator