As one of the largest countries in the world in terms of total area, land area and population, United States of America has over 310 million people.

USA map
USA

This is a population consisting of people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, influenced by the massive immigration from other countries.

It is commonly known as the United States, The USA, America, The U.S or The States. The countries official motto is "In God We Trust." Currently the US is a federal constitutional republic with 50 states, a federal district and Washington DC as its capital city. The largest city in the US is New York.

History

There are major events in the history of America that are very significant. First, there was the Native American and European settlement (1490s - 1770s). This saw the discoveries of Christopher Columbus, beginning of slave trade and the religious Great Awakening. America's independence and expansion are also some of the greatest events. The US attained its independence on July 4, 1776. This was the era where the natives were stripped off their land; George Washington became president followed by the Second Great Awakening from evangelists.

The new nation of the United States of America was created when 13 British American colonies broke from their mother country in the year 1776, following a 1783 Treaty of Paris. By the 20 century, the nation expanded to the North American continent with an additional 37 new states.

Besides, there was the Civil war and Industrialization age (1860s - 1890s), that was followed by World War I and Great Depression and World War II from 1914 - 1941. There was also the Cold War and protest politics (1950 - 1980) that ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Government and Politics

The US is a federal state and a constitutional republic with a democratic government. It is regulated on checks and balances. As a federal state the USA has three levels of government, federal, state and local with the latter split into county and municipal governments. It has three branches that include the Legislative, Executive and Judicial arms of government.

The US operates on a two party system, Democratic and Republic parties. The current ruling party is the Democratic Party with Barrack Hussein Obama as the 44th president.

Although the Democrats retain a majority in the Senate, currently, the Republican Party has made gains and even taken control of the House.

Economy

With an abundance of natural resources, highly developed infrastructure and high productivity, the US has been able to maintain a capitalist economy. Today, its unemployment rate is at 8.2% with a GDP growth of 1.7% and CPI inflation rate of about 1.7%, as of May 2012.

Demographics

The country's population is estimated to be about 314,000,000, with over 11 million people as illegal immigrants. With a birth rate of 13 per 1000, US is the third populous nation. Its diverse population is made up of Whites, Blacks/African Americans, Asians, American Indians, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Hispanics and Latinos and other races.

Some of the leading cities with high population include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Houston. The national language in the USA is English and the populations' religion is majorly secular.

Climate and Terrain

The climate is mostly temperate but varies in Hawaii and Florida, which experience tropical climates; Alaska has arctic climate. Arid and semiarid climates are common in the southwest and great plains of the west respectively.

The terrain is made up of rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; volcanic mountains in Hawaii; mountains to the west and east and plains in the central.

 



There are 31 United States web directory related resources in this category!

  • Phoenix Auto Glass Repair
    Regional auto glass repair service provider in Phoenix, AZ which assists local residents who have auto glass or windshield replacement needs.
    http://www.phoenixautoglassrepair.com

  • Phoenix Windshield Replacement
    Auto glass installment and replacement services for those who live in Phoenix and surrounding cities of Arizona.
    http://www.phoenixwindshieldreplacement.com

  • Rent a Limousine
    Browse chauffeured transportation providers within the United States and shop for limousine services nationwide including sedans, stretch limousines, airport shuttles, party buses, and motor coaches.
    http://www.rentalimo.com

  • Wikipedia: USA EP
    Offers detailed information in most fields like government, economy, demographics, climate and geography. Resources listed, as well as additional readings on the site.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States

  • @USA
    Guide to local cities, regions and states within the US. Resource aimed at both travelers and citizens of the country. An interactive map guides users through states and cities within states, providing them with information like travel opportunities, lodging options and entertainment venues.
    http://at-usa.com/

  • Advantage EP
    Jobs and careers in the US and Canada.
    http://jobs.asmnet.com/

  • American Alliance Of Museums EP
    An organization created to support African museums both nationally and internationally.
    http://www.aam-us.org/

  • Americans for the Arts EP
    A non-profit organization dedicated to Arts. Offers specific information and services.
    http://www.americansforthearts.org/

  • Association Of Children's Museums EP
    Offers details of members, data and resources.
    http://www.childrensmuseums.org/

  • Barton Associates EP
    Supplier of staffing services for physicians and nurses.
    http://www.bartonassociates.com/

  • Classi4US: United States Classifieds
    A website allowing users to post, buy & sell classifieds in United States. Users may choose from a wide palette of local ads, worth mentioning: real estate, rental, used cars, jobs, pets, travel, personals, health, books, education and more.
    http://www.classi4us.com

  • Classic Hotels&Resorts EP
    Company that specializes in hotel development, construction, and acquisitions.
    http://www.classichotels.com/

  • CSID EP
    Provides data breach, ID and fraud protection services in the US.
    http://www.csid.com/

  • Hampshire County Arts Council EP
    A non-profit, all-volunteer corporation striving to promote the creation and enjoyment of art in Hampshire.
    http://www.hampshirearts.org/

  • Huggies EP
    Provides infant products, parenting advice and pregnancy tips.
    http://www.huggies.com/en-US?SelectCountry=Y

  • IAFE EP
    International Association of Fairs and Expos promoting industrial exhibits.
    https://www.fairsandexpos.com/eweb/startpage.aspx

  • Idaho Commission On The Arts EP
    State agency for the development and support of arts.
    http://www.arts.idaho.gov/

  • Mindahome EP
    Offers house or pet sitting services in the US.
    http://mindahome.com/

  • Reach Marketing EP
    Offers marketing services for online marketing purposes.
    http://www.reachmarketing.com/

  • Simma Software EP
    Company that specializez in live communication protocols for embedded systems.
    http://www.simmasoftware.com/

  • Surgeon General
    The official page of the US Surgeon General. Offers medical information, news about upcoming and current important medical events in the country and several reports and publications are also available on the website.
    http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/

  • The Library Of America EP
    Publisher of classical American history and literature.
    http://www.loa.org/

  • The USGenWeb Project
    Resource for people looking to find information about their genealogy. The website provides links to local sites which keep genealogy data and can help users track their lineage based on state and county.
    http://usgenweb.org/

  • United States Map
    Includes several printable United States maps as well as regional United States road maps and topographical maps. Website visitors can also learn about the history of the USA map.
    http://www.united-states-map.com/

  • US Department of Justice
    Official website of the US Department of Justice. Offers information about the current projects, news and changes made within the structure. Other resources available, including career opportunities.
    http://www.justice.gov/

  • USA Network
    Website dedicate to most popular shows in the US. Users can browse through and watch TV shows directly on the website. You must verify your TV account before accessing most features.
    http://www.usanetwork.com/

  • USA Today
    Popular website related to all things US. From tech to sports, entertainment, life and news, the website offers comprehensive information about the casual US lifestyle.
    http://www.usatoday.com/

  • USA Travel - About.com
    About.com page dedicated to travel within the US for both citizens and foreigners. Information on different popular locations available for free on the website. Trip planning options are also available.
    http://usatravel.about.com/

  • USA.com
    Website aimed at providing perspective entrepreneurs with various articles and insight into the inner workings of US businesses. Information about states is provided and the overall aim is to increase business opportunities within the US.
    http://www.usa.com/

  • USA.gov
    The official page of the US government. Underlines important articles, facts and figures about current state of affairs in the US. Credit reports, hurricane warnings and articles aimed at increasing your own security are provided to all users.
    http://www.usa.gov/

Pages: 1 | 2 | >>