United States

United States of America
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Motto
"In God We Trust"  (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"  ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
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Location of the United States
CapitalWashington, D.C.
Largest cityNew York City
National languageEnglish (de facto)1
DemonymAmerican
GovernmentFederal constitutional republic
 - PresidentGeorge W. Bush (R)
 - Vice PresidentDick Cheney (R)
 - Speaker of The HouseNancy Pelosi (D)
 - Chief JusticeJohn Roberts
Independence from Great Britain
 - DeclaredJuly 4 1776 
 - RecognizedSeptember 3 1783 
 - Water (%)6.76
Population
 -  estimate0[1] (3rd3)
 - 2000 census281,421,906 
GDP (PPP)2007 estimate
 - Total$13,675,129m [2] (1st)
 - Per capita$43,444 (4th)
GDP (nominal)2007 estimate
 - Total$13,770,309m[2] (1st)
 - Per capita$44,190 (8th)
Gini? (2005)46.9[3] 
HDI (2004)0.948 (high[4]) (8th)
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($) (USD "$")
Time zone (UTC-5 to -10)
 - Summer (DST) (UTC-4 to -10)
Internet TLD.us .gov .mil .edu
Calling code+1
1English is the de facto language of American government; Spanish is the second most common. English, Spanish, French, and Hawaiian are officially recognized by various states.
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References

1. ^ Extrapolation from U.S. POPClock. U.S. Census Bureau. Updated automatically.
2. ^ Report for Selected Countries and Subjects (180 countries; 6 subjects). International Monetary Fund. Retrieved on 2007-06-17.
3. ^ Household Income Distribution, 1967 to 2005. U.S. Census Bureau (2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-28.
4. ^ Table 1: Human Development Index. Human Development Report 2006. United Nations Development Program. Retrieved on 2006-12-28.
Us is a pronoun in the English language, the objective form of we.

US (capitalized) is an alternative of the abbreviation U.S. which generally refers to the United States of America.

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USA most commonly refers to the United States of America.

The terms USA or Usa may also refer to:

in government:
  • Unit Self Assessment, US military
  • United States Army
  • United States Attorney

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United States usually refers to the United States of America. It may also mean any of the following:

Countries

Current

  • United Mexican States, the official name of Mexico

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A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization.
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In God We Trust is the current national motto of the United States and also of the U.S. state of Florida. It was declared as such by an Act of Congress in 1956. Though some believe that this act displaced an already existing national motto, E Pluribus Unum
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"E pluribus unum" was for most the motto of the United States government until 1956. Along with Annuit Coeptis and Novus Ordo Seclorum, E Pluribus Unum was adopted to appear on the Great Seal of the United States in 1782.
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Official status
Official language of: Vatican City
Used for official purposes, but not spoken in everyday speech
Regulated by: Opus Fundatum Latinitas
Roman Catholic Church
Language codes
ISO 639-1: la
ISO 639-2: lat
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For the Radiohead song, see "The National Anthem".
A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a country's government as the official
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Writer(s) Francis Scott Key
Composer(s) John Stafford Smith

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key.
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capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of "capital") is the center of government.
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Washington, D.C.

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Nickname: DC, The District
Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All)
Location of Washington, D.C.
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8,143,197 10,194.2 26,402.9 18.7 1 Northeast
2 Los Angeles, California 4,324,526 3,041.2 7,876.8 12.9 2 West
3 Chicago, Illinois 3,158,790 4,922.9 12,750.3 9.4 3 Midwest
4 Houston, Texas 2,016,582 1,301.8 3,371.7 5.
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City of New York
New York City at sunset

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Nickname: The Big Apple, Gotham, The City that Never Sleeps
Location in the state of New York
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Writing system: Latin (English variant) 
Official status
Official language of: 53 countries
Regulated by: no official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1: en
ISO 639-2: eng
ISO 639-3: eng  
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De facto is a Latin expression that means "in fact" or "in practice" but not spelled out by law. It is commonly used in contrast to de jure (which means "by law") when referring to matters of law, governance, or technique (such as standards), that are found in the
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A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. In English, the name of a people's language is often the same as this word, e.g., the "French" (language or people).
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Use of the word American in the English language differs between historical, geographical and political contexts. It derives from America, a term originally referring to all of the New World (also called the Americas), and its usage has evolved over time.
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government is a body that has the power to make and the authority to enforce rules and laws within a civil, corporate, religious, academic, or other organization or group.[1]
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federal republic is a federation of states with a republican form of government. A federation is composed of a number of self-governing states united by a federal government.
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constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens.
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George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. Bush was first elected in the 2000 presidential election, and reelected for a second term in the 2004 presidential election.
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Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. It is often referred to as the Grand Old Party or the GOP. It is the younger of the two major U.S.
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Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. It is often referred to as the Grand Old Party or the GOP. It is the younger of the two major U.S.
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Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before becoming Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2002 to 2007, holding the post during the 107th, 108th, and 109th
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