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DescriptionUnited 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.

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Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 New York City 8,537,673 2016-07-01
2 Los Angeles Los Angeles 3,976,322 2016-07-01
3 Chicago Cook 2,704,958 2016-07-01
4 Houston Harris 2,303,482 2016-07-01
5 Phoenix Maricopa 1,615,017 2016-07-01
6 Philadelphia Philadelphia 1,567,872 2016-07-01
7 San Antonio Bexar 1,492,510 2016-07-01
8 San Diego San Diego 1,406,630 2016-07-01
9 Dallas Dallas 1,317,929 2016-07-01
10 San Jose Santa Clara 1,025,350 2016-07-01
Largest Population Counties [More]  
# County Population As Of
1 Los Angeles 9,818,605 2010-04-01
2 Cook 5,194,675 2010-04-01
3 Harris 4,092,459 2010-04-01
4 Maricopa 3,817,117 2010-04-01
5 San Diego 3,095,313 2010-04-01
6 Orange 3,010,232 2010-04-01
7 Miami-Dade 2,712,945 2016-07-01
8 Kings 2,504,700 2010-04-01
9 Dallas 2,368,139 2010-04-01
10 Queens 2,230,722 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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At War with Ourselves  Purchase zorkpolitics 
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America  Purchase BrentinCO 
American City Flags: 150 Flags from Akron to Yonkers  Purchase Scott³ 
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history)  Purchase BrentinCO 
1776   Purchase Homegrown Democrat 

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
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 
Apr 01, 2013 09:40am Poll Poll: GOP unwilling to compromise, Dems spend too much  Article Monsieur