The United States of America is commonly known as the U.S. or United States or just America. The United States of America is a federal republic that is composed of fifty states, one federal district, five independent government territories and other various possessions. Forty-eight of fifty states as well as a federal district are contiguous and situated in North America between Mexico and Canada. The state of Alaska is situated in the northwest and bordered across the Bering Strait from Russia and to 6the east, it is bordered by Canada. The state of Hawaii that is also a part of the United States of America is an archipelago situated in the Pacific Ocean. The territory of the United States is scattered about THE Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The United States territory is, in fact, stretching across nine time zones. The United States is in fact world’s seventeenth megadiverse countries thanks to great diversity in wildlife, geography, and climate.
The capital city of the United States is Washington D.C., and the largest city is New York. There is no any official language at a federal level. However national language is English. The United States ethnic groups by race include white 77.1 percentage, black 13.3 percentage, multiracial 2.6 percentage, Asian 5.6 percentage, native 1.2 percentage. Ethnic groups are Latino or Hispanic 17.6 percentage, and other that are non-Hispanic or Latino 82.4 percentage. When it come to the religion, 70.6 percentage of the United States residents are Christina, 1.9 percentage of the residents are Jewish, 0.9 percentage of the American citizens are Muslim, 0.7 percent of the residents are Buddhists as well as 0.7 percentage of residents are Hindu, 1.8 percent of the American citizens are other religion and 22.8 percent of them are unaffiliated.
The United States total area is 3,796,742 square miles, and the United States is world’s third largest country regarding the area. When it comes to the water area, in the United States it takes up about 6.97 percentage of the United States territory, so the total land area is 3,531,905 percentage of the total United States territory. When it comes to the United States population, in 2017, it is estimated that there are 325,145,963 American citizens who are greater than the 2010 estimation when there were 309,349,689 American citizens. So population density is around 90.6 per square mile. When it comes to the GDP, in 2016, it is estimated that GDP was 18,558 trillion American dollars, and GDP per capita was 57,476 American dollars.
The United States is world’s third largest country regarding total are. There are more than 325 million American citizens, so the United States is also the third most populous world’s country as well. The United States is also one of the most ethnically diverse as well as multicultural nations in the world. The United States is home to a great number of immigrants, so the United States is also world’s country with the largest number of immigrants. Besides the capital city Washington D.C. and New York that is United States largest city, there is other major U.S. area that has at least 4 million residents like San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
History of the United States
At least fifteen thousand years ago, Paleo-Indians have migrated from Asia and have situated somewhere in the North America. Later, in the 16th century, European colonization has begun. The United States has emerged from thirteen British colonies. There were various and serious disputes between the colonies and the Great Britain that led to Seven Years’ War. Further, Seven Years’ War also led to American Revolution that started in 1775. During of the course of the American Revolution War, on 4th of July, the colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. The war came to an end in 1783 which is the date when the United States proclaimed their independence. To conclude the United States proclaimed their independence from Great Britain o 4th of July 1776. This was the first great success toward United States independence against a British and overall European power. The current United States Constitution was adopted a shortly after independence was proclaimed in 1788. Previously, the Articles of Confederation were adopted before current Constitution in 1781. These Articles of Confederation that were adopted in 1781were considered inadequate for federal powers, so there was a great need for another constitution.
The Bill of Rights is collective name of the first ten confederation amendments that were ratified in 1791. The Bill of Rights was designed in order to guarantee various fundamental civil rights and liberties. In the 19th century, the United States embarked on some vigorous expansion all over the North America. At this time the United States during this expansion were displacing some Native American tribes as well as acquiring some new territories. Eventually the United States was admitting some new states in the middle of the 19th century. Further, the continent was spanned by the end of 1848.
Further, during the second half of the 19th century, a legal end to slavery in the country took place as the result of the American Civil War. By the end of the 19th century, the United States extended its territory further into the Pacific Ocean. The United States economy was booming mainly driven by the Industrial Revolution. The United States is global military power for decades, and that is proven during the World War I and the Spanish American War. The United States during these events has proven to be a global superpower.
The United States is the first country that developed nuclear weapons, as well as the only country that used a nuclear weapon in the warfare. The United States is also a part of a major worldwide organization as well as the permanent member of the United States Security Council. After the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and the end of the Cold War, the United States was left as a great and global superpower. The United States is a founding member of various organizations including Organization of American States, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and other organizations.
The United States is among the world’s largest countries as well as among the highest developed countries since it has the largest economy in term of nominal GDP and the second largest economy regarding the GDP by PPP. The United States holds more than forty percent of all world’s wealth even though it’s populations take up about 4.3 percentage of the world’s population. The United States also ranks great among various measures of performance including human development, per capita GDP, average wage, GDP by PPP or productivity per person. The United States economy is considered to be post-industrial mainly characterized by the dominance of knowledge economy and various services. Therefore the United States manufacturing sector remains among the highest in the world at a high second place. The United States is as well greatest military power as well as foremost economic power. The United States is as well great political and cultural influence as well as a leader in various scientific researched and many technological innovations and advancements.
Sports in the United States
The most popular sport in the United States is most definitely American football. It should be noted that the NFL or the National Football League has the largest base of loyal attendance of any worldwide sports leagues. It is also an interesting fact that the Super Bowl is watched by great number f people globally, and that number is in millions. The United States national sport is baseball from the late 19th century. The top baseball league is MLB or Major League Baseball. Other popular sports in the United States are ice hockey and basketball. The United States is the leader in basketball and ice hockey leagues, so the United States leading basketball and ice hockey leagues are NBA or National Basketball Association and NHL National Hockey League. The major sports that are widely popular in the United States commonly occupy a season at different, however with overlapping at certain times of the year.
Other widely played sports in the United States are college basketball and football that attract a great audience during a season. When it comes to the soccer, the United States hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1994, and the United State men’s soccer team qualified for even ten World Cups. The United States women’s team has won three times the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the United State the sports’ highest league in a major soccer league that features three Canadian and nineteen American teams. The sports market is around 69 billion American dollars which make it around fifty percent larger than the European, African and Middle Eastern markets together.
When it comes to the Olympic Games, eight of them were held in the United States. Estimated in 2014, the United States has won two thousand four hundred medals just at the Sumer Olympic Games. When it comes to the Winter Olympic Games, the United States has won two hundred eighty-one medal that is the second best just behind Norway.