"America is best described by one word...Freedom."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

The National Symbol of the USA, the bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America.. The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent. The eagle represents freedom.