1.The rockets red glory
The British deployed the first rockets in America during their attack against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and immortalized it in a song he titled “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That song is now the national anthem of the United States.
The Japanese sent bombs aboard balloons to the United States during World War II. Dozens of them actually landed, causing some damage. One of them even killed an Oregon family in 1944. The scary part is that there might be more lying around undiscovered!
3. Such great heights
New jersey is home to the worlds highest roller coaster.
4.Cast off the Shackles
Broken shackles lie at the feet of the Statue of Liberty, signifying freedom from oppression and tyranny.
The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.
Although Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., it is technically 47th because Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit it to the Union until 1953.
7.On shaky ground
About 500,000 detectable seismic tremors occur in California each year.
8.Twists and turns
Snake Alley, the most crooked street in the world, can be found in Burlington, Iowa
9. We speak American
Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, no official national language exists.
10.Let Freedom Ring …or not
The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s Birthday in 1846. It received its fatal crack a few hours later.
In addition to its mainland, Louisiana consists of 2,482 islands that cover nearly 1.3 million acres.
About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
13. Where the streets are paved with golds
US Highway 550 in Colorado became known as Million Dollar Highway because its roadbed was paved with low-grade gold ore.