The united states of america became an independent state in 1783, after gaining its sovereignty from the united kingdom the population of the united states of america is 313,847,465 (2012) and the nation has a density of 34 people per square kilometer. The state of the union is a lot better than that of other unions and the state of the union at other times in us history, but the are grave concerns that threaten to rip the union apart and down the future of the union is under threat and that threat must be addressed. The us capitol rotunda is a large, domed, circular room 96 feet in diameter and 180 feet in height located in the center of the united states capitol on the second floor the rotunda is used for important ceremonial events as authorized by concurrent resolution, such as the lying in state of. South carolina declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of south carolina from the federal union the people of the state of south carolina, in convention assembled, on the 26th day of april, ad, 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the constitution of the united states, by the federal government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of. United state facts, united state geography, travel, united state internet resources, links to united states official web sites, the capitals of united state, art, culture, history, cities, airlines, embassies, tourist boards and newspapers.
Learn about living in the united states of america presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies find contact information and other facts about presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies, past and present. Fifty years ago, nearly a third of us workers belonged to a union today, it's one in 10 but the decline has not been the same for every state. In his final state of the union address, president obama largely avoided requests for congress to approve specific programs, instead focusing on broad themes about america's future.
Watch president donald trump's 2018 state of the union's speech trump addressed a joint session of congress from the united states capitol watch the pre-address coverage and the post-speech. The state department began small-scale collections against the central powers in 1916, but it wasn’t until the united states declared war on germany in 1917 that army and navy intelligence finally received more money and personnel. History of the united states forming a new nation (1784-1819) as a result of the treaty of paris of 1783, the new nation controlled all of north america from the atlantic ocean to the mississippi river between canada and florida.
The union in the civil war union states – border states – confederate states during the american civil war , the federal government was generally referred to as the union, although the terms “united states,” “federals,” the “north,” and “yankee,” were also used. The united states of america is a constitutional federal republic, not a direct democracy (which is the traditional meaning of the term democracy) the simplest way to describe america, is a “mixed constitution” or “mixed government rooted in a republic. The colonies became states of the new nation in 1788, when new hampshire became the ninth and final necessary state to ratify the united states constitution the date each state joined the union is shown in the table below. The united states also has a clear edge over the rest of the world in many high-tech industries, including computers, medical care, aerospace, and military equipment in the 1990s, the american economy experienced the second-longest period of growth in the nation's history.
History of american flag official flag for the new nation, the continental congress passed the first flag act: “resolved, that the flag of the united states be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” arrangement of the flag and. Located in the western hemisphere on the continent of north america, the united states is the fourth-largest country in the world its total area, including alaska and hawaii, is 9,629,091 sq km (3,717,813 sq mi. Flag of the united states of america: national flag consisting of white stars (50 since july 4, 1960) on a blue canton with a field of 13 alternating stripes, 7 red and 6 white the 50 stars stand for the 50 states of the union, and the 13 stripes stand for the original 13 states the flag’s width-to-length ratio is 10 to 19after the.
Following is the transcript of president obama’s state of the union address on jan 24, 2012, as released by the white house: the united states of america can’t achieve cooperation. The united states is exactly that--a union of states each state has its own individual powers however, that does not mean that the states have power to legislate on all matters the constitution of the united states spells out the powers of the federal government and of the several states the. The constitution of the united states of america is the supreme law of the united states empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of.
The united states of america has been labeled as a young nation, given its actual beginning in the year 1776, when the declaration of independence was proclaimed in reality, the journey these united states have been going through begins before 1776 native americans were the first inhabitants of this rich land. A us state is one of the states of the united states of americafour states (kentucky, massachusetts, pennsylvania, and virginia) are officially named a commonwealth rather than a statethe earliest state became one on january the second, 1788, and the latest, hawaii on august the twenty-first, 1959. President obama delivers his annual state of the union address tuesday to a joint session of congress land rushes in history, one that made the united states a transcontinental nation.