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  • United States of America got Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.
  • The national bird of USA is Bald Eagle and the national flower is Rose.
  • Alaska is the largest state of USA, while Rhode Island is the smallest state.
  • The first black US diplomat is Ebenezer D. Bassett, who is a minister-resident to Haiti in 1869.
  • Colin Powell is the first Black secretary of the state for US. He was appointed in December 2000.
  • 52% of Americans drink coffee.
  • 27% of Americans believe they never landed on the moon.
  • Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon has no sales tax.
  • The highest percentage of people who walk to work are in Alaska
  • Inflation during the American revolution was so great that the price of corn rose 10,000%, the price of wheat 14,000%, the price of flour 15,000%, and the price of beef 33,000%.
  • In 1796, two brothers ran against each other for President of the United States. Charles Pinckney and his younger brother Thomas. It was the only time in US history that two brothers got electoral votes for President in the same election.
  • Since World War II, every American president to address the Canadian House of Commons in their first term of office have all been reelected to a second term.
  • The first President to ride in an automobile was William McKinley. After being shot, he was taken to the hospital in a 1901 Columbia electric ambulance.
  • Benjamin Franklin thought that the wild turkey should be the national bird of the USA.
  • Jimmy Carter was the first president born in a hospital.
  • 32% of all land in the US is owned by the federal government.
  • The State of Florida is bigger than the country of England.
  • The first water plant with filters was built in 1872 in New York.
  • There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.
  • The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the US President.
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