The Americans are well aware of their country in many cases, but there are many historical facts that they don’t teach at school. In this article, we have gathered the top 10 most interesting facts about America and American history. Read along to find out more.
Interesting Facts About American History
Being The American President Is The Deadliest Job In The Country
Four out of the forty-five American Presidents have been assassinated. On the other hand, another four American Presidents died of natural causes. Now if we calculate, then we can see that 18% of the Presidents have faced untimely deaths. Now that is surely a risky and deadly thing.
4th Of July Isn’t Their Independence Day – Interesting Enough As A Fact?
Originally, it is 2nd July that Congress overpowered the British rule. So, what can be said to be the USA Independence Day? But why do they celebrate 4th July? That is because, on that day, John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence.
Interesting Facts About The White House As A Home
People know that George Washington was the first to live in the White House. But that is completely untrue. The first residents of the White House were John Adams and his wife, Abigail. Since Adams, every President who has ever lived in the White House has made his desired changes.
There Is More Than One Copy Of The Original Declaration. Interesting!
The word had to be spread around that America had become a free country. So, the Committee of Five, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston, looked after the reproduction of the original Declaration of Independence. Out of the hundreds of copies of the document, only 26 survive till date.
The Declaration Of Independence Had Signers Who Were Not American
The Declaration of Independence had a total of fifty-six signatures on it. Out of them, eight signatures were British. The eight signers from across the Atlantic surely made a place for themselves in history.
Moving On To Some American Cultural Facts…
Americans Literally Survive On Pizza
Studies have revealed that around 300 billion pizzas are sold in America annually. The Americans surely have some tenacity to eat that lot of pizzas! Also, the greatest spike is during the Super Bowl. Could it *be* more American?
California Has Lost Its State Animal
The state animal of California is a grizzly bear. But, sadly enough, the Californians have killed all the grizzly bears and now there are none in the state.
All The Americans Are In Debt
One of the greatest interesting facts about the citizens of the country is that most of their incomes are low, and many of them are living in poverty. The student loans have spiked and the unemployment rate is 4%.
Most Americans Work Less Than 5 Years at One Place
The reason behind this is that most Americans tend to quit their present workplace for higher salaries and better benefits. They would rather try for new opportunities than sticking with something that they aren’t satisfied with.
The Liberty Bell Has A Mistake
Much to our surprise, the word “Pennsylvania” is misspelled on the famous Liberty Bell. But again, going by the facts, the spelling engraved on the bell is correct as per the times when the bell was made.