The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, a federal district, 5 major self-governing territories, and various possessions. 48 of the states are located in North America, between Canada and Mexico. Alaska is located in the north-west corner of North America and Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. is the third-largest country by land area in the world, and the third-most populous. The capital city is Washington D.C. and the largest city is New York City. The United States is home to a diverse population. 72.4% is white, 12.6% black, 4.8% is Asian, Amerindian and Alaska natives make up 0.9%, 0.2% is native Hawaiian and other Pacific islanders, and 6.2% accounts for other races, where individuals of two or more races is 2.9%.
In the 16th century, Europeans began colonizing what is known today as The United States. America emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. In 1775, the American Revolution began following disputes with Britain. On July 4th, 1776, the United States of America declared its independence and began to establish a constitution and expanded across North America during the 19th century. Soon, America made a name for itself as a free land, as well as a military, and global superpower. Today, the U.S. has the largest economy by nominal GDP and is the world’s foremost economic and military power. Mexico’s economy is a highly diversified, world leading, high-technology innovator, and the second-largest industrial output in the world.
President: Donald Trump
Language: English 79%, Spanish 13%, Other 8%
Currency: American Dollar
Main Sport: Baseball and American Football
Land Area: 3,796,742 sq. mi.
Unemployment Rate: 4.7 %
Population Under Poverty Line: 15.1 %
Mainline Protestants 15%
Roman Catholic 21%