10 Interesting Facts about American History

Facts about American History will inform you about events in the development of the United States of America. Independence day is one of the event of American history. Besides, American revolution, and the first president also were explained in this article. Here are the other facts about American history.

Facts about American History 1: Independence day

On July 4, 1776, the declaration of Independence day was signed. There were five men who made outline of the declaration of Independence. Jefferson is one of the man who wrote the first draft of it and the second draft was completed on June 28 and July 2, 1776. The contents of the document are introduction, preamble, indictmen, denunciation, and conclusion.

Facts about American History 2: George Washington

The first president of the United States was George Washington (1732-1799). He was also the wealthiest president and has more than $500 million of assets . George Washington was an entrepreneurial president. In the 18th century, he has the largest distilleries and produced around 11,000 gallons of whiskey. Besides, the presidential salary around $25,000 a year was refused by him.

George Washington
George Washington

Facts about American History 3: American revolution

The American Revolution started on April 19, 1775 and lasted in 1783. It also called United States War of Independence between Thirteen American colonies and British monarchy.

Facts about American History 4: Liberty bell

On July 8, 1776 was the first rung of liberty bell. It was used to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Liberty bell was cracked during the birthday of George Washington in 1846 and was repair twice.

The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell

Facts about American History 5: The Republican and Democratic Party symbols

Elephant and donkey were the republican and democratic party symbols. In 1874, elephant was used as the republican party symbol after Thomas Nast (satirical cartoonist) drew an elephant. On the other hand, donkey was used as the democratic party symbol during an election in 1828.

Facts about American History 6: Tomatoes

In Salem, New Jersey, tomatoes were believed as a poisonous fruit of American people on September 25, 1820. However, Robert Johnson proved that it was wrong by ate a basket of tomatoes and not dying after consumption in front of a courthouse.

Facts about American History 7: Bill of Rights

American began to be the United States Constitution on March 4, 1789. The country’s legislative, executive, and judiciary branches are explained in the constitution. They described about the roles of Congress, House of Representatives, Senate, President, Vice President, and Supreme Court.

Facts about American 8: American flag

Robert G. Heft designed the United States’ current 50 star flag when he was 17 years old as a school project. His design was chosen as the American flag by Congress. That’s why he got an A.

The American Flag
The American Flag

Facts about American History 9: The government of United States

There are three branches of the federal government of America including legislative, executive, and judicial. The United States Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate) is the country’s legislative branch and the President of the United States led the country’s executive branch. On the other hand, all of the nation’s court systems included in the judicial branch.

Facts about American History 10: Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (Christoffa Coromba) was born on October 30, 1451 and died on Mei 20, 1506. He arrived in the North America in 1492. Actually, he was not the first explorer who reaches America.

Christoper Columbus
Christoper Columbus

We have talked facts about American history. Hopefully, this article will help you to know everything about it. Enjoy reading.


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