The United States of America (USA) is a federal republic composed of 50 states with a federal district, five most important self-governing territories and several possessions. It is also universally referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America.
One of the U.S. states, Alaska is situated at the northwestern corner of North America and a land border to the east with Canada and divided by the Bering Strait from Russia. Hawaii State is an archipelago located in the mid-Pacific. The territories of the United States are scattered about the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
The country’s geography, climate and wildlife are extremely diverse. There are nine time zones are covered in the United States. The capital of USA is Washington, D.C. and the largest city is New York City.
Top metropolitan areas with five million or plus inhabitants are New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston and Miami.
The total area of the United States is 9,833,517 km2 which is the world’s fourth largest country by total area.
As of December 6, 2016, the current population of the United States is 323,025,335 people which is the third most populous country in the world. It is one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations in the world. It is the most preferred country for immigration that has the largest immigrant populations in the world. About 140 millions of peoples from outside countries, who are not native of U.S., are dreaming to stay in America for a better life.
The United States is an extremely developed country in the world with the largest economy by nominal GDP. It is also ranks on the top in several criteria of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, per capita GDP, human development and productivity per person.
The U.S. economy is equally considered post-industrial that characterized by the power of services and knowledge economy; as a result the manufacturing sector positioned the second-largest in the world.
Yet the population of USA is only 4.4% of the world total, but the U.S. accounts for almost a quarter of world’s GDP and nearly a third of global military spending by making foremost military and economic power in the world. The United States has a prominent political and cultural force internationally and the leader of scientific research and technological innovations.
List Of State’s In US
Please click on the state you are interested in to view that state’s information :
- Alphabetical List of USA 50 States
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
History of USA
The history of the USA has come a long way, since 1607 to 1865. Through these years there have been a lot of significant events that have shaped this country today. While the nation faced many challenges the most important are those of the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, and the roles of slavery.
In the past, a country in North America where Native Americans have lived for thousands of years, long before Europeans went there. In 1607, English people went to the region nowadays called Jamestown, Virginia.
Many of other European colonists went there and to other colonies, mainly from England and later Great Britain. Netherlands, France and the Spain also colonized in North America. A lot of Native Americans were killed, lost their land or died of disease.
In 1733, there were 13 colonies and a war between the colonies and Britain that called the Revolutionary War started in 1775. The war started as the American colonists were upset in order to changes in British policies.
On July 4, 1776, people from all thirteen colonies have been created the Declaration of Independence for United States. And they were free from the Great Britain. George Washington led the Revolutionary War to help the Americans won.
After the Revolution, the leaders have been created a constitution in 1787 and the Bill of Rights in 1791 which were based on the idea of “social contracts”. George Washington became the first president of United States. In the early 1800s, the United States had faced many controversial issues, for instance slavery.
In the 1800s, the USA gained enough land in the West and initiated to become industrialized. During 1861, several states in the South left started a new country named the Confederate States of America, caused by the American Civil War.
After the war, Immigration recommenced. Some Americans became very rich and the country developed as one of the world’s largest economies.
In the early of 20th century, USA became a world power, fighting in the First and Second World War. Between the World Wars, there was an economic explosion called the Roaring Twenties when some people became much richer and most were much poorer. The Great Depression finished with Second World War.
During the 1980s, the USA economy grew and American-Soviet relations became stronger during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The Cold War finished, helping the USA out of recession by dropping inflation.
The Middle East developed into more important in American overseas policy, mainly after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Barack Obama elected as the first black president of the United States in 2009.
USA weather largely varies across the continental in USA, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. In general terms, summer starts from July and ends in September, are hot and humid in the southern and plains states and the southwest is very hot and quite dry.
Continuous summers are occurring in southern California and Florida trademarks and in the Pacific Northwest and New England states are warm but cool mornings and pleasant evening conditions.
Winters starts from January and ends in March, in the southern states are mild, but in the north, northeast, western mountains, and plains states conditions are often very cold with heavy snowfall and freezing conditions. Fall starts from October and ends in December.
Spring starts from April and ends in June. In the form of thunderstorms there is a normal spring and summer happening; overwhelming tornadoes are also common during spring and summer seasons, particularly in the central part of the USA.
Hurricanes irregularly strike the eastern coastline and Gulf of Mexico states from June to October.