The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for film making.
Interesting facts about America
A Chilly Commute
Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
Twenty-seven percent of Americans believe we never landed on the moon
Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
The American flag’s official colors are “Old Glory Red,” “White,” and “Old Glory Blue.”
A Grisly Realization
Even though the grizzly bear is California’s official state animal, none have been seen there since 1922
More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than in any other city worldwide.
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
Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
The American one-dollar bill contains several hidden images, including a spider in the upper right-hand corner.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 – 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
We Speak American
Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, no official national language exists.
Let Freedom Ring… Or Not
The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s Birthday in 1846. It received its fatal crack a few hours later.
In addition to its mainland, Louisiana consists of 2,482 islands that cover nearly 1.3 million acres.
Capital: Washington, D.C.
President: Donald Trump
Currency: United States Dollar
Population: 318.9 million (2014)
National language: English