Monday, November 19, 2012
Rivals - Eagle vs. Turkey
The American Bald Eagle was chosen to be part of the United States national seal in 1782. Not all were in agreement with this choice. Ben Franklin believed that the turkey would have made a better national symbol. According to Franklin, the eagle is a bird of bad moral character. He felt that the turkey is a more respectable and courageous bird and would have been a more appropriate symbol.