While we prepare for the 4th July, the US Independence Day fireworks and celebrations, here is my list of seven most interesting facts about the country:
- Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as the President, died on the same day: 4th July 1826, 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
- Franklin Roosevelt is the only president who was elected and served for three full 4 years terms. Though elected, he died in the office before completing the fourth term. In 1951, the US government ratified the constitution to limit the President’s term to two.
- Gerald Ford held positions of the Vice President and the President without being elected.
- The Statue of Liberty, a key monument of the USA, was designed by a French sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and is a gift from France.
- The largest city of the USA is Juneau, Alaska. (Not NY or LA or Chicago).
- London Bridge built over Thames River (London) in 1840s, was transplanted to Lake Havasu, Arizona.
- A part of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are enshrined at Lake Shrine near LA.
With great technological advancements, the USA has abundance of natural beauty too. Pictures tell a complete story.
A waterfall in the mountains of the North Carolina:
Epcot Theme Park, Disney World:
Kennedy Space Center:
Kennedy Space Center NASA:
Mountains of Northern California:
God bless America!!
Can you guess the best place to live in the USA?