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What makes America... America?

What makes America... America?

This month at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, we’re asking ourselves, our social media followers, and our visitors on the museum floor to respond to the two questions below. We will consider your answers as we build our plan for the future.

Your participation is optional and voluntary, and you can stop at any time. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please feel free to contact us at

Thanks for your help!

1. When you think about America, what three objects or images come to mind?