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Opinion

July 2, 2012

Street Talk : July 2, 2012

Who is the most important figure in American history?

"Martin Luther King for the progress he made for the quest for civil rights for both race and religion."

_ John Adams, Delhi, NAACP legal redress committee chairman.

"Abraham Lincoln, because of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War, he was ahead of his time."

_ Donna Briggs, Franklin, antique shop owner.

"George Washington, because he was the most important founder of the country."

_ Nancy Hartmann, Franklin, retired.

"Abraham Lincoln, for the abolishing of slavery."

_ Bob Weidman, Cooperstown, retired.

"James Madison, because of his work with the bill of rights, which has become a basis of life in America."

_ Cheryl Li, Oneonta, nurse.

"Either George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, without those two the country never would have formed."

_ Anthony Miller, Oneonta, retail.

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