WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2: AMERICA IN 1800
Profile America -- Saturday, January 2nd. The national census this April will be the 23rd time this once-a-decade count has been conducted since 1790. The second census in 1800 profiled a nation solidifying its standing as an independent nation. There were 5.3 million people in the 16 states of the U.S. The three biggest cities were New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. In the decade to follow, Johnny Appleseed started his 50-year trek, planting groves of apple trees, and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. In one of the most important events of the decade, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began its exploration of the territories acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. You can learn more about the census in U.S. history online at 2010.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Through the Decades
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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 under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau