"The eagle. The eagle is a majestic bird!"
"The eagle is a scavenger, a thief and coward. A symbol of over ten centuries of European mischief."
"And the turkey?"
"The turkey is a truly noble bird. Native american, a source of sustenance to our original settlers, and an incredibly brave fellow who wouldn't flinch from attacking a whole regiment of Englishmen single-handedly! Therefore, the national bird of America is going to be..."
"The eagle!"Benjamin Franklin and John Adams discuss a new nation's national bird, "1776" (1972)