Welcome to the U.S.A.!

The United States of America (U.S.A) is a country that of consists of 50 states, the District of Columbia (D.C), 5 territories, 9 minor outlying islands, and 326 Indian reservations.

It is the world's 3 rd largest country with a population of over 338 million. It is the most populated in the Americas and the 3rd most populated country in the world.

The U.S. shares land borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It also shares maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations.

Facts

Climate: Varies from tropical to arctic and alpine

Population: 338 million people

Capital: Washington D.C.

Government: Democracy

Regions: 50 states, D.C., 14 territories

Languages: English

Religion: 67% Christians

Currency: U.S. dollar

Economy: World's top petroleum producer

National Anthem: "Star-Spangled Banner"

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History

  • 5,000 BC - Small tribes develop
  • 1,000 BC - Adena and Hopewell peoples
  • 1000 - Mississippian people
  • 1 400 - Apache, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Navajo, Sioux
  • 1492 - Columbus discovers the Americas
  • 1513 - Ponce de Leon visits Florida
  • 1540 - de Soto explores the Southeast
  • 1565 - St. Augustine is established in FL
  • 1607 - Jamestown is established in VA
  • 1620 - Mayflower lands at Plymouth, MA
  • 1754 - French and Indian war begins
  • 1763 - British wins, gains France's territories

  • 1773 - Boston Tea Party
  • 1775 - Revolutionary War begins
  • 1776 - America declares independence
  • 1781 - British surrender, Articles of the Confederation
  • 1787 - Constitution is adopted
  • 1789 - George Washington becomes President
  • 1791 - The Bill of Rights added to Constitution
  • 1803 - Louisiana Purchase from France
  • 1804 - Lewis and Clark expedition
  • 1812 - War of 1812 with Britain begins
  • 1823 - The Monroe Doctrine
  • 1836 - Battle of the Alamo, TX
  • 1838 - Cherokee Nation Trail of Tears
  • 1846 - Mexican-American War begins
  • 1849 - California Gold Rush

  • 1860 - Abraham Lincoln becomes president
  • 1861 - Civil War begins
  • 1863 - Emancipation Proclamation frees slaves
  • 1865 - Civil War ends, slavery outlawed, Lincoln killed
  • 1867 - Alaska purchased from Russia
  • 1917 - U.S. joins WW I
  • 1920 - Women gain the right to vote
  • 1929 - Great Depression begins
  • 1941 - Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, U.S. joins WWII
  • 1944 - U.S. takes part in Normandy Invasion
  • 1945 - U.S. bombs Japan, WW II ends
  • 1955 - Rosa Parks arrested
  • 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 1963 - John F. Kennedy assassinated, MLK speech
  • 1964 - (JFK) Civil Rights Act passed
  • 1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated
  • 2009 - Barack Obama becomes President

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