WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
CEASE FIRE IN REVOLUTION
Profile America — Friday, January 20th. It's purely coincidence, but nonetheless symbolic, that this date, presidential inauguration day, also happens to be the 234th anniversary of the end of hostilities in the American Revolution. This 1783 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. The latest census estimates show over 25-million U.S. citizens are of English ancestry. Letting bygones be bygones, our breakaway government welcomed more than 143,000 Britons and other United Kingdom subjects as legal permanent residents in the decade ending in 2014. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Cease fire/accessed 11/2/2016: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/arms1783.asp
English ancestry/American Community Survey: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_5YR/B04006http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0050.xls
Permanent residents/accessed 10/28/2016:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau