When it comes to forging leaders, America has more than earned its stripes.

Dating back to the beginning of our nation, Americans from all walks of life have consistently demonstrated their ability to provide leadership in the midst of national hardship. Brought into an unforgiving world, hardened by the realities of a young democracy and emboldened by boundless possibility, it was America where the strongest of humanity stood tall in the face of adversity and assumed the helm of liberty with fierce determination.

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