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20 Things America Has Actually Done Right

This 4th of July, let's focus on the positive.

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2. The civil rights movement.

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6. Rock 'n' roll.

There's been a ton of great music amidst our amber waves of grain, and even though Britain can lay claim to the Beatles and the Stones, we're the ones who invented rock (and hell, blues) in the first place.

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17. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, 1964.

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"Now yesterday and today our theater's been jammed with newspapermen and hundreds of photographers from all over the nation, and these veterans agreed with me that the city never has the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool, who call themselves the Beatles. Now tonight, you're gonna twice be entertained by them. Right now, and again in the second half of our show. Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles. Let's bring them on."

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