The Word Counts of 11 American Things

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1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" (National Anthem version): 80

2. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: 271

3. The Emancipation Proclamation: 719 (title and signatures included)

4. Don McLean's "American Pie": 870

5. The Declaration of Independence: 1,458 (including signatures)

6. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech: 1,652

7. The U.S. Constitution: 4,543 (including signatures)

8. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: 70,544 (source)

9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: 99,121 (source)

10. Moby Dick by Herman Melville: 209,117 (source)

11. The U.S. Tax Code: around 3,800,000

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April 11, 2012 - 5:11pm
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