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  • We hope you're ready because you're about to  learn who the worst people in America were.  

  • From serial killers who did unspeakable  things to science experiments gone wrong,  

  • you won't believe what these 20 Americans did.

  • Number 20 on our list is the American  known as theMerchant of Misery.”  

  • James DeWolf was the head of one of the  largest slave-importing families in America.  

  • Based out of Rhode Island, DeWolf amassed  a huge fortune selling other humans.  

  • Normally we think of slavery as happening in the  southern states during early American history,  

  • however, DeWolf made his fortune by selling slaves  in the northern territories. He was indicted for  

  • murder in 1790 for throwing a sick female slave  overboard on one of his ships, but the charges  

  • were dropped. Anyone who dealt in the slave trade  was a bad person, but making tons of money off of  

  • selling other people without any remorse makes  James DeWolf one of the worst Americans ever.

  • In the 1600's William Stoughton was the judge  who presided over many of the Salem witch trials.  

  • He was a crazed madman who saw witches around  every corner. He is also the 19th worst  

  • American on our list. Stoughton had no legal  training and was only educated for ministry.  

  • When women in Salem were accused of being  witches, Stoughton presided over the trials.  

  • He had no intention of allowing the women  representation, or witnesses to defend them.  

  • Instead, Stoughton used his nonexistent legal  background to condemn the women on the basis of  

  • what he believed. He sent 19 people to the gallows  to be hung for witchcraft, 14 of which were women.  

  • William Stoughton was the worst fake judge  presiding over fake claims in American history.

  • Sometimes we forget how terrible Americans were  earlier in the country's history. The atrocities  

  • on other peoples, especially those native to the  land were sometimes unfathomable. John Chivington  

  • is a name you've probably never heard before, but  he is number 18 on our list of the worst Americans  

  • for what he did to native peoples. On November  29, 1864 Colonel John Chivington ordered the  

  • massacre of over 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho womenchildren, and elderly at Sand Creek, Colorado.  

  • They had already surrendered, but Chivington  ordered his men to take no prisoners, and he  

  • watched as his troops slaughtered the defenseless  indigenous people. And something to keep in mind  

  • as you try to grapple with this terrible  American; he was also an ordained minister.

  • For number 17 we come to an early American  president. Presidents can be polarizing  

  • depending on who they are, and what party  they belong to. However, only one president  

  • did nothing as the United States literally  got ripped apart. James Buhanan idly sat by  

  • as the southern states spread slavery further  west after the Louisiana Purchase and Mexican  

  • War. During his inauguration he vehemently  supported the Dred Scott decision in which  

  • the Supreme Court stated that Congress could not  keep slavery out of newly acquired territories.

  • Buchanan also refused to challenge states that  intended to succeed from the Union. Instead,  

  • he let the situation become more and more out of  control, until finally it was all but inevitable  

  • that the southern states would leave the Union  and civil war would ensue. The really messed  

  • up thing is that he repeatedly claimed history  would remember him fondly as a president who  

  • did the duty given to him by the ConstitutionUnfortunately for Buchanan, history remembers  

  • him as one of the worst presidents of all time. And speaking of the Confederacy, there was one  

  • American who may have been worse than all the rest  during the Civil War. Nathan Bedford Forrest is  

  • number 16 on our list because of the heinous war  crimes he committed during the Civil War. In April  

  • of 1864 an entire garrison of black Union soldiers  surrendered to Forrest's troops, but rather than  

  • take the soldiers prisoner, he ordered them killed  even after they laid down their weapons. And this  

  • was not just an execution, it was a slaughter as  Forrest ordered every soldier in the garrison be  

  • killed. It should come as no surprise that Forrest  was also one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan  

  • and may have been the organization's first Grand  Wizard. Either one of these atrocities is enough  

  • to make Forrest one of the worst Americans of all  times, and together they put him high on the list.

  • Men of the cloth are supposed to be loving and  pious, but not Father Charle Coughlin who is  

  • the 15th worst person in America. He used his  popular radio show in the 1930's to spew hate,  

  • facisim, and anti-Semitism across the country. He  is considered to be one of America's first mass  

  • propagandists, and he did not have a nice message  to spread. Basically Coughlin was the first  

  • person to use the airwaves to spread radicalunfounded, messages of hate. Unfortunately,  

  • he would not be the last person to do thisand the practice persists even to this day.

  • Most of the worst people  in America tend to be men,  

  • but not all. Some American  women can be just as bad.

  • Number 14 on our list of the worst people  in America is Belle Gunness, also known as  

  • Hell's Belle.” She was one of the worst female  serial killers to ever live in the United States.  

  • Her body count may have been as high  as 40 people between 1884 and 1908.  

  • Belle lived in Chicago where she killed two  of her husbands and all seven of her children.  

  • She collected the insurance money on her  victim's lives to live a life of luxury.

  • Belle was also reported to have lured suitors to  her farmhouse where she would drug and kill them.  

  • When things started to go south for Belle Gunness  she faked her own death by killing her maid  

  • and last three children. Then she burnt down  her house with all of the bodies inside.  

  • When investigators looked into the fire  they found that the smoldering remains of  

  • the adult body were too small to be BelleThey also uncovered that she had withdrawn  

  • all of her money from the bank only days  before. Belle Gunness was never found,  

  • but her atrocities most definitely make  her one of the worst people in America.

  • Number 13 is a lesser known murderer in  American history. Her name was Clementine  

  • Barnabet. She lived in Louisiana where she may  have murdered as many as 35 people around 1910.  

  • But it is not the amount of people who got her  on this list, it is how she killed them and why.  

  • Barnabet was a member of the Church of SacrificeWhen arrested she stated that priestesses of  

  • the church had given herconjuring bagswhich  would make her undetectable to the police if she  

  • committed a crime. Barnabet claimed that her first  murder was just to see if the Voodoo magic worked,  

  • and then all subsequent murders were the  will of the church. It was reported that  

  • several of Barnabet's victims  were chopped to death by an axe,  

  • making Barnabet one of the earliest  axe murderers in American history.

  • What this next American did is so messed up  

  • and unbelievable that even the  Nazi's kept tabs on his work.

  • Number 12 on our list is Charles  Davenport. Davenport was an American  

  • proponent of eugenics. This  alone makes him a bad person,  

  • but what he did to others in the name of science  makes him one of the worst people in America.  

  • His goal was to create an American master  race of Nordic and Anglo-Saxon Protestants.  

  • He advocated for immigration restrictions of  “undesirableethnic groups. Davenport was also  

  • a vocal proponent for sterilization of certain  groups and forbidding marriages between races.

  • He also contributed to the unknown sterilization  of between 40,000 and 70,000 people during  

  • this time. Most of these people were pooruneducated, and of non-white populations.  

  • This was a dark part of American history often  not talked about. Davenport and his colleagues  

  • literally sterilized tens of thousands  of Americans. At the end of World War  

  • II German leaders cited America's eugenic  sterilization laws in defense of their own  

  • actions at the Nuremberg war crimes tribunalsThink about how messed up that is for a second.

  • Number 11 on the list of worst people in America  also exploited pseudoscience and bad practices  

  • for his own means. Both animals and humans  were definitely harmed by this next American.

  • At the turn of the twentieth century John  Brinkley made millions of dollars through  

  • implanting goat testicles in men to help restore  their virility. I think it is pretty obvious why  

  • he is on the list of worst people in AmericaEventually the American Medical Association  

  • sued him for libel and his practice quickly  collapsed as he went bankrupt. He did this  

  • procedure to hundreds of men, 42 of which we  know died from infections after the procedure.  

  • None of the men had increased potency because of  the goat testicles now attached to their bodies.

  • We are now moving forward in American history and  you may be surprised how much worse things get.  

  • The worst people in America are actually  more recent than you might think.

  • The 10th worst American on our list is Samuel  Little. Little was one of the most deadly,  

  • if not the deadliest, serial killer in American  history. He claimed to have killed as many as 93  

  • victims between 1970 and 2012. Although not all of  these murders were actually connected to Little,  

  • the FBI did launch an investigation to see how  many innocent lives were taken by the serial  

  • killer. They confirmed that Little killed at  least 50 people and that it was likely his  

  • total body count was closer to the 90's. Many of  his victims were strangled to death so the last  

  • thing they ever saw was the crazed look in Samuel  Littles' eyes as they slowly lost consciousness.

  • Ted Bundy is a name you've probably heard  and it should come as no surprise that he  

  • is number 9 on the list. Bundy was often  identified as charismatic and good looking,  

  • which is an odd description for someone  as terrible as this serial killer.  

  • He kidnapped, abused, and murdered numerous  women. He confessed to killing 30 women,  

  • but the worst part is that many of the lives  could have been saved. Bundy was arrested  

  • and incarcerated multiple times, but he  escaped from prison not once, but twice.  

  • He murdered multiple victims in the same day, and  is even reported to have abducted multiple women  

  • from the exact same location only hours apartHe was eventually executed by electric chair,  

  • but we may never know the full extent of the  carnage left behind by this terrible American.

  • If you're afraid of clowns,  

  • number 8 on our list of worst people  in America is probably the reason why.

  • John Wayne Gacy murdered a minimum  of 33 young men in the 1970's.  

  • This should be enough to make him one  of the worst Americans of all time,  

  • but this gruesome murderer took things to  nightmarish levels. He was known as the  

  • Killer Clown.” This was because he performed  shows as a character namedPogo the Clown”  

  • orPatches the Clownat different children's  hospitals and charity events. He would abduct  

  • young men from these functions and bring them  back to his house near Chicago where he would  

  • abuse and torture his victims before eventually  using a garrote to strangle the boys to death.

  • What's worse than a person committing their own  atrocities? People who get others to do their  

  • bidding for them. And the next few people  on our list are the worst of the worst.

  • Number 7 on our list of worst people  in America embodies this persona.  

  • Charles Manson gathered a group of about 100  followers who were called The Manson Family.  

  • They carried out as many as 35 killings. One of  the most brutal killings was in 1969 when The  

  • Manson Family murdered a number of Hollywood's  elites at a dinner party. And although Manson  

  • was not directly involved in the massacrehe was charged with inciting the violence.  

  • He was convicted of first degree murder for  directing members of his cult to commit the crime.  

  • The family members claimed that they killed in  the name of Manson because the Hollywood industry  

  • had rejected their leader. Anyone who  would brain wash over a hundred people  

  • and use them for his own deranged means is  definitely one of the worst people in America.

  • Number 6 and 5 is a tag team duo. They are both  terrible people who did horrible things to others.  

  • Keith Raniere was the founder of a pyramid scheme  turned cult called NXIVM. Think of it as a pay as  

  • you go program. As you want to learn more about  Raniere's philosophy and teachings, you have  

  • to pay more and more money. And if this wasn't  bad enough, members were so invested that they  

  • started recruiting their own friends and family  into the cult. It was literally a pyramid scheme.

  • As the years progressed more and more membersespecially women, found themselves being exploited  

  • by Keith Raniere and his close associate Allison  Mack. They would target anyone who had even the  

  • slightest interest in the organization saying  it would change their lives. They collected  

  • millions of dollars from their members since each  level in the organization required that they take  

  • courses offered by NXIVM to receive peace  and understanding around their lives.

  • Of course all of this was just a way to make  money and no benefits came from the courses they  

  • offered. But this is where things get really darkThere were special groups of women that Allison  

  • Mack would recruit from within the cult. This  group of women would be literally branded with a  

  • hot poker and the brand itself was unbelievableThe women were told it was a special symbol,  

  • but what the brand turned out to be were the  initials of Keith Raniere and Allison Mack.

  • As you might suspect from a cult leader, the women  who were branded and others in the organization  

  • were sexually assaulted by  Keith Raniere. Both Raniere  

  • and Mack were arrested in Mexico and  extradited back to the United States.  

  • Keith Raniere received 120 years in  prison for racketeering, sex trafficking,  

  • and forced labor conspiracy. Allison Mack only  received three years in prison for racketeering,  

  • even though other women have come forward and said  that Allison Mack was the reason they got branded,  

  • and that she helped lure unsuspecting  women into the clutches of Keith Raniere.

  • Number 4 is a man who literally made up a religion  to influence followers and hold power over them.  

  • This man was a sci-fi and fantasy author named  L. Ron Hubbard. The religion he created is  

  • called Scientology. You've probably heard horror  stories of people who were pretty much abducted  

  • into the Church of Scientology and had to escapeHubbard didn't so much start a religion as a cult.

  • Hubbard used made up stories about aliens and  what he calledDianeticsas the foundation  

  • of his cult. He promised members that through his  teachings they could remove the trauma from their  

  • mind and live a life of happiness. Obviously  there wasn't, and still isn't, any evidence  

  • that Scientology and its teaching can provide  benefits to someone's life. But people paid  

  • massive amounts of money to join the organizationand once they were in, they were trapped.

  • Hubbard completely made up the teachings  of Scientology and accumulated massive  

  • amounts of money from its members. But  the lasting effects of Scientology,  

  • the abuse of its members, and the  lies about being able to help people  

  • are what makes L. Ron Hubbard one  of the worst people in America.

  • What these next few Americans  did will shock and disgust you.

  • The top 3 worst people in America were all into  necrophilia. Earle Nelson makes our list not  

  • because of how many people he killed, but who his  victims were and what he did to the bodies after  

  • they were dead. In the 1920's Nelson was known  as theGorilla Killerorthe Dark Strangler”  

  • for the murders he committed along the west  coast of the United States. He would target  

  • middle aged landladies, rent an apartment  from them, and then brutally murder the women.  

  • He killed the woman via strangulation and then  used their bodies after death. Nelson was also  

  • connected to the killing of a 14-year-old girl who  he not only killed, but mutilated after she died.

  • Number 2 on our list is Gary RidgwayHe was known as The Green River Killer.  

  • In the 1980's and 90's he targeted sex workers  from Seattle. He was convicted of 49 murders,  

  • but is suspected of killing over  90 women. Other than sex workers,  

  • Ridgway also targeted women in vulnerable  circumstances and young females who were  

  • under-aged runaways. He would dump the  bodies in secluded areas of King County,  

  • Washington and was reported to go back to them  to have sexual intercourse with their corpses.

  • We have now reached the end of our list. The  worst person in America goes to Jeffrey Dahmer  

  • who took being terrible to a whole new  level. Dahmer was a serial killer who  

  • targeted mostly African American men at gay  bars and other public places. He lured them  

  • back to his house where he offered them alcohol  laced with drugs that would knock them out.  

  • After the victims were subdued  he would strangle them to death.

  • Once his victims were dead Dahmer  engaged in sexual acts with the corpses.  

  • If this wasn't bad enough he would then dismember  the bodies and dispose of the remains. However,  

  • perhaps the worst part was that Dahmer kept  souvenirs of his victims like their skulls  

  • or genitalia. And if all of this wasn't bad  enough, Jeffry Dahmer would take photos of  

  • the murder and mutilation processes so he  could remember and relive each heinous act  

  • after committing them. The body parts in his  fridge and photos of his gruesome atrocities  

  • are clear evidence that Jeffry Dahmer  was the worst person in America.

  • Now check outAmerican Behaviors  Considered Rude In Other Countries.”  

  • Or watchWho Are The Most Evil  Serial Killers in America?”

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