Legacy. United States portal. v. t. e. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.  It superseded the Articles of Confederation, the nation's first constitution. Originally comprising seven articles, it delineates the national frame of government.
The United States Armed Forces is composed of six coequal military service branches. Five of the branches, the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Air Force, and United States Space Force are organized under the Department of Defense's military departments.
The abortion rate has continuously declined from a peak in 1980 of 30 per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15–44) to 11.3 abortions per 1,000 women by 2018.  In 2018, 77.7% of abortions were performed at 9 weeks or less gestation, and 92.2% of abortions were performed at 13 weeks or less gestation.