100 most influential Americans?

The Atlantic Monthly has posted a list of the 100 Americans who a panel of historians consider to be the most influential in American history.

I suggested adding five people to the list:

I also noted five people I thought could be removed:

  • Stephen Foster
  • Herman Melville
  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Alexander Graham Bell (someone else was about to invent the telephone)
  • The Wright Brothers (someone else would have invented the airplane)
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