United States

[[Cliff Palace The United States of America (USA or U.S.A.), commonly known as the United States (US or U.S.) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It is a federation of 50 states, a federal capital district (Washington, D.C.), and 326 Indian reservations.}} Outside the union of states, it asserts sovereignty over five major unincorporated island territories and various uninhabited islands., November 1997, pp. 1, 6, 39n. Both viewed April 6, 2016.}} The country has the world's third-largest land area,, the United States is the third-largest country in the world by land area, behind Russia and China. By total area (land and water), it is the third-largest, behind Russia and Canada, if its coastal and territorial water areas are included. However, if only its internal waters are included (bays, sounds, rivers, lakes, and the Great Lakes), the U.S. is the fourth-largest, after Russia, Canada, and China.
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Paleo-Indians migrated across the Bering land bridge more than 12,000 years ago, and went on to form various civilizations and societies. British colonization led to the first settlement of the Thirteen Colonies in Virginia in 1607. Clashes with the British Crown over taxation and political representation sparked the American Revolution, with the Second Continental Congress formally declaring independence on July 4, 1776. Following its victory in the Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the country continued to expand across North America. As more states were admitted, sectional division over slavery led to the secession of the Confederate States of America, which fought the remaining states of the Union during the 1861–1865 American Civil War. With the Union's victory and preservation, slavery was abolished nationally. By 1890, the United States had established itself as a great power. After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the U.S. entered World War II. The aftermath of the war left the U.S. and the Soviet Union as the world's two superpowers and led to the Cold War, during which both countries engaged in a struggle for ideological dominance and international influence. Following the Soviet Union's collapse and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the U.S. emerged as the world's sole superpower.

The U.S. national government is a presidential constitutional republic and liberal democracy with three separate branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. It has a bicameral national legislature composed of the House of Representatives, a lower house based on population; and the Senate, an upper house based on equal representation for each state. Substantial autonomy is given to states and several territories, with a political culture that emphasizes liberty, equality under the law, individualism, and limited government.

One of the world's most developed countries, the United States has had the largest nominal GDP since about 1890 and accounted for 15% of the global economy in 2023. It possesses by far the largest amount of wealth of any country and has the highest disposable household income per capita among OECD countries. The U.S. ranks among the world's highest in human rights, economic competitiveness, productivity, innovation, and higher education. Its hard power and cultural influence have a global reach. The U.S. is a founding member of the World Bank, Organization of American States, NATO, and United Nations, as well as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Provided by Wikipedia
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  3. Indian affairs
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  4. The organic and other general laws of Oregon
    together with the national Constitution and other public acts and statutes of the United States 1845-1864
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  6. Memorial on the Canal de Haro as the boundary line of the United States of America
    presented in the name of the American Government to His Majesty William I German Emperor and King of Prussia as arbitrator
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    embracing the statutes of the United States of a general and permanent nature in force July 16 1918 with an appendix covering acts June 14 to July 16 1918
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  9. Supplement to the Revised statutes of the United States vol 1 1874-1891
    forty-third to fifty-first Congress inclusive embracing the statutes general and permanent in their nature passed after the revised statutes and in force at the end of the fifty-first Congress
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  11. Trail smelter reference
    Reply brief for the government of the United States submitted to the International joint commission
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  13. Revised statutes of the United States
    passed at the first session of the Forty-third Congress 1873-74 Reprinted with amendments under authority of an act of Congress approved the second day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven with an appendix
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    Published 1878
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  14. Trail smelter reference
    Brief for the government of the United States submitted to the International joint commission
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    Published 1930
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  15. Supplement to the Revised statutes of the United States volume 2 comprising numbers 1 to 9
    legislation of the fifty-second to the fifty-sixth Congresses 1892-1901
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  17. The Constitution of the United States of America as amended
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  18. We the people
    the Constitution of the United States of America
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