The United States of America is a leading country in the world. No person lives today who doesn’t know what America is. But can you claim that you know everything that there is to know about this country?
People from all over dream of visiting America. We’re sure there are a lot of facts that you are already aware of about America, but we can guarantee you that there is still so much that is not known to you.
Below are some lesser known facts about America to test your knowledge. We hope you enjoy them and share them with your friends and family.
- Did you know that the 4th of July is not the actual date of America’s independence? It’s actually July 2nd, which was when congress voted on the measure. The Declaration of Independence, which liberated America from British rule, was signed on the 4th.
- Being a President of the United States of America makes you a target of many people. Four presidents have been assassinated while holding office.
- Did you know that out of the 50 states in America, some have more cows than people living in them?
- In 2017, 1 out of every 18.6 people brought a brand new car; there are more than 260 million cars registered in the United States!
- Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president out of all the presidents of America.
- Many films made in New York City open with a shot of the Statue of Liberty. But did you know that the Statue is not technically in New York, but actually in New Jersey? France gifted the Statue to America in 1886.
- The oldest President, Ronald Reagan, was elected at the age of 78 at the time of his second term.
- If someone asks you the capital of America, you may quickly answer Washington D.C., but did you know that Philadelphia was previously the capital?
- Did you know that the first university in the country was Harvard University?
- Americans love pizza, and you will be amazed to know that a total of 100 acres worth of pizza are eaten daily!
- The famous Mall of America in Minnesota is actually owned by Canadians.
- New York City is the most populated city in America, with 8.6 million people living in 302.6 square miles; Los Angeles, the second largest city, has just 4 million people.
There you go, just a few interesting facts and tidbits to test your knowledge of America. The country is relatively young, but is full of little details throughout its history that you may not know.