Special Report

56 Most Amazing Things About America Today

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6. Office space

The Pentagon — the headquarters of the Department of Defense — is the world’s largest office building by floor area.

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7. Space exploration

The only people to have walked on the moon’s surface were Americans.

8. Immigration destination

The United States is home to nearly 45 million immigrants — more than any other country in the world.

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9. Music central

Much of the music the world listens to — jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, country, folk, R&B, soul, and gospel — comes out of the United States.

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10. Hollywood is dominant

The U.S. film industry is the largest, oldest, and most profitable film industry in the world. According to research firm IBISWorld, the American film industry generated about $33 billion in 2019.

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