Things About America That Most Americans Don't Know

1. The United States Constitution was not penned on hemp paper, it was written on parchment according to historians

2. Another common myth is that Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross created the American flag, but the credit for designing flag goes to Francis Hopkinson 

3. The media consistently focuses on the Democrats and Republicans, the two major political parties in America. However, there are at least five additional political parties that have filed to run candidates for office.

4. The original capital of the United States was Philadelphia 

5. Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia in 1867 for the pitiful sum of 7.2 million dollars, or approximately 2 cents per acre.