The name of this country was proposed by Thomas Paine and was officially first used in the declaration of independence on July 4 of 1776. This country is located in North America. It has 50 estates and one federal district. It also has some independent territories; its capital is Washington D.C. The most important cities are: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and Phoenix.
United states of America is bordered to the north by Canada and to the south by Mexico. It has 3.79 million square miles and approximately 300 million people; that’s why this country is considerate the third largest country by total area and population.
It is a federal constitutional republic; it is composed of three branches: legislative, executive and judiciary. The president serves a term of four years and may be elected to the office no more than twice. Its actual president is George W. Bush, who is a Republican. There are two important parties: Republican Party and Democratic Party. It has three levels of government, federal, state, and local. The voting age is eighteen.
Its economy is capitally mixed. It is the most powerful economy all around the world. Its Agriculture consist in corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products.
Its monetary unit is the dollar, which had made many changes in the different countries around the world that had adopted this money to be their own one to improve its economy, like Panama, Ecuador and El Salvador.
This country has not an official language, there are two important languages: English and Spanish. There are also many different religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, and Muslim; and there are also some people that doesn’t have any religion at all.
In the United States are different places that can be very interesting for the tourists, like:
· The Grand Canyon
Largest cities (2003 est.): New York, 18,498,000 (metro area), 8,085,742 (city proper); Los Angeles, 12,146,000 (metro area), 3,819,951 (city proper); Chicago, 8,711,000 (metro area), 2,869,121 (city proper); Houston, 2,009,960; Philadelphia, 1,479,339; Phoenix, 1,388,416; San Diego, 1,226,753; San Antonio, 1,214,725; Dallas, 1,208,318; Detroit, 911,402.
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