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  USA States . com - US states Portal
During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Military history of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the early years of the British colonization of North America, military action in the colonies that would become United States were the result of conflicts with Native Americans, such as in the Pequot War of 1637, King Philip's War in 1675, and the Yamasee War in 1715.
The Legion of the United States was a reorganization and extension of the United States Army in 1791 under the command of General Mad Anthony Wayne.
On April 12, 1861, forces of the South (known as the Confederate States of America or simply the Confederacy) opened fire on Fort Sumter, whose garrison was loyal to the forces of the North (who represented the United States or simply the Union).
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  United States
Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas are commonwealths of the United States.
The social structure of the United States, a capitalist country, is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 1,500 universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 Military history of the United States information - Search.com
As of 2006, the U.S. military consisted of an army, navy, air force and marine corps under the command of the United States Department of Defense.
In the early years of the British colonization of North America, military action in the colonies that would become United States were the result of conflicts with Native Americans, such as in the Pequot War of 1637 and King Philip's War in 1675.
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
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 History of the United States (1918-1945) - Wikinfo
During most of the 1920s the United States enjoyed a period of unbalanced prosperity: prices for agricultural commodities and wages fell at the end of the war while new industries (radio, movies, automobiles, and chemicals) flourished.
But despite the buoyant optimism in the United States and the apparent economic well-being in other countries, the world economy was in an unhealthy state.
The United States was far less dependent on overseas trade than it would later become, but exports formed a significant part of the economy in the 1920s.
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  Military history of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of 2006, the U.S. military consisted of an army, navy, air force and marine corps under the command of the United States Department of Defense.
In the early years of the British colonization of North America, military action in the colonies that would become United States were the result of conflicts with Native Americans, such as in the Pequot War of 1637 and King Philip's War in 1675.
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Military history of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As of 2005, the U.S. military consisted of an army, navy, air force and marine corps under the command of the United States Department of Defense.
After having won its independence from Mexico in 1836, the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States in 1845; however, the southern and western borders of Texas remained disputed during the Republic's lifetime.
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade was an organization of United States volunteers supporting or fighting for the anti-fascist Spanish Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War as part of the International Brigade.
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When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak.
When the flag of the United States is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
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 Military history of the United States - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Over the course of those years, the United States grew from an alliance of thirteen British colonies without a professional military, to one of Earth's military superpowers as of 2006.
Although the War of 1812 ended as a stalemate between the United States and Great Britain in 1815, the frontier war essentially continued into 1818 with the First Seminole War.After the War of 1812 came the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, and the era of Indian Removal.
The War on Terrorism is a global effort by the governments of several countries (primarily the United States and its principal allies) to neutralize international groups it deems as terrorist (primarily radical Islamist terrorist groups, including al-Qaida) and ensure that rogue nations no longer support terrorist activities.
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 ipedia.com: United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States of America (U.S.A.), also referred to as the United States (U.S. America¹, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America and the Pacific Ocean (the islands of Hawaii, and the Aleutians).
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the United States Virgin Islands.
The social structure of the United States is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence on the rest of the nation.
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 sociology - United States
The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii).
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 4,000 universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 Use of U.S. Forces Abroad
United States naval forces suppressing piracy landed on the northwest coast of Cuba and burned a pirate station.
Four United States vessels demonstrated and landed various parties (one of 200 marines and sailors) to discourage piracy and the slave trade along the Ivory coast, and to punish attacks by the natives on American seamen and shipping.
The United States intervened to protect lives and property during a Dominican revolt and sent more troops as fears grew that the revolutionary forces were coming increasingly under Communist control.
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 Curriculum Overview | Master of Arts in Military History Online | Norwich University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Historiography, or the art of practicing history as a distinct discipline, is an examination of the history of historical thought, from the first works of history in the classical world to the present time.
This seminar explores the military history of the United States and Europe from classical Greece to the 20th century.
This seminar examines the military history of the United States from the colonial era to the present day with special emphasis on the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Frontier Wars, America's rise to Great Power status, the First and Second World Wars, and the conflicts of the Cold War era.
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 United States Map - Maps of United States
The United States federal government produces hundreds of maps of the United States, ranging from general reference maps to thematic maps which focus on United States history, resources, agriculture, transportation, military installations, recreational areas, and other themes.
A wealth of United States maps is stored in the vaults of map libraries, historic societies, and land offices.
Thematic Maps from the United States Census Bureau.
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 Military history of the United States - Gurupedia
The categories on this (incomplete, in-development) list are somewhat arbitrary: Not all of these events were military, some were not even violent, but together they delineate the reappearance of the martial spirit in American life.
This is a list of militarized conflicts involving the United States, the dates show the years in which U.S. military units (primarily regular, occasionally irregular) participated.
The Vietnam War was one of the longest military conflicts in U.S. history.
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 Amazon.com: World War II in the Pacific: An Encyclopedia (Garland Military History of the United States): Books: S. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Therefore, it is fitting to view this source, part of the publisher's Military History of the United States Series, as both historical and contemporary in nature--historical because it deals with our past and contemporary because it presents a subject that has freshly grabbed our national attention.
ABDA Command was the first effort on the part of the Allied powers (in this case, the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Australia) to establish a joint command for the defense of Southeast Asia.
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 List of United States military history events Information
The second Barbary War was declared against the United States by the Dey of Algiers of the Barbary states, an act not reciprocated by the United States.
United States naval forces suppressing piracy landed on the northwest coast of Cuba and burned a pirate station.
CIA-backed military coup ushers in Regime of the Colonels in Greece.
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 US Military History Resources in the MSU Libraries
Veterans History Project -- the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was called upon to collect and preserve audio and video-taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them.
A Contribution to the Bibliography of the History of the United States Navy.
Howeth, L.S. History of Communications-Electronics in the United States Navy.
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 United States Military History WebRing
The United States Military History webring is composed of websites devoted to the military history of the United States of America from the Colonial Wars to the recent conflicts in which U.S. troops have been involved.
Aerodrome covers the history of aviation and aerial combat from the beginnings of powered flight to the dawn of the jet age.
History of the USS Greenfish SS 351 from launch to decommission and following her life as the Brazilian Submarine Amazon S-16.
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 American Military History picture Posters Photographs Famous Battles picture Posters Photographs Memorial Day Poster ...
American Military History Posters and Prints, and Memorial Day Posters
Declaration of Independence and Constitution Prints and History
Printed in and shipped from the United States of America.
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 United States Historical Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
The maps above are from The National Atlas of the United States of America (Arch C. Gerlach, editor).
Admission of States and Territorial Acquistion U.S. Bureau of the Census (341K)
From The Statistics of the Population of the United States, Compiled from the Original Returns of the Ninth Census, 1872.
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 The Great Seal of the United States: USA.gov
The design of the obverse (front) of the Great Seal, which is the coat of arms of the United States, is used by the government in many ways.
Symbolically, the Seal reflects the beliefs and values that the Founding Fathers attached to the new nation and wished to pass on to their descendants.
The most prominent feature is the American bald eagle supporting the shield, or escutcheon, which is composed of 13 red and white stripes, representing the original states; and a blue top which unites the shield and represents Congress.
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 Books for the Military Professional
World War II The mission of the United States Army is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
History of Military Mobilization in the United States Army, 1775-1945.
Schoolbooks and Krags: The United States Army in the Philippines, 1898-1902.
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 War Horror
Deaths whose sole cause is not the United States, but most of which can still be prevented -- except that the United States is refusing to allow them to be prevented.
They'd rather see the United States "get" Osama bin Laden (though there's no actual evidence that we're any closer to that today than we were two months ago, and probably the task is harder as he becomes more popular and protected).
In less than two months, the United States government has gone from the moral high ground of being victimized by one of the most heinous crimes in world history, to being within a week or two of quite visibly committing a crime so much larger as to obliterate the world's memory of September 11.
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