The United States of America, States, Constitution, Area, President and Population

The United States of America Map
The United States of America Map

The United States of America

The United States, which is officially called the United States of America, and is abbreviated U.S. or U.S.A., commonly known as America is a country in North America, a federal republic that consists of 50 states. Its capital city is Washington, DC. which is referred to as a global finance and culture center. The United States borders Canada on the north, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

The United States is a federal republic and a representative democracy with three separate branches of government, including a bicameral legislature.

The United States of America National Flag

The national flag of the United States of America often referred to as the American flag or the U.S. flag has certain features. It has 50 stars that represent the 50 U.S. states, and 13 stripes that represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain.

The 50 States of America, their Abbreviations and Capital

The states are the constituent political divisions that make up the United States.

  1. Alabama              AL           Montgomery
  2.  Alaska                 AK           Juneau
  3.  Arizona                AZ           Phoenix
  4.  Arkansas             AR          Little Rock
  5.  California            CA          Sacramento
  6.  Colorado             CO          Denver
  7.  Connecticut       CT           Hartford
  8.  Delaware            DE           Dover
  9.  Florida              FL             Tallahassee
  10.  Georgia               GA          Atlanta
  11.  Hawaii               HI             Honolulu
  12.  Idaho                ID             Boise
  13.  Illinois               IL              Springfield
  14.  Indiana             IN           Indianapolis
  15.  Iowa                  IA             Des Moines
  16.  Kansas              KS             Topeka
  17.  Kentucky            KY           Frankfort
  18.  Louisiana            LA           Baton Rouge
  19.  Maine               ME           Augusta
  20.  Maryland            MD         Annapolis
  21.  Massachusetts   MA         Boston
  22.  Michigan             MI          Lansing
  23.  Minnesota         MN        St. Paul
  24.  Mississippi         MS         Jackson
  25.  Missouri              MO        Jefferson City
  26.  Montana            MT         Helena
  27.  Nebraska            NE          Lincoln
  28.  Nevada               NV          Carson City
  29.  New Hampshire NH        Concord
  30.  New Jersey        NJ           Trenton
  31.  New Mexico      NM        Santa Fe
  32.  New York            NY          Albany
  33.  North Carolina  NC          Raleigh
  34.  North Dakota    ND          Bismarck
  35.  Ohio                 OH            Columbus
  36.  Oklahoma         OK          Oklahoma City
  37.  Oregon               OR          Salem
  38.  Pennsylvania    PA          Harrisburg
  39.  Rhode Island     RI            Providence
  40.  South Carolina  SC           Columbia
  41.  South Dakota    SD           Pierre
  42.  Tennessee         TN          Nashville
  43.  Texas               TX              Austin
  44.  Utah                 UT             Salt Lake City
  45.  Vermont             VT           Montpelier
  46.  Virginia                VA          Richmond
  47.  Washington       WA         Olympia
  48.  West Virginia    WV         Charleston
  49.  Wisconsin           WI          Madison
  50.  Wyoming            WY         Cheyenne
The United States and its borders
The United States and its borders

The United States of America Geographical Area

The United States is the world’s third-largest country, occupying little less than 40% of the continent of North America. As of now, the US covers 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 km2) and is home to the third-largest population in the world.

The United States of America’s President

Joe Biden is the 46th and current president of the United States, having assumed office on January 20, 2021. Biden is a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate for 36 years from 1973 to 2009.

Biden is 79 years old as of 2022. He was born Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on 20 November 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States.

The United States Population

The current population of the United States of America is approximated to be 333,903,023 as of January 1st, 2022 based on the U.S. Census Bureau. However, as per the 2020 census, the population was estimated at 331,893,745. It was also ranked the 3rd populated country in the world.

How the United States of America was formed?

The United States of America was formed on July 4, 1776, with the Declaration of Independence of thirteen British colonies in North America. The colonies declared themselves free and independent states in the Lee Resolution of July 2, 1776.

Why is it called the United States?

Because the British referred to their North American colonies as “America,” thats where the United States of America originated. They really didn’t care what any other country thought. So when the British in North America rebelled and created their own country, the name United States of America was perfectly logical.

What was US called before 1776?

It was known as the “United Colonies,” however, on September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. The term “United Colonies,” was replaced which had been in general use.

Who lived in the US first?

For decades archaeologists thought the first Americans were the Clovis people, who were said to have reached the New World some 13,000 years ago from northern Asia.

The United States of America Constitution

The United States Constitution, which was written in 1787, approved in 1788, and has been in effect since 1789, is the world’s oldest surviving written charter of governance. Its first three words, “We the People,” assert that the United States government exists to serve its people.

Article I, which establishes a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives, recognizes the people’s supremacy through their chosen representatives. The Constitution’s placement of Congress at the start confirms its standing as the “First Branch” of the federal government.

The Constitution has been revised 27 times to date, the most recent being in 1992. The Bill of Rights is made up of the first ten amendments.

How Old is the United States?

The founding fathers sealed the declaration on 4 July 1776 and that makes the country 245 years old as of 2021. It was initially known as United Colonies and it changed the name of its new nation to the “United States of America on Sept. 9, 1776.

Time zones in the United States of America

There are eleven different time zones in the United States. The contiguous US has 4 standard time zones which stretch across the West Coast to the East Coast: These are:

  • Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST), UTC−8
  • Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST), UTC−7
  • Central Standard Time Zone (CST), UTC−6
  • Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST), UTC−5

In addition, Alaska, Hawaii, and 5 US dependencies such as the Baker Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Wake Atoll all have their own time zones.

  • Baker Island Time Zone (BIT), UTC−12
  • Samoa Standard Time Zone (SST), UTC−11
  • Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time Zone (HAST), UTC−10
  • Alaska Standard Time Zone (AKST), UTC−9
  • Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST), UTC−4
  • Chamorro Standard Time Zone (ChST), UTC+10
  • Wake Island Time Zone (WAKT), UTC+12

However, there are other States with two time zones. These are; Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

How many states are in the United States of America

The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, a federal district (Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States), five major territories, and various minor islands.

Best places to live in the United States of America

These are some of the best places to live in the US just to mention a few. However, to make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market, and have a high quality of life.

Huntsville, AL
Colorado Springs, CO
Green Bay, WI
Boulder, CO
San Jose, CA
Raleigh & Durham, NC
Fayetteville, AR
Portland, ME
Sarasota, FL
San Francisco, CA
Ann Arbor, MI
Naples, FL
Austin, TX
Des Moines, IA
Boise, ID
Grand Rapids, MI
Madison, WI
Boston, MA
Washington, DC