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Fourth of July 2013

Posted on: 6/16/2013

The Fourth of July 2013  
 
On this day in 1776, 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.                   
 
2.5 million 
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
<http://www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/HistoricalStatisticsoftheUnitedStates1789-1945.pdf>
 
316.2 million
The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
Source: U.S. and World Population Clock <http://www.census.gov/popclock/
 
 


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