The United States Of America

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United States
Louie E. Watson
The United States of America consists of 50 states governed on a federal level, as well as a state level. The population of the United States is 318 million people of mixed races and heritage. Although the population is predominantly of European descent, the country has been a welcoming beacon to immigrants from virtually every country and culture in the world. English is the predominant language, although languages from many foreign countries are spoken within cultural enclaves throughout the U.S.
Today the United States boast the largest single national economy. It is based on an capitalist model and its largest trading partners are Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, and Germany. Today, the United States is home to 29.6 million small businesses, 30% of the world 's millionaires, 40% of the world 's billionaires, as well as 139 of the world 's 500 largest companies. It boast a GDP of $17.02 Trillion (USTR).
Originally Native Americans lived in the lands now known as the United States for thousands of years. In the 1600’s European settlers began coming over to settle the lands. In 1776 congress formed the United States of America and wrote the Declaration of Independence. In 1789 the constitution was written and in 1791 the Bill of Rights. Through numerous wars with Britain the Americas won there independence (May, 2002).
The United States is a republic based on a constitution. There is the President who is the top…

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