About the US and Government

One of the most important ways to increase connectivity is through knowlege. Want to feel more educated? Here is some knowledge about the US:

Location and Population:

  • The United States is located in North America, between Canada and Mexico
  • America is approximately slightly more than twice the size of the European Union
  • Population is approximately: 323,995,528 (2016)

Economy: 

  • GDP of $18.56 trillion (2016)
  • Second largest economic industrial output
  • Forefront industries include: computers, pharmaceuticals, and medical, aerospace, and military equipment

Government:

  • Type of Government-Constitutional Federal Republic
  • Capital: Washington, DC
  • 50 States and 1 District: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Chief of State (President): Donald J Trump, Vice President: Michael R. Pence (President is both head of State and Government)
  • Bicameral legislature (Congress): Separated into the House of Representatives (435 seats, elected through single member districts/majority vote) and the Senate( 100 members; 2 members per 50 states-elected through majority vote/single member districts in states)

You can learn more about the US at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html