* On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was
approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the
road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
* In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly
independent nation was 2.5 million.
* Twelve places have “independence” in their name. The most populous of
these is Independence, Mo., with 109,400 residents.
* There is one place named “patriot” - Patriot, Ind., with a population
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