The United States of America is a federal republic on the
continent of America, consisting of 48 contiguous states and the states of
Alaska and Hawaii.
Since 1820, more than 63 million immigrants have arrived in the United
States. Never in the history of the world has a country been braided together
from so many strands of people arriving with different languages, histories, and
When the Golden Gate Bridge, in
Francisco, was built it
was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
The Capitol Building in Washington D.C. It
is the seat of the United States Congress. The cornerstone of the building was
laid on September 18, 1793 by President Washington.
A view of Manhattan, a borough of New York City. The island was purchased from
the local Indians in 1626.
Parade in Disney World, Orlando.
Above, sandhill cranes in Colorado.
Below, mesas in the Monument Valley.
The New York Public Library. Founded in 1895, it is the largest public library
system in The United States.
Biltmore Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona.
The William McKinley National Monument, in Canton,
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World in Pictures. North America.
Kualoa ridgeside above Kaaawa, Oahu, Hawaii
(credit: Vincent Lim /
Hawaii Tourism Authority).
Brooklyn Bridge Park, with Manhattan in the background
(credit: Julienne Schaer / NYC &
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