Greatness Is Not A Given: 'America The Beautiful' Asks How We Can Do Better

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A view of Pikes Peak from the Carroll Lakes, circa 1925. Katharine Lee Bates

Written by a feminist poet who struggled with bouts of depression, the song is an aspirational counterpoint to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — calling on America to use its riches for the common good.

(Image credit: Harry L. Standley/Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum)