Who Are Some Famous Americans?


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Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Benjamin Franklin and Elvis Presley are some famous Americans. BiographyOnline.net and TheAtlantic.com are some places to find an elaborate list of famous and influential Americans. Richard Nixon, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Henry Ford are some other famous Americans.

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Who Are Some Famous Americans?
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Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States from March 4, 1861, to April 15, 1865. He was assassinated while serving as president. As the 16th president of the United States, he was in charge during the turbulent times of the Civil War and played an important role in abolishing slavery and preserving the Union.

Civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the nonviolent civil rights movement in America. With great oratory skills, he was hugely responsible for helping to end segregation in the Deep South. He is also famous for his “I Have a Dream Speech,” which he delivered at the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.

One of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was politician, author, scientist, diplomat and a statesman. He was one of the strongest supporters of a unified America and urged the colonies to work together towards achieving it. The Franklin stove, bifocals and the lightning rod are some of his many inventions. As a scientist, he played an important role through his discoveries and theories relating to electricity.

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