Saturday, April 24, 2010

200 Years Ago

During James Madison's first presidential term, the United States conducted its third census in 1810. The population totaled 7.2 million, including 1.4 million African Americans, of whom 1.2 million were enslaved.

The population west of the Appalachian Mountains was only 1 million. Can't wait to find out how things have changed in 200 years when the 2010 Census results are published.

From James Madison University's Madison magazine.

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