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TheUnited States of AmericaUSA commonly referred to as theUnited StatesUSAmericaor simplythe States is afederal republic consisting of 50statesand afederal district The48 contiguous statesand the federal district ofWashington DC are in centralNorth AmericabetweenCana…
TheUnited States of AmericaUSA commonly referred to as theUnited StatesUSAmericaor simplythe States is afederal republic consisting of 50statesand afederal district The48 contiguous statesand the federal district ofWashington DC are in centralNorth AmericabetweenCanadaandMexico The state ofAlaskais the northwestern part of North America and the state ofHawaiiis anarchipelagoin the midPacific The country also has five populated and nine unpopulatedterritoriesin the Pacific and theCaribbean At 379million square miles 983million km2 in total and with around 317 million people the United States is thefourthlargest country by total areaand third largest bypopulation It is one of the worlds mostethnically diverseandmulticulturalnations the product of largescaleimmigration from many countries Thegeographyandclimateof the United States is also extremely diverse and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife Paleoindiansmigratedfrom Asia to what is now the US mainland around 15000 years agowithEuropean colonizationbeginning in the 16th century The United States emerged from13 British colonieslocated along the Atlantic seaboard Disputes between Great Britain and these colonies led to theAmerican Revolution On July 4 1776 delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously issued theDeclaration of Independence Theensuing warended in 1783 with therecognition of independence of the United Statesfrom theKingdom of Great Britain and was the first successful war of independence against a Europeancolonial empire1415The currentConstitutionwas adopted on September 17 1787 The first 10 amendments collectively named theBill of Rights were ratified in 1791 and guarantee manyfundamental civil rights and freedoms Driven by the doctrine ofmanifest destiny the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century This involveddisplacing native tribesacquiring new territories and gradually admitting new states TheAmerican Civil Warended legalslavery in the country By the end of the 19th century the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean and its economy was the worlds largest TheSpanishAmerican WarandWorld War Iconfirmed the countrys status as a global military power The United States emerged fromWorld War IIas a globalsuperpower thefirst country with nuclear weapons and apermanent memberof theUnited Nations Security Council The end of theCold Warand thedissolutionof theSoviet Unionleft the United States as the sole superpower The United States is adeveloped countryand has the worldslargest national economy with an estimatedGDPin 2013 of 167trillion 23 of globalnominal GDPand 19 atpurchasingpower parity The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources and the worlds highest worker productivity with per capita GDP being the worldssixthhighestin 2010 While the US economy is consideredpostindustrial it continues to be one of the worlds largest manufacturers The US has the highest mean and secondhighest medianhousehold incomein the OECD as well as the highestaverage wage though it has the fourth mostunequal income distributionamongOECDnations with roughly 16 of the populationliving in poverty The country accounts for 39 ofglobal military spending being the worlds foremost economic and military power a prominent political and cultural force and a leader in scientific research and technological innovation
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TheUnited States of AmericaUSA commonly referred to as theUnited StatesUSAmericaor simplythe States is afederal republic consisting of 50statesand afederal district The48 contiguous statesand the federal district ofWashington DC are in centralNorth AmericabetweenCanadaandMexico The state ofAlaskais the northwestern part of North America and the state ofHawaiiis anarchipelagoin the midPacific The country also has five populated and nine unpopulatedterritoriesin the Pacific and theCaribbean At 379million square miles 983million km2 in total and with around 317 million people the United States is thefourthlargest country by total areaand third largest bypopulation It is one of the worlds mostethnically diverseandmulticulturalnations the product of largescaleimmigration from many countries Thegeographyandclimateof the United States is also extremely diverse and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife Paleoindiansmigratedfrom Asia to what is now the US mainland around 15000 years agowithEuropean colonizationbeginning in the 16th century The United States emerged from13 British colonieslocated along the Atlantic seaboard Disputes between Great Britain and these colonies led to theAmerican Revolution On July 4 1776 delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously issued theDeclaration of Independence Theensuing warended in 1783 with therecognition of independence of the United Statesfrom theKingdom of Great Britain and was the first successful war of independence against a Europeancolonial empire1415The currentConstitutionwas adopted on September 17 1787 The first 10 amendments collectively named theBill of Rights were ratified in 1791 and guarantee manyfundamental civil rights and freedoms Driven by the doctrine ofmanifest destiny the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century This involveddisplacing native tribesacquiring new territories and gradually admitting new states TheAmerican Civil Warended legalslavery in the country By the end of the 19th century the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean and its economy was the worlds largest TheSpanishAmerican WarandWorld War Iconfirmed the countrys status as a global military power The United States emerged fromWorld War IIas a globalsuperpower thefirst country with nuclear weapons and apermanent memberof theUnited Nations Security Council The end of theCold Warand thedissolutionof theSoviet Unionleft the United States as the sole superpower The United States is adeveloped countryand has the worldslargest national economy with an estimatedGDPin 2013 of 167trillion 23 of globalnominal GDPand 19 atpurchasingpower parity The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources and the worlds highest worker productivity with per capita GDP being the worldssixthhighestin 2010 While the US economy is consideredpostindustrial it continues to be one of the worlds largest manufacturers The US has the highest mean and secondhighest medianhousehold incomein the OECD as well as the highestaverage wage though it has the fourth mostunequal income distributionamongOECDnations with roughly 16 of the populationliving in poverty The country accounts for 39 ofglobal military spending being the worlds foremost economic and military power a prominent political and cultural force and a leader in scientific research and technological innovation

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