By Gary P Jackson
In a special edition of Smithsonian Magazine the editors list the 100 most historically significant Americans of all time. The list is based on information gathered for them by Steve Skiena and Charles Ward,the authors of the book Who’s Bigger?: Where Historical Figures Really Rank, which lists the most significant men and women in history, world wide.
For Smithsonian’s purposes, the most significant Americans of all time are placed in various categories.
Governor Palin is listed among top women:
Most significant Presidents are listed as well:
Ulysses S. Grant
Ronald W. Reagan
George W. Bush
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
One should note that neither Barack Obama or Bill Clinton made the list.
The methodology used to determine who made the list is fascinating. Read the entire article here.
H/T: Ron Devito