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The United States of America

E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One!

U.S.A. Map
The United States of America is also called the United States, the U.S., the USA, America, and the States. It is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country lies mostly between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent and shares a border with Canada to the east To the west, across the Bering Strait is Russia. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories in the Pacific and Caribbean.

The United States was founded by thirteen British colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard. On July 4, 1776, they issued the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed their right to self-determination and their establishment of a cooperative union. The rebellious states defeated the British Empire in the American Revolution, the first successful colonial war of independence. The current United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787; its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic with a strong central government. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments guaranteeing many fundamental civil rights and freedoms, was ratified in 1791.

Disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over the expansion of the institution of slavery and states’ rights provoked the Civil War of the 1860s. The North’s victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of legal slavery in the United States.

USA.gov: The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
Home page of the U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information. It provides direct online access to federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
The United States House of Representatives
Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees, among other duties.
The United States Senate
In addition to its 100 senators, the Senate community is comprised of officers and staff who work behind the scenes to help the Senate conduct its business and fulfill its legislative responsibilities.
U. S. Department of State
Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the U.S. Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receivership.
ENERGY STAR
A government backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U. S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same

Indigenous people descended from forebears who migrated from Asia have inhabited what is now the mainland United States for many thousands of years. This Native American population was greatly reduced by disease and warfare after European contact.

Indian Affairs Home
The Bureau of Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 565 Federally recognized tribes within a government to government relationship
Indian Affairs Regional Offices
The twelve regional offices are located in the heart of Indian Country with the agencies located at the reservation level.

The Five Civilized Tribes were the five Native American nations which were considered civilized by Anglo-European settlers during the colonial and early federal period because they adopted many of the colonists’ customs and had generally good relations with their neighbors.

Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
Chickasaw Nation
The tribal government of the Chickasaw Nation is a democratic republic, modeled after that of the federal government.
Official websites of Choctaw Governments:
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
Muscogee (or Muskogee), also known as the Creek or Creeks
Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Seminole
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Seminole Tribe of Florida

Other places and informational links for the U.S.A.:

Busting a myth:

It is a common urban legend that the Texas flag is the only state flag that is allowed to fly at the same height as the U.S. flag. This claim is made on the basis that Texas was once an independent nation and therefore has this right inherently. Some claim that this right was negotiated when joining the United States.

The truth is that any state has the right to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag providing the flags are on separate poles (the U.S. flag should be on its right (the viewer’s left), however). If on the same pole, the U.S. flag is always above the state flag.

Amtrak
Official site includes schedules, fares, promotions, and reservations. Amtrak travels to over 500 destinations in 46 states, giving you the best views the country has to offer.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide Learn more about what we do, and join our fight today!
Assisted Living Facilities .org
AssistedLivingFacilities.org is a resource for assisted living that contains a directory of assisted living communities, an assisted living blog and senior care information.
ChooseWhat
We provide practical, plain english comparisons, reviews, and information on the best small business tools to guide you through the process of starting a business
Fuzzy World 3
Trains, trucks, bicycles, and more — there’s something for just about everybody here on Fuzzy World 3!!!
General Motors Corporation
The Official Site of General Motors. Your resource for everything GM, The #1 Selling Vehicle Manufacturer in the World for 76 Consecutive Years.
HomeAdvisor
HomeAdvisor makes it easy to find local pros who specialize in exactly the type of work you need done. Just tell us a few details about your project and we’ll match you to the best pro for the job.
Jazzmasters Strange Facts & Useless Information
I’ve been collecting these little stories, facts, and bits of useless information for quite some time and thought it was time to share with the world.
National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.
National Safety Council
The nation’s leading safety advocate for more than 100 years, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
New York Tours – Central Park Tours
Central Park Tours & Bike Rentals is the leading company for guided tours and attractions in Central Park and New York City.
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service
Ready.gov
Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
Relocation Tools at HomeFair.com
House moving relocation calculators and lots more. Get complete information, quotes, and articles on moving and relocation.
SCORE
SCORE provides free online and face-to-face business counseling, mentoring, training, business, and advice for small businesses just starting out or hoping to grow.
The Bicycling Guitarist
Chris Watson, with original songs, essays on various subjects, stories and pets.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The original Farmer’s Almanac since 1792
The Vest Family
Are you kin? You might be. Stop by and find out.
USA Web Sites:
Nationwide and state by state directories for USA Web Sites. United States websites. Online information home page and state guides

Travel:

Personal travel in the U.S.A. is dominated by automobiles, which operate on a network of roads. The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply ‘the Interstate’) is a network of freeways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States.

While ridership on Amtrak has increased, mass transit accounts for a small percent of travel.

The civil airline industry is entirely privately owned and has been largely deregulated since 1978. Most major airports are publicly owned.

Here are some other resources that might be helpful in your travels around the United States.
RV Rentals Guide
Our mission is to demystify the RV rental process, and our hope is that this website helps first-timers experience the joy of RVing.

Directions by City or Zip (Postcode)

  You’ll probably need maps, directions or both at some point in your travels. Just type the starting place in the first box, the ending destination in the second box and click “Go”. As an example, you could enter your home address as the starting point and the address of the place you are to stay at as the destination.



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