The Unitit States o Americae, commonly referred tae as the Unitit States or Americae, is a constitutional federal republic componed o 50 states, a federal destrict, five major sel-govrening territories, an various possessions.[fn 1] Forty-aicht o the fifty states an the federal destrict are contiguous an locatit in North Americae atween Canadae an Mexico. The state o Alaska is in the northwast corner o North Americae, bordered bi Canadae tae the east an athort the Bering Strait frae Roushie tae
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (US or U.S.) or America, is a country primarily located in central North America, between Canada and Mexico. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five self-governing territories, and several other island possessions.
The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, a federal district ( Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States), five major territories, and various minor islands. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in North America between Canada and Mexico, while Alaska is in the far northwestern part of North America and Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid- Pacific.
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The Unitit States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch o the Unitit States Airmed Forces an ane o the seven uniformed services o the Unitit States.It is lairger nor the next 13 lairgest navies combined in terms o battle fleet tonnage, accordin tae ane estimate.
In 1776, in Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress declared the independence of the colonies as the United States. Led by General George Washington, it won the Revolutionary War with large support from France, and additional help from Spain and the Netherlands.
The United States is the third-most populous country in the world, with an estimated population of 330,052,960 as of August 2, 2020. The United States Census Bureau shows a population increase of 0.75% for the twelve-month period ending in July 2012.
The United States has been subjected to pandemics and epidemics throughout its history, including the 1918 Spanish flu, the 1957 Asian flu, and the 1968 Hong Kong flu pandemics.    In the most recent pandemic prior to COVID-19, the 2009 swine flu pandemic took the lives of more than 12,000 Americans and hospitalized another ...
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America.It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, specifically "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers ...
Education in the United States is provided in public, private, and home schools. State governments set overall educational standards, often mandate standardized tests for K–12 public school systems and supervise, usually through a board of regents, state colleges, and universities.