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United States of America

The United States of America has a complex political history dating back to its founding in the late 18th century. The country was established as a republic with a federal system of government, and its political development has been shaped by a series of key events and figures throughout its history.

In the early years of the republic, the country was led by figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, who helped to establish the country’s political institutions and shape its vision of democracy. In the 19th century, the country experienced rapid territorial expansion, economic growth, and social change, leading to the Civil War (1861-65) between the Northern states and the Southern states that resulted in slavery being abolished and the Union being preserved.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the country’s politics were dominated by the Progressive Era and the emergence of the two-party system with the Democratic and Republican parties. In the 20th century, the United States played a leading role in World War I and World War II and became a superpower in the post-war period.

In recent decades, the country has seen a series of political shifts, including the rise of the conservative movement in the 1980s, the emergence of the Tea Party movement in the early 21st century, and the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, in 2008. The US has also seen a growing political polarization, with the two major parties becoming increasingly divided on issues such as healthcare, taxation, and social issues.

The US has had a number of presidents throughout its history, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and more recent presidents like Barack Obama, Donald Trump and the current president Joe Biden.

Official Name
United States of America

Local Name
United States

Washington, D.C.

Form: Federal republic
Head of Government: President
Head of State: President

4th July 1776

Voting Age

Legal System
Judicial review of legislative acts
Federal Level: Common law system based on English common law
State Level: Common law system based on English common law except the state of Louisiana which is based on Napoleonic civil code

Highest Court
US Supreme Court

National Emblem
The Great Seal

National Anthem
The Star-Spangled Banner

National Animal
Mammal: Bald eagle
Bird: North American bison

National Flower

National Tree
Oak tree

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