Facts on the Fourth

  • When the Declaration of Independence was signed in July 1776, the estimated U.S. population was 2.5 million. Today, about 325 million people live in the United States.
  • Two signers of the Declaration of Independence were future presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both of whom died on the Fourth of July in 1826.
  • The origin of fireworks is traced to ancient China, and today the United States imports about $300 million of fireworks from China.
  • Almost all U.S. flag exports go to Mexico. ¡Viva América!
Source: census.gov