The United States Is Much Bigger Than What The Map Tells Us

Posted By Levi

July 4th, 2014 1:17pm

Today is July 4th, Independence day. It was on this day in 1776 that the American colonists signed the Declaration of Independence celebrating their independence from Great Britain. Independence Day could have been celebrated on July 2 when the Continental Congress voted to declare independence. In fact, John Adams, one of the Founders and second president of the United States wrote to his wife after the vote

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

However, because the Declaration of Independence is such a famous document and is stamped July 4, Americans celebrate this day instead. The new nation quickly grew from its original 13 states to its current 50. This is the map that we are all familiar with.

US map

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However, this map does not tell the whole story – it does not give the true size of the country. The United States is much bigger than what the map tells us. How big? Watch this. Twitter: @Levianthony123

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