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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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CEASE FIRE IN REVOLUTION

Profile AmericaMonday, January 20th. It's purely coincidence, but nonetheless symbolic, that this date, the traditional presidential inauguration day, also happens to be the 231st 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. 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. There are over 25 million U.S. citizens of English ancestry. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.  

Sources: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_10_SF4_B05006&prodType=table
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