Top 10 the United States facts Selected as the most interesting among the United States related questions in The United States quiz How long were the construction works of the Empire State Building?1 year and 35 days. The construction lasted only one year and 35 days. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, the building has a roof height of 380 m, and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 443.2 m tall. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname for New York. As of 2017 the Empire State Building is the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th-tallest in the world. Created by: Tschukaskyscrapers facts » Which large IT company doesn't have its headquarters in the Silicon Valley?IBM is a company based in New York. The history of IBM is longer than the history of Silicon Valley.Created by: NinjaiCalifornia facts » What is the name of that gun, very popular during US Prohibition?Thompson. The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.Created by: Ninjaiprohibition facts » Which one of these states isn't a part of New England?New York. New England is a region in the northeastern United States which comprises six states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island Massachusetts and Connecticut. It was first settled by English pilgrims, who arrived there in 1620 and formed the Plymouth Colony.Created by: Alan KUnited States facts » Which team won the most of NBA championships?Boston Celtics. Celtics dominated the League in the '60s winning 8 titles in a row and missing only one season of 1966-67. Boston total score is 17 championships. Next comes LA Lakers (16), Chicago Bulls (6) and San Antonio Spurs (5).Created by: smyrubasketball facts » Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.Created by: smyruPeru facts » Where is the main campus of the Columbia University?On Manhattan. The university was established as King's College by George II, and later renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolutionary War. Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskauniversities facts » When was the Statue of Liberty created?1884. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from the French nation, commemorating the struggle for US independence. Its official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World". Created by: Katarzyna DąbrowskaNew York facts » What do red-white stripes represent on the USA flag?Thirteen primary colonies. Those were British colonies, which in 1775 rebelled against the king George III. They were all located on the east coast of the USA.Created by: Rafałflags facts » These are the ruins of Fort Elizabeth in Hawaii. Which country built it?Russia. The last remaining Russian fort on the Hawaiian islands was built in the early 19th century by the Russian-American Company as the result of an alliance with High Chief Kaumualiʻi. Nowadays it is a National Historic Landmark and is administered as the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park.Created by: NinjaiHawaii facts » Play the United States quiz and see all the questions.