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The United States of America is the second largest country in North America, and its inhabitants account for about 56.72 percent of North America's population. The United States consists of fifty distinct states, most of which are located on the North American continent. The forty-eight contiguous states, sometimes called the "lower 48 states" are located to the south of Canada and to the north of Mexico. Alaska, the 49th (and largest) state, is located in northwestern North America, west of Canada, while Hawaii, the 50th (and only island) state, is located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,467 miles southwest of California.
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  • United States World Bank Data
    World Bank statistical data and graphs about economic and social development patterns in the United States. Data includes topics such as GNI per capita, school enrollment, and life expectancy.
    data.worldbank.org/country/united-states
  • United States Flag
    The United States flag features 50 stars on a blue background in the left-hand corner, along with thirteen alternating red and white stripes. The 50 stars stand for the fifty current states.
    www.united-states-flag.org/
  • United States Map
    This site features United States road maps, topographical maps, and relief maps as well as detailed regional maps of the USA. View the map of the original 13 states, as they existed after the Revolutionary War.
    www.united-states-map.com/
  • United States Capitol Building Dome (Digital Image)
    The dome of the United States Capitol rises in front of a cloudless blue sky. Capitol buildings serve as historic landmarks of the federal government and of each state, as well as places in which official government business takes place.
    www.stateabbreviations.us/search.htm
  • United States Photo Gallery
    This website offers an online photo gallery that features major United States cities and points of interest. Find links to photos from many different states.
    www.onlineatlas.us/gallery.htm
  • United States Capitol Building (Photograph)
    Captioned gallery photo and description of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The Capitol building houses the Senate and House of Representative legislative chambers.
    www.onlineatlas.us/gallery/washington-dc.htm
  • United States Capitol at Night (Digital Video)
    The United States Capitol Building dome, illuminated at night, zooms out in this video.
    vimeo.com/69387978
  • United States Flag (Digital Video)
    On a black background, the flag of the United States flutters gently in the breeze.
    vimeo.com/68715754
  • US Map History
    This United States map site provides a history of the United States along with free printable outline, topographical, and road maps of the entire United States and regions within it.
    www.united-states-map.com/history.htm
  • Library Guide
    Browse this library guide and directory to learn about public libraries and institutional libraries in the United States of America. All directory listings include contact information, category tags, and website links.
    libraries.regionaldirectory.us/
  • Newspaper Publisher Directory
    Browse this newspaper publisher directory for information about newspaper publishers in the United States of America. All directory listings include contact information, category tags, and website links.
    newspaper-publishers.regionaldirectory.us/
  • A Directory
    This website directory, started in 2007, includes a broad selection of categorized website links that are of general interest to English-speaking people in the United States of America.
    www.adirectory.us/
  • Western USA Outlet Stores
    Outlet shoppers are often willing to travel some distance to go outlet shopping. This web page lists selected outlet store malls that are located in western United States.
    www.outlet-stores.us/west.htm
  • State Capitals
    Each of the fifty (50) states in the United States of America has a capital city. This State-Capitals.org website contains information about, and interactive maps of, these state capitals.
    www.state-capitals.org/
  • American Revolution
    The American Revolution was fought against the British Empire in the 18 century, in order for the 13 original colonies to gain independence from Great Britain.
    www.american-revolution.us/
  • US Virgin Islands
    The U.S. Virgin islands are comprised of St Croix, St John, and St Thomas. Learn more about these Caribbean islands and find helpful travel guides for planning a relaxing vacation getaway.
    www.caribbeanislands.us/us-virgin-islands.htm
  • LocDir
    LocDir.com is a local directory which features regional categories for all fifty states in the USA. Web site owners, webmasters, and publicists can submit family-friendly, English-language web sites.
    www.locdir.com/
  • New England Map
    The New-England-Map.com website features several maps of New England as well as information about the geography, history, and culture of the New England region.
    www.new-england-map.com/
  • Eastern USA Outlet Stores
    Many people enjoy shopping at outlet stores and malls. Locate factory outlets on the east coast with this helpful guide to eastern USA outlet stores.
    www.outlet-stores.us/east.htm
  • State Maps
    This site is a convenient map portal offering access to political, topographical, and relief maps for each US state. Each individual state map website also offers state-specific geographical and travel information.
    www.state-maps.org/
  • State Map Sources
    There are many different kinds of maps, with road maps being the most popular for travel purposes. Here you will find road maps, topo maps, and other maps for all fifty states and Washington DC.
    www.state-maps.org/sources.htm
  • State Abbreviations Map
    This map shows all 50 states of the USA with their 2-letter abbreviations. The states on the North American continent are located correctly with respect to each other.
    www.stateabbreviations.us/states.htm
  • The News
    Most of us rely on the news to keep us informed about current events. This site features a helpful directory of links to news by US state, as well as US current events in general.
    www.the-news.us/
  • Washington, DC National Mall
    Learn about the history of the National Mall in Washington D.C. and find a detailed map to the area on this informative website.
    www.washington-dc-map.com/national-mall.htm
  • Federal Reserve
    The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. The Federal Reserve Bank is in change of ensuring the stability of the currency and monetary system of the United States.
    www.federal-reserve.org/

United States News

  • Security Council again fails to extend panel investigating use of chemical weapons in Syria
    Two draft resolutions – one sponsored by the United States and another led by Bolivia – were defeated in the United Nations Security Council Thursday, blocking renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
    UN News Centre.  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:06:15 EST.
  • U.S. Wants Automakers to Use More North American Parts on Cars
    The United States has proposed more North American parts and steel in cars built under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the latest round of negotiation talks with Canada and Mexico. ...
    Alex Nishimoto.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:51:07 +0000.
  • Elite Men's Roster Announced for 2017 Road Worlds
    USA Cycling announced today a roster of six athletes that will represent the United States in the elite menandrsquo;s road race and time trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, September 16-24, in Bergen, Norway.
    USA Cycling.  Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:24:34 GMT.

United States Bibliography

  • Atlas of United States History. Union, NJ. Hammond World Atlas Corporation. 2001.
  • Road Atlas. Long Island City, NY. American Map. 2007.
  • Bernstein, Richard B. The Constitution of the United States of America. New York, NY. Fall River. 2002.
  • Bock, Judy, and Rachel Kranz. Encyclopedia of the United States. New York, NY. Scholastic. 1997.
  • Boyer, Paul S., ed. The Oxford Companion to United States History. New York, NY. Oxford University Press. 2001.
  • De Blij, Harm J., ed. Atlas of the United States. New York, NY. Oxford University Press. 2006.
  • Fonda, Suzanne Patrick. United States Atlas for Young Explorers. Washington, DC. National Geographic. 2008.
  • Souter, Gerry, and Janet Souter. The Founding of the United States, 1763-1815. London, England. SevenOaks. 2011.
  • Sunderland, Jane, ed. Guide to the National Parks of the United States. Washington, DC. National Geographic Society. 2007.

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