America has some national symbols that have just stood the test of time. From apple pie and baseball, to their various big-name politicians, the United States of America continues to be a huge superpower in the world. People all around the world look to America to help them out, protect its citizens, and model the best practices for democracy and peace. Though, we all know that in reality, that is all easier said than done. There have been plenty of instances in which America did not live up to its promises or potential, yet people continue to flock to this country in hopes of a better life. The American Dream seems to still exist, at least in some people's hearts and minds.
Therefore, we are going to take a look at some of the most notable things that people in and out of the United States think about America. And then we are going to throw you for a loop because this is our list of 20 Fascinating Things About America You Didn’t Know. From the inside scoop about this country’s famous Presidents, to the national symbols that have become huge elements of patriotism, we are going to take a closer look at the facts. You may be surprised by the real stories behind the country’s leaders and traditions. For example, did you know that Uncle Sam was a real guy? And Captain America is not all that American.
Let’s get started and share even more with you. Enjoy our list and impress your friends with your new American knowledge!
20 Ben Franklin Invented Swimming Fins
19 People Live in the Grand Canyon
18 The U.S. Air Force is the Largest in the World
17 A Long-Standing Tradition
16 George Washington Loved Alcohol
15 The Bald Eagle Screech is a Sham
14 Abe Lincoln was a Wrestler
13 Uncle Sam was Actually Real
12 Howard Taft’s Contribution to Baseball
11 The Mall of America’s Dirty Little Secret
10 Independence Day Should be July 2nd
9 U.S. Presidents Love to Skinny Dip
8 The Statue of Liberty is Full of Foreign Influence
7 Sweet Traditions
6 It’s Literally Harry “S” Truman
5 The Pledge of Allegiance had Humble Beginnings
4 Sorry, Ohio
3 American Football is as Boring as You Think
2 Captain America Isn’t American
1 Lyndon B. Johnson was a Pimp
Trying to outdo John F. Kennedy (who was already considered a heartthrob President,) Lyndon B. Johnson was said to have several mistresses and a nasty habit of exposing himself on the job. Ew. One of LBJ’s most famous mistresses was a Miss Madeleine Duncan Brown, who was seen canoodling with Johnson for years. Despite his tendencies to flirt around with other women, Lyndon B. Johnson was a huge proponent for social justice and reform. He signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, revamped The Great Society, and pushed for the Voting Rights Act. With the way the current Presidential election is going, plenty of Americans would probably be just fine with having someone like LBJ back in office.
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