61 Fascinating Facts About America
America does not only have the biggest economy in the world but also has one of the most powerful militaries in the world. Do you know that Coca-Cola was invented in a state in the U.S as a medicinal drink? If you are a U.S citizen or a foreigner looking to know more about the United States, then this article is specially crafted for you to discover some of the most interesting facts about America and Americans.
Facts about the American revolution
1. The second turning point of the Revolutionary War came when the Americans won the Battles of Saratoga on September 19 and October 7, 1777.
2. About 200 original copies of the Declaration of Independence were made by John Dunlap, a printer.
3. During the American revolution, more soldiers died of diseases than in battle.
4. The British came close to winning the war at the Brooklyn heights but Washington escaped with his men due to a storm.
5. Deborah Sampson was an American patriot that disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.
6. Other women who weren’t able to fight in the warlike Deborah acted as spies during the revolution.
7. Prior to the conflict, the British believed that the Americans would pose a little challenge in the event of war because they had neither a navy nor an organized army.
8. The minutemen contributed to fighting the war daily. The minutemen were men who were not active in the army.
Facts about the American flag
9. If a U.S. flag is to be displayed in stationary flagstaffs in the open or on buildings, it should only be on display from sunrise to sunset. It can, however, be displayed during the hours of darkness, if the place is well illuminated.
10. The red, white, and blue color on the American flag didn’t come by mistake, it was chosen carefully. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well; red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
11. The flag of the United States was not designed by a professional, rather it was designed by a high school student.
12. There have been 27 versions of the United States flag before the present one. A new version came in after a new state was created.
13. The national flag of the United States has a day separated for its recognition.
14. The present version of the US flag has not been changed for more than 50 years now.
15. A total number of 5 United States flags have touched the surface of the moon.
16. If a USA flag is damaged beyond repair, it should be disposed of in a dignified manner.
Facts about American history
17. Having the job as an American president is considered to be the deadliest job in America because of the historical deaths of those on seats such as Abraham Lincoln.
18. Eight people out of the 56 people that signed America’s declaration of independence were British.
19. The first president of America, George Washington was not the first American president to live in the white house.
20. The independence day didn’t happen on 4th July, rather it was on the 2nd of July.
21. The tallest president of America was Abraham Lincoln at 6 feet 4 inches and he was inducted into the wrestling hall of fame.
22. The Statue of Liberty was a gift France gave to the United States in 1886.
23. The original capital of the United wasn’t Washington D.C but Philadelphia.
24. The University of Harvard was the first university in the United States.
Facts about American Culture
25. Most Americans like to eat on the go at restaurants as they don’t have time to have a proper meal.
26. It is an American culture to live big and in luxury, no wonder many people want to live the American dream.
27. It is an American culture to engage total strangers in what they call small talks at bus stops or train stations.
28. America doesn’t have a particular culture because it is filled with many people with different cultural backgrounds.
29. Independence is a highly valued virtue in American culture and society.
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Facts about American Bully
30. Rather than many misconceptions many people have, the American bully is not a pit bull but of a different breed.
31. American bullies are one of the most expensive breeds with their puppies selling at $2000to $7000 each and adults around $200,000.
32. If they are taken care of properly, American bullies have a lifespan of about 10 to 13 years.
33. American bully is just a new breed of dog that was developed in the 1990s.
34. An American bully is a great family dog that can be brought home without worrying about your little children.
35. American bullies are very easy to train since they always try to please their owners.
36. American bullies need regular exercise in order not to turn into destructive dogs due to boredom.
37. American bullies come in four different sizes namely: xl, standard, classic, and micro bully.
Facts about American Food
38. The popular drink Coca Cola which was invented in Atlanta was once devised as a medicinal drink that was sold in pharmacies.
39. The Boston cream pie dates back to the 19th century; it was adopted as the official state dessert of Massachusetts on December 12, 1996.
40. About 98% of all eating grapes produced in America are grown in the state of California.
41. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, jelly beans, doughnuts, and pumpkin pie are the most familiar American foods across the world.
42. The National Turkey Federation estimates that in America over 46 million turkeys is eaten at Thanksgiving.
43. The state of Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in America, it supplies over 40% of the U.S. market
44. Some American states have adopted fruit pies as an official state food such as Florida.
45. Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows and produces coffee, other states don’t grow them.
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Facts about American Civil War
46. At the beginning of the Civil War, 22 million people lived in the North and 9 million people (nearly 4 million of whom were slaves) lived in the South.
47. Many Civil War battlefields are threatened by development many years after the war.
48. The bloodiest battle of the Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
49. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States during the American Civil War.
50. The American Civil War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America
51. The Civil War was fought between the Northern and the Southern states from 1861-1865.
52. The issues of slavery and the central power were the thing that divided the United States.
53. The North had more men in their army and war materials than the South during the war.
Colonial American Facts
54. The First Colony in America, the Roanoke colony was a failure and was founded in 1587.
55. New York became the first target of British trade restrictions especially for exporting fur hats.
56. Virginia’s most lucrative crop was tobacco, even though it was opposed by the king and the Virginia Company.
57. Massachusetts was the birthplace of the American iron industry after John Winthrop established the Saugus Works.
58. Georgia was founded as a new home for impoverished people and debtors.
59. George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, was the government official in England who became interested in colonizing North America.
60. New Hampshire offered parcels of land in exchange for one ear of corn each year.
61. Connecticut enacted the first constitution in America.
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