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  United States
  U.S. Executive  Donald Trump 1 16 +14.31%
  U.S. Senate  Republican Party Control 0 18 +6.00%
  U.S. House of Representatives  Democratic Party Control 0 18 +8.29%
  U.S. Governors  Republican Party Control 0 19 +4.00%
   U.S. Supreme Court  John G. Roberts Jr. 0 05 +56.00%
 Independent Agencies   
 Alabama  4,779,736
 Alaska  731,545
 Arizona  7,278,717
 Arkansas  2,915,918
 California  37,253,956
 Colorado  5,029,196
 Connecticut  3,574,097
 Delaware  897,934
 District of Columbia  658,893
 Florida  21,477,737
 Georgia  9,687,653
 Hawai'i  1,360,301
 Idaho  1,567,582
 Illinois  12,671,821
 Indiana  6,483,802
 Iowa  3,046,355
 Kansas  2,853,118
 Kentucky  4,339,367
 Louisiana  4,533,372
 Maine  1,328,361
 Maryland  5,773,552
 Massachusetts  6,547,629
 Michigan  9,986,857
 Minnesota  5,639,632
 Mississippi  2,967,297
 Missouri  5,988,927
 Montana  980,152
 Nebraska  1,826,341
 Nevada  2,700,551
 New Hampshire  1,316,470
 New Jersey  8,791,894
 New Mexico  2,059,179
 New York  19,378,102
 North Carolina  9,535,483
 North Dakota  672,591
 Ohio  11,536,504
 Oklahoma  3,751,351
 Oregon  3,831,074
 Pennsylvania  12,702,379
 Rhode Island  1,052,567
 South Carolina  4,625,364
 South Dakota  814,180
 Tennessee  6,346,105
 Texas  25,145,561
 Utah  2,763,885
 Vermont  625,741
 Virginia  8,001,024
 Washington  6,724,540
 West Virginia  1,852,994
 Wisconsin  5,686,986
 Wyoming  563,626
Territory/ Commonwealth
 American Samoa  55,247
 Guam  159,358
 Northern Mariana Islands  52,263
 Puerto Rico  3,725,789
 U. S. Virgin Islands  106,405
 Unincorporated Territories   
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Established July 04, 1776
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRP November 15, 2014 08:56am
Description United States of America Washington, DC
A collection of former British, French, and Spanish colonies, the United States is a Constitution based federal republic with strong democratic traditions. It is comprised of 50 states, a single federal district, and several dependencies. The United States is governed by three equal branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The President of the United States is both the Sovereign Head of State and Chief of Government, elected by an electoral college for four-year terms serving not more than two terms.

As a federation form of government, individual states & dependencies are afforded a great deal of autonomy over domestic affairs & relevant foreign affairs. Each state or territory is administered by a popularly elected governor and legislature. States are further divided into smaller regions called counties within which cities, towns and villages are incorporated.

Nation Flag Description:
The blue canton symbolizes the union. The 50 stars stand for the 50 states. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies which formed the independent nation. The Blue symbolizes loyalty, devotion, friendship, justice and truth; the red stands for courage, zeal and fervency; and the white represents purity and rectitude of conduct.

United States 1959 - Jan 3, 1959-

Largest Population Cities  
# City County Population As Of
1 New York City 8,336,817 2019-07-01
2 Los Angeles Los Angeles 3,979,576 2019-07-01
3 Chicago Cook 2,705,994 2018-07-01
4 Houston Harris 2,325,502 2018-07-01
5 Phoenix Maricopa 1,660,272 2018-07-01
6 Philadelphia Philadelphia 1,584,138 2018-07-01
7 San Antonio Bexar 1,532,233 2018-07-01
8 San Diego San Diego 1,425,976 2018-07-01
9 Dallas Dallas 1,345,047 2018-07-01
10 San Jose Santa Clara 1,030,119 2018-07-01
Largest Population Counties  
# County State Population As Of
1 Los Angeles CA 9,818,605 2010-04-01
2 Cook IL 5,194,675 2010-04-01
3 Maricopa AZ 4,410,824 2018-04-01
4 Harris TX 4,092,459 2010-04-01
5 Orange CA 3,185,968 2018-07-01
6 San Diego CA 3,095,313 2010-04-01
7 Miami-Dade FL 2,761,581 2018-07-01
8 Kings NY 2,504,700 2010-04-01
9 Riverside CA 2,450,758 2018-07-01
10 Dallas TX 2,368,139 2010-04-01

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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 29, 1850 05:00pm Sep 20, 1850 05:00pm Major Legislation Compromise of 1850  Chronicler 
Sep 11, 2001 08:45am Sep 11, 2001 10:30am Terrorist Attack 9/11 Attack  Scott³ 
Nov 07, 2006 06:00am Nov 07, 2006 11:55pm General Election 2006 U.S. General Election  RP 
Feb 05, 2008 06:00am Feb 05, 2008 11:55pm Presidential Primary Tsunami Tuesday  Scott³ 
Nov 04, 2008 01:00am Nov 04, 2008 11:55pm General Election 2008 U.S. General Election  ArmyDem 
Nov 02, 2010 05:00am Nov 02, 2010 11:50pm General Election 2010 U.S. General Election  ArmyDem 
May 04, 2012 01:00pm May 06, 2012 01:00pm National Convention Libertarian National Convention  Picimpalious 
Nov 06, 2012 05:00am Nov 06, 2012 11:55pm General Election 2012 U.S. General Election   Jason 
Nov 04, 2014 04:30pm Nov 04, 2014 04:30pm General Election 2014 U.S. General Election   J.R. 
Nov 08, 2016 01:00am Nov 08, 2016 11:00pm General Election 2016 U.S. General Election  RP 
Nov 06, 2018 01:00am Nov 06, 2018 11:00pm General Election 2018 U.S. General Election  RP 
Nov 03, 2020 01:00am Nov 03, 2020 11:00pm General Election 2020 U.S. General Election  RP 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 29, 2019 07:00pm Commentary The Deaths That Shook Politics in 2019  Article PA Indy 
Sep 30, 2013 11:20pm News US government begins shutdown after Congress debates end in stalemate  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 11, 2013 10:05am News How Much Does a House Seat Cost?  Article kal 
Jul 07, 2013 02:00pm News Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie  Article zorkpolitics 
Jul 01, 2013 12:00pm News Poll Shows Americans More Afraid Of Their Government Than A Terrorist Attack  Article kal 
Apr 12, 2013 10:10am Poll Poll: U.S. in best mood since '07  Article Brandonius Maximus