25 Fascinating Facts About America

Some call it The Land of the Free, others call it ‘Mericuh. No matter what you call it though, you should take a short break from lighting fireworks and grilling hamburgers to enjoy these 25 Fascinating Facts About America! And as we celebrate the birth of a nation, make sure to thank any veterans that you know. Happy Fourth of July!

20

Crowning Glory

liberty

The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents. Each measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs as much as 150 pounds.

19

Outnumbered

cowshttp://beef2live.com/story-cattle-inventory-vs-human-population-state-0-114255

Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

18

High Morale

declaration of independencehttps://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/declaration-independence-paper

Many people claim the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper as the paper used for the draft was likely Dutch in origin, and hemp was a common paper material in Europe at the time. However, the final signed copy was on parchment, which was made out of animal skin. 

17

Creeper

Dollar-spider

The American one-dollar bill contains several hidden images, including a spider in the upper right-hand corner.

16

Coincidence?

declaration signing

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 – 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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