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Which Legendary American Hero Are You?
by Tori Highley
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Growing up in America, most school children learn about our past with stories of legendary heroes. Sitting on carpet squares in the corner of the classroom, with your best friend falling asleep on your shoulder, your school teacher would read you a book about a true American hero. From the folk stories of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox to our modern heroes like Neil Armstrong, picture books, and camp songs have repeated the legends of American heroes since the nation's founding. 

But which of these American stars have you grown up to be? With these legendary heroes in your heart since childhood, there are some pretty big boots to fill. But we know that you are on your way to measuring up to the legacy of these real American legends. By probing your personality and identifying your strengths, we can tell which freedom-fighting hero has most inspired you. 

We already know red, white, and blue runs in your blood, but we don't know who your all-American inspiration has been all these years. Whether you always looked up to Johnny Appleseed or Davy Crockett, find out if you measure up to your legendary role model with our patriotic quiz.

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