US Scots History
Estimates of the number of Americans claiming a Scottish
ancestry vary between nine and 20 million. If one includes those US
citizens who have Scottish ancestry but don't know it . . . 20
million is possibly nearer the mark.
In the United States, half the signatories of the Declaration of
Independence were of Scottish descent; 13 governors of the newly
created United States were of Scottish descent . . . As were 11
Presidents, half the Secretaries of the Treasuryand a third of the
Secretaries of State.
34 American states have their own tartan adding to the 630 other
tartans for American companies, cities, military organisations,fire
departments, schools & universities, Highland games, sports
teams, private individuals, police forces and a diverse range of
other organisations. Famous names such as the FBI, the California
Highway Patrol, Encyclopaedia Brittanica, American Express, 7th
Cavalry, Westpoint Military Academy and even the US Marines.
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