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4th of July 2012

On this day in I 776, the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 4th JULY POPULATION JULY 2012 2012 POPULATION JULY 1776 POPULATION 1776-2012 2.5 313.9 MILLION MILLION FLAGS $302.7 MILLION Sales of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation's manufacturers in 2007 FIREWORKS MONEY UP IN SMOKE $3.6 MILLION $223.4 MILLION CHINA Flags imported to the U.S from China in 2011 AMERICA I $15.8 MILLION $231.8 The value of fireworks imported from China in 2011, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($232.3 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $15.8 million in 2011, with Australia purchasing more than any other country ($4.5 million). $663,071 MILLION U.S. flags exported in 2011. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $80,349 worth U.S. manufacturers' sales of fireworks and pyrotechnics in 2007 PATRIOTIC-SOUNDING PLACE NAMES 35 places have "EAGLE" in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas, with a population of 26,248. 31 11 31 places have "LIBERTY" in their names. The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, was Liberty, Mo. (29,149). lowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty. EAGLE LIBERTY INDEPENDENCE 11 places have "INDEPENDENCE" in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo., with a population of 116,830. 9 places have "FREEDOM" in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pa., with a population of 4,464. 9. 1 5 places have "AMERICA" in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah, witha population of 26,263. FREEDOM AMERICA PATRIOT 1 place has "PATRIOT" in its name. Patriot, Ind., has a population of 209. FOUNDING FATHER'S RELATIVES? THE BRITISH ARE COMING! 163,036 AMERICANS SHARE THE SURNAME OF OUR FIRST PRESIDENT, GEORGE WASHINGTON $107.1 BILLION Dollar value of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today. Number of Americans having the surnames of other early American Presidents: 413,086 ADAMS 51,361 JEFFERSON 26,548 MADISON 53,475 MONROE WHAT'S COOKIN'? 4th OF JULY COOKOUTS ALMOST 1 IN 3 IOWA The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in lowa. The Hawkeye State was home to 19.7 million hogs and pigs on March 1,2012. This estimate represents almost 7.2 BILLION POUNDS one-third of the nation's estimated total. North Carolina (8.6 million) and Minnesota (7.6 million) were also homes to large numbers of pigs. TOTAL PRODUCTION OF CATTLE AND CALVES IN TEXAS IN 2011 ★ 6 STATES PRODUCED $1 BILLION Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for about one-sixth of the nation's total production. And if the beef did not come from Texas, it very well may have come from Nebraska (4.6 billion pounds) or Kansas (4.0 billion pounds). OF BROILER CHICKEN - DEC 2010 TODEC 2011 There is a good chance that one of these states-Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi or Texas - is the source of your barbecued chicken. PLEASE PASS THE POTATO O0S POTATO SALAD AND POTATO CHIPS ARE POPULAR FOOD ITEMS AT FOURTH OF JULY Half of the nation's spuds were produced in Idaho or Washington state in 2011. BARBECUES. POPULATION 2.5 million Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 < HistoricalStatisticsoftheUnitedStates17891945.pdf> 313.9 million Source: Population clock <> FLAGS $3.6 million Source: Foreign Trade Statistics <> <> $663,071 Source: Foreign Trade Statistics <> <> $302.7 million Source: 2007 Economic Census, Series ECO731SP1, Products and Services Code 3149998231 <> FIREWORKS $223.4 million Source: Foreign Trade Statistics <> <> $231.8 million Source: 2007 Economic Census, Series ECO731 SP1, Products and Services Code 325998J108 <> PATRIOTIC-SOUNDING PLACE NAMES Source: American FactFinder <> FOUNDING FATHER'S RELATIVES? Source: Census 2000 Genealogy < freqnames2k.html> THE BRITISH ARE COMING! $107.1 billion Source: Foreign Trade Statistics <> 4th OF JULY COOKOUTS Almost 1 In 3 Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, <> 7.2 billion pounds Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service <> Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service <> Please Pass the Potato Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service <http: CropProdSu-01-12-2012.pdf> project:simply Infographic by 35

4th of July 2012

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A look at how American's celebrate Independence Day.


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