sPoRtZsTuD2318 wrote:Franklin, he invented the ROD!
That's more science than politics. His influence is arguably greater, but this is strictly politics.
Actually, while a person is nominated and competes in only one category, all of their achievements should be used in considering who you vote for. So, while Franklin was nominated in Politics, his work in Science should also be taken into account.
The fact that Jefferson made it this far is a crock.
Lousiana Purchase - TJ sent Monroe and Livingston to buy a small part of land around the Mississippi or at least negotiate safe passage for our ships along the river. They acted on their own, and bought the entire territory when the French surprisingly offered such a great deal.
Constitution - TJ was the freaking secretary. Its not like he went off on his own and the wrote the whole thing. No, he sat in the 2nd Continental Congress and listened to the debates, and when one was resolved, he wrote it down. If any single American deserves credit for the forming of the Constitution its John Adams, was a chief negotiator between differing congressmen, if not the chief negotiator, without whom the colonists may not ever ever settled there varying disputes.
Jefferson is the most overrated American in history, getting credit for major events that were the direct result of the work of others.