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
US Senator

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

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

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

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961
44th U.S. President
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743
3rd U.S. President

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929
Civil Rights Activist
Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
12 February 1809
American President.

Tammy DuckworthTammy Duckworth
12 March 1968
U.S. Representative
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917
35th President of the United States

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911
40th U.S. President

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858
26th U.S. President

Beau BidenBeau Biden
03 February 1969
Son of Joe Biden
Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940
Politician

Bill ClintonBill Clinton
19 August 1946
 

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

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
06 July 1946
43rd U.S. President
Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
01 October 1924
39th U.S. President

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735
2nd U.S. President
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822
Abolitionist

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
15 March 1767
7th President of the United States

Richard NixonRichard Nixon
09 January 1913
37th President of the United States
George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
12 June 1924
41st U.S. President

Mike PenceMike Pence
07 June 1959
Vice President of the United States
Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant
27 April 1822
18th U.S. President

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley
20 January 1972
Governor of South Carolina

Lyndon B. JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson
27 August 1908
36th President of the U.S.A
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister

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Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson
28 December 1856
28th U.S. President
Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
14 October 1890
34th U.S. President

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

Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo
06 December 1957
Governor of New York

Louis FarrakhanLouis Farrakhan
11 May 1933
Political Activist
Gerald FordGerald Ford
14 July 1913
President of the USA
Colin PowellColin Powell
05 April 1937
65th United States Secretary of State

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

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

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
20 November 1925
Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Jim MattisJim Mattis
08 September 1950
Former United States Secretary of Defense

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942
United States Senator

John McCainJohn McCain
29 August 1936
United States Senator

Dick CheneyDick Cheney
30 January 1941
Former Vice President of the United State

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
United States Secretary of Education
Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954
Former United States Secretary of State

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

Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar
04 October 1981
U.S. Representative

David KoreshDavid Koresh
17 August 1959
Religious Leader
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941
Politician

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland
18 March 1837
President of the U.S.A

Robert ByrdRobert Byrd
20 November 1917
Politician

Sarah PalinSarah Palin
11 February 1964
Former Governor of Alaska

David DukeDavid Duke
01 July 1950
Politician

George WallaceGeorge Wallace
25 August 1919
 
John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767
 

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

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

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874
31st U.S. President
Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for

Warren G. HardingWarren G. Harding
02 November 1865
President of the U.S
Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948
Politician

Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
13 July 1821
Military commander

Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
22 June 1949
United States Senator
William McKinleyWilliam McKinley
29 January 1843
President of the U.S.A

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm
30 November 1924
 
Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
22 February 1932
Former US Senator

Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis
14 September 1978
Governor of Florida

Cory BookerCory Booker
27 April 1969
United States Senator
Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
27 May 1923
Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)

William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773
 
Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
04 July 1872
President of the U.S.A

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
17 February 1942
American political activist

Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson
21 January 1824
General
James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791
15th U.S. President
Elijah MuhammadElijah Muhammad
07 October 1897
Religious Leader

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
18 March 1782
7th Vice President of the U.S.A

Benjamin HarrisonBenjamin Harrison
20 August 1833
23rd President of the United States

William Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft
15 September 1857
President of the U.S.A
Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970
Politician

John KerryJohn Kerry
11 December 1943
Politician

Rand PaulRand Paul
07 January 1963
US Senator

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

James A. GarfieldJames A. Garfield
19 November 1831
President of the U.S.A
John LewisJohn Lewis
21 February 1940
Former United States Representative

Strom ThurmondStrom Thurmond
05 December 1902
Former United States Senator
Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880
 

Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
11 October 1884
Former First Lady of the United States
Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg
22 March 1817
Military Leader
Michael FlynnMichael Flynn
30 November 1958
Former United States National Security Advisor