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Inspired to be an American on Independence Day

U.S. has had an amazing history. From the war for independence that seemed impossible to win, to the rise of America to a global power, to selecting the first black president. Nowadays, it seems though our country is experiencing troubling conflict. News stories every day bring to light obvious visible distress. Yet, we feel extremely fortunate to be  American. We have the freedom to fundamentally speak what we want to say, to worship where we decide and to work where we like. As patriotic people, we choose to believe we still live in the best country in the world. Clearly, there are actions we must take to improve. Here are some little-known facts about our country’s early period and one of our favorite holidays, Independence Day. Thomas Jefferson created the initial draft of the Declaration of Independence on his “laptop.” It was literally a piece of wood, smoothed and buffed,