U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 20: CEASE FIRE IN REVOLUTION

Profile America — Sunday, January 20th.  It's purely coincidence, but nonetheless symbolic, that this presidential inauguration day also happens to be the 230th anniversary of the end of hostilities in the American Revolution.  This cease fire, while throwing off a monarch, started us on the way to electing our head of state.  Along with creating the office of president, the ensuing constitution of the new republic was unique in world history for requiring a regular, periodic census.  Letting bygones be bygones, census figures show that in the decade leading up to the 2010 Census, over 153,000 Britons and other United Kingdom subjects obtained legal permanent resident status in the U.S.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.   

Sources:  Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 50
U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, Place of Birth for the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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