Independence Day — 2015

statue-of-libertyHappy Independence Day, America.  Today, 239 years ago you told King George III to take a hike and it seems to have worked out pretty well for you.  Here are the answers to yesterday’s trivia questions.

1 — How many states are there in the United States of America?  (Hint: it isn’t 50)

There are actually only 46 states — Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are Commonwealths

2 — How many presidents were born in Kentucky?

Two — Abraham Lincoln, as everybody knows, and Jefferson Davis, who was President of the Confederate States of America at around the same time.

3 — Legally, the president of the United States must be born in the United States.  However, there is no legal requirement that he (or she) must live, die or be buried there.  So, how many ex-presidents (note the plural) are not buried in the United States?  And which ones are they?

There are four ex-presidents who are not buried in the United States.  They are Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.