So much of what is great in this world was invented right here in the United States. Where would the world be without barbed wire, Play-Doh, rubber bands, the teddy bear, Viagra, the zipper, the atomic bomb or the automatic bread slicer? Seriously, we invented sliced bread!
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
America also revolutionized sports with more inventions than you can shake a stick at. AstroTurf, the drinking fountain, the skateboard, light bulbs, Kevlar, miniature golf, sunscreen and the digital wrist watch were all invented in the U.S. Some are more important than others, but imagine sports without light bulbs and sunscreen.
Oh, and where would Canada be without our precious Zamboni?
Ideally you already know where I'm going with this, otherwise you are probably extremely confused about the introduction so far based on the title, but in case you don't: Cheerleading was obviously made in the U.S.A. as well.
What started as an all-male activity at Princeton in 1877 has become one of our national pastimes, which is why some of our most beloved celebrities, revered singers and controversial politicians have all served admirably as cheerleaders at some point in their lives.
Here are 25 of our most famous cheerleaders.