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America is one of few countries to exist over 200 years. In 1776, an estimated population of 2.5 million people from a few separated states came together to make the  United States of America. In 2024, America now has 50 states (plus D.C. & territories) with the population of 341,814,420 people. (U.S. census bureau). America simply cannot be described or defined as America is a mixture of many different people, places, cultures, and past events. In simple words, “American people are the United States of America.” How old is America? On July 4, 1776 the United States of America was born after 56 delegates to the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.

The late Paul Harvey read the following modified/updated article:

I Am The United States of America. I was born on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence is my birth certificate. Thirteen colonies were my founders. The bloodlines of past patriots run in my veins. I am the Statue of Liberty offering freedom to the oppressed.. I am Nathan Hale,  and Paul Revere. I am Washington, Jefferson, and Patrick Henry.  I am Lee, Grant, and Lincoln. I am the Brooklyn Bridge and the wheat fields of Kansas. I am the coal fields of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. I am the rich lands of the West and the Grand Canyon. I am Independence Hall. I am from the Atlantic to the Pacific. I am over three million square miles, throbbing with industry. I am more than five million farms. I am mountains and deserts. I am villages and cities that never sleep.  I am Ben Franklin. I am Betsy Ross. I am the flag seen by Francis Scott Key. I am freedom of speech. I am freedom of religion.  I am Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and the World Series. I am over 170,000 schools and colleges. I am a vote on election day, I am the US Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and fifty states with 341+ million people. I am the roar of a crowd in a stadium. I am a newspaper and a commentator, and freedom of the press. I am the voices of preachers in over 250,000 churches. I am Eli Whitney, Thomas Edison, and Billy Graham. I am an astronaut walking on the moon. I am a fireman, and a policeman to protect America. I am a soldier fighting to protect our freedom. I am an American citizen who loves liberty, freedom, independence, our flag, and the right to worship. I was born free, and, God willing, in freedom I will remain. May I have integrity, and courage to stand as those who have gone before. To stand as an American and keep our nation indivisible, and one nation under God. I am the United States of America.” 

May America Bless God and May God Bless America
Happy 248th Birthday America 

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