United States Of America's Information
|Land Area||9,147,593 km2|
|Water Area||685,924 km2|
|Total Area||9,833,517km2 (#3)|
|Government Type||Constitutional Federal Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$18,600.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$57,300|
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The flag of the United States features thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states; the 13 stripes the 13 original colonies. The flag is known as Old Glory, and no one knows for certain who designed it. Most historians believe that U.S. Congressman, Francis Hopkinson was the original designer, while a few still believe that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first one.
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Great Seal of the United States:
The seal was developed by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the direction of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1776. A final design was approved in 1782, and today (both sides) are found on the back of the U.S. one-dollar bill, and often stamped onto specific documents, including foreign treaties and presidential proclamations.
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The Bald Eagle was officially declared the National Emblem of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1782. It was selected by the USA's founding fathers because it is a species unique to North America. It has become the living symbol of the USA's freedom, spirit and pursuit of excellence. Its image and symbolism have played a significant role in American architecture, art, folklore and music.
Official Motto: "In God We Trust"
Note that "E Pluribus Unum" (out of many, one) was made popular during Revolutionary War times, and there is ample basis in Congressional actions, history and law for referring to it as a motto of the United States.
National Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Originally a poem, it was composed by Francis Scott Key during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry;
History, Music and Words of the National Anthem
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United States Of America Trivia
What are the Largest Ethnic Groups in the United States?
Some of the most common ethnicities in the United States include German, African American, Mexican, Irish, and English.
Largest Ethnic Groups And Nationalities In The United States
How Old is the United States of America?
The US Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
How Old Is the United States of America?
What State is Washington, D.C. In?
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. It is not located in any state and is instead a territory of its own.
Which State is Washington, D.C. In?
What are the Most Dangerous Cities in the United States?
According to the FBI crime report, St. Louis, Missouri has the highest violent crime rate in the United States, with 1,817 violent crimes for every 100,000 people. Other cities with high violent crime rates include Detroit, Michigan, with 1,759 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and Memphis, Tennessee, with 1,740 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Most Dangerous Cities in the US
What are the Demographics of the Jail Population in the United States?
White, Asian, and female Americans are far less likely to end up behind bars than men, Latinos, and African Americans.
US Prison Population By Race
Which States Border Canada?
There are 13 states that border Canada: Alaska, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Washington, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.