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 United States....is a place you can vote, freedom for religion, freedom of speech, freedom to own a gun, freedom to travel through the United States/travel the world, freedom for medical & education. Freedom to have an operation. Freedom to start your own business. Freedom to shop, have animals, own your own home. Invest your money in stocks and bonds. Freedom to imagine to be a better person and to be a loving, caring and intelligent human being. So let's keep up with the U.S. Government and the fiscal debt.  

 

 

 

There are 50 States in USA

Alabama ; Alaska ; Arizona ; Arkansas ; California ; Colorado ; Connecticet ; Delaware ; Florida ; Georgia ; Hawaii ; Idaho ; Illinois ; Indiana ; Iowa ; Kansas ; Kentucky ; Louisiana ; Maine ; Maryland ; Massachusetts ; Michigan ; Minnesota ; Mississippi ; Missouri ; Montana ; Nebraska ; Nevada ; New Hampshire ; New Jersey ; New Mexico ; New York ; North Carolina ; North Dakota ; Ohio ; Oklahoma ; Oregon ; Pennsylvannia ; Rhode Island ; South Carolina ; South Dakota ; Tennessee ; Texas ; Utah ; Vermont ; Virginia ; Washington ; West Virginia ; Wisconsin ; Wyoming.

     Fun Facts About the United States

 

The United States Navy has the second largest air force in the world.

Harvard was the first university in the United States and founded 1636.

 

New York was once ruled by the Dutch and called New Amsterdam.

 

The King of Thailand is technically an american citizen. He was born in Cambridge , Massachusetts in 1927.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1884.

 

Pensacola, Florida is actually the oldest city in the U.S. It was settled 1559 by Don Tristan de luna.

In Idaho, it is against the law for a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy with a weight of more than 50 pounds.

Hell's canyon is the deepest gorge in the U.S.

Orlando attracts more tourists or visitors than any other amusement park in the U.S.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Babe Ruth his first home run in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1914.

 

Dodge City is the windiest city in the U.S.

President Taft got stuck in his bathtub on his Inauguration Day and had be pried out by his attendants.

More than a third of the world's pineapples come from the state of Hawaii.

Soda Springs in Idaho has the largest man-made geyser in the world.

There graham cracker was named after the presbyterian minister, Reverend Sylvester Graham from Kansas. He was an advocate of eating whole-wheat flour products.

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson had a bet on would  die first. The both died the same day on July 4, 1826, each thinking the other had outlived the other.

The United States debt per person is 45,000 USD.

The "Sideburn" comes from the American Civil war and after General  Ambrose Burnside.

The first public university in the United States was the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tallahassee, Florida was the only Confederate state capital that did not fall to the union during the Civil War.

Kentucky has the largest cave system in the world, the mammoth cave system has over 200 miles of caves.

Maine grows 98% of the Nation's blueberries.

Wabash, Indiana was the first electrically lighted city in the world.

Wyoming was the first place in the USA to allow women to hold office and vote.

 The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1884, through the statue is a associated with New York City, it is physically located in New Jersey.

The longest stone arch bridge in the world is the Rockville Bridge in Marysville, Pennsylvania.

The Hollywood Bowl in California is the world's largest amphitheater.

The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles in 1902.

Salt Lake City has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

The United States is the fattest country in the world with fully 33% of the population.

Wisconsin has move lakes than Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes.

Point Roberts, Washington cannot be entered or exited without going through Canada. Both.

Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport.

In Nebraska, you can still see the tracks of the wagons over 100 years ago.

 

The world's first atomic bomb was set off in New Mexico 1945.

The first US capital was New York City.

The worlds tallest battle monument is found in Houston, Texas.

Maine sees the sunrise before the whole US every day.

The World's highest roller coaster is located in Ohio.

Bagdad, California once had no rain for 2 years.

The Center of North America is in the town of Rugby, North Dakota.

The center of the U.S. is in the town of castle Rock, South Dakota.

Boulder, Colorado is the only city in the U.S. to own a glacier.

California grows more food than any other state .

The Four Corners region is the only point at which 4 states come together.

Maine make more toothpicks than any other state.

The wettest place in the world is Mountain Waialeale in Hawaii.

Montana has 3 times more cattle than people.

More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than any other city in the world.

 

 

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