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
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964
Vice Preseident-Elect of the United States

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942
President-elect of the United States

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961
44th U.S. President

Beau BidenBeau Biden
03 February 1969
Son of Joe Biden

Mike PenceMike Pence
07 June 1959
Vice President of the United States
Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
11 January 1755
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940
Politician

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911
40th U.S. President
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917
35th President of the United States

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
12 February 1809
American President.

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

Bill ClintonBill Clinton
19 August 1946
 

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
06 July 1946
43rd U.S. President

George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President
Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942
United States Senator

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

Richard NixonRichard Nixon
09 January 1913
37th President of the United States

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858
26th U.S. President
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for
John McCainJohn McCain
29 August 1936
United States Senator

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley
20 January 1972
Governor of South Carolina

Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom
10 October 1967
Governor of California
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929
Civil Rights Activist

Lyndon B. JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson
27 August 1908
36th President of the U.S.A
Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743
3rd U.S. President

Gerald FordGerald Ford
14 July 1913
President of the USA

Aaron BurrAaron Burr
06 February 1756
3rd Vice President of United States
Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
14 October 1890
34th U.S. President

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Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947
Former First Lady, Political Leader
Dick CheneyDick Cheney
30 January 1941
Former Vice President of the United State

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

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941
Politician

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
20 November 1925
Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970
Politician
Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948
Politician

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947
Former Governor of Massachusetts

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735
2nd U.S. President

Sarah PalinSarah Palin
11 February 1964
Former Governor of Alaska
Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar
04 October 1981
U.S. Representative

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson
28 December 1856
28th U.S. President

Dianne FeinsteinDianne Feinstein
22 June 1933
Politician

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822
Abolitionist

Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo
06 December 1957
Governor of New York
Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
15 March 1767
7th President of the United States

Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant
27 April 1822
18th U.S. President
Tammy DuckworthTammy Duckworth
12 March 1968
U.S. Representative

Cory BookerCory Booker
27 April 1969
United States Senator

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982
Politician
Warren G. HardingWarren G. Harding
02 November 1865
President of the U.S

Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland
18 March 1837
President of the U.S.A
Jimmy HoffaJimmy Hoffa
14 February 1913
Labor Union Leader

Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio
08 May 1961
Mayor of New York City

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

James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751
4th President of the United States

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874
31st U.S. President
Rand PaulRand Paul
07 January 1963
US Senator

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

Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
27 May 1923
Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)

John KerryJohn Kerry
11 December 1943
Politician
William Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft
15 September 1857
President of the U.S.A

Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
22 February 1932
Former US Senator
Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
11 October 1884
Former First Lady of the United States

Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954
Former United States Secretary of State
William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773
 

Tim KaineTim Kaine
26 February 1958
Vice Presidential Running Mate of Hillary Clinton
Robert ByrdRobert Byrd
20 November 1917
Politician

John LewisJohn Lewis
21 February 1940
Former United States Representative

Ron PaulRon Paul
20 August 1935
 
David DukeDavid Duke
01 July 1950
Politician

Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
04 July 1872
President of the U.S.A
Walter MondaleWalter Mondale
05 January 1928
The 42nd Vice President of the U.S.A.

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

Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
22 June 1949
United States Senator

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee
19 January 1807
Confederate General in the American Civil War
John GlennJohn Glenn
18 July 1921
Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth

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

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

Elaine ChaoElaine Chao
26 March 1953
United States Secretary of Transportation
Chris ChristieChris Christie
06 September 1962
Governor of New Jersey

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

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767
 

John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790
10th U.S. President

Bob DoleBob Dole
22 July 1923
Politician, Lawyer
Benjamin HarrisonBenjamin Harrison
20 August 1833
23rd President of the United States

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm
30 November 1924
 
James K. PolkJames K. Polk
02 November 1795
 

Dan QuayleDan Quayle
04 February 1947
Former Vice President of the United States
Strom ThurmondStrom Thurmond
05 December 1902
Former United States Senator
James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791
15th U.S. President