Quiz: Influential Figures in American History

The Atlantic asked 10 eminent historians who they felt were The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History.

Which one of these 10 Americans do you think did not make their list:

  • Bill Gates
  • Mark Twain
  • Babe Ruth
  • Steve Jobs
  • Brigham Young
  • P.T. Barnum
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Robert Oppenheimer
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

So what do you think? Who did not make the list? Take a shot at it and let me know your pick in the comments section.


  1. How many should I pick? Say Barnum and Ruth.

    1. Good picks vanilla but they both made the list. Try again? ツ

    2. Now I know. I looked it up. Someone is off-kilter. Perhaps it is I. But I think not.
      Nice game, Bob. well played.


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