is a Legacy? According to the Merriam Webster's
Dictionary, a legacy is anything handed down
from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.
For our purposes, a legacy is someone who has
made a huge impact on our society, and who continues
to influence us today.
we began to search for a topic, we had many
great ideas, but soon realized that just about
all of them were already taken. After much deliberation
and consideration, we landed upon this topic:
making this website, our mission was to educate
our readers about some of the most influential
people in the past century. We came up with
this list based on our own opinions, but also
based on surveys of students and faculty in
our school, and surveys on the internet. Based
on our results, we were able to break down who
everybody viewed as the most important legacies,
from who they knew were important yet did not
know much about. These made up our Honorable
Mention, and Top 12 most influential people.