In a mere two years, it will have been 240 years since the Great Experiment that is the United States commenced. We have progressed from 13 backwater, remotely located colonies to the greatest nation the world has ever seen. We spread from ocean to ocean and were blessed with abundant raw materials that allowed us to become an industrial giant. We were envied and emulated throughout the world. We called out to the world’s tired, poor, and huddled masses desiring to breath free and they came by the millions to a land of freedom such as the world had never seen. They came to a nation that offered the opportunity to strive for whatever success they were capable of achieving. And they succeeded beyond all belief.

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