“I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country: he is a Bird of bad moral character: like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor and very often lousy.
The Turkey is a much more respectable Bird and withal a true original Native of North America”
Yes its true. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey named the official bird of theÂ US, thinking the Bald EagleÂ to be “of bad moral character.” With 2 weeks to go before Thanksgiving Day, have you wondered how the turkey has been associated with this holiday?
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