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  Political divisions of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political units and divisions of the United States are a subset of the total United States territory.
The primary political unit of the United States after the federal state is the state.
According to numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the several states and the United States (that is, the federal state which is coextensive with the 50 several states and the District of Columbia) are sovereign jurisdictions.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Political divisions of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Technically and legally, states are not "divisions" but units of the United States, because the United States and the several states that constitute it operate with a uniquely American system of parallel sovereignty.
Basically, counties exist to provide general local support of state government activities, such as collection of property tax revenues (counties almost never have their own power to tax), but without providing most of the services one associates with muncipalities, because counties are usually too big for that purpose.
Notwithstanding four states officially call themselves "commonwealth" (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky), the term 'commonwealth' in federal context means an intermediate status between 'territory' and 'state' - both in the sense of "independent state" and "U.S. state." Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas Islands are commonwealths associated with the United States.
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 United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States of America, also known as the United States, the U.S., the U.S.A., the U.S. of A, the States, and America, is a country in North America.
The Northern states were opposed to the expansion of slavery whereas the Southern states saw the opposition as an attack on their way of life, since their economy was dependent on slave labor.
Hawaii, the fiftieth state, is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
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 United States
During the 19th century, many new states were added to the original thirteen as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
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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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Political divisions of the United States
The myriad political divisions of the United States include (but are not limited to) states, territories, counties, townships, cities, the federal district, possessions and insular areas, embassies and consulates, Indian reservations, military installations, conservation districts and non-municipal special-purpose districts like public authorities, school districts and utilities districts.
The primary political division of the United States is the U.S. state.
Political divisions of the United States are a subset of the total United States territory.
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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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 United States - Dic.blogopt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Forty-eight of the states are in the single region between Canada and Mexico; this group is referred to, with varying precision and formality, as the continental or contiguous United States, sometimes abbreviated CONUS, and as the Lower 48.
The United States is an example of a constitutional republic, with a government composed of and operating through a set of limited powers imposed by its design and enumerated in the United States Constitution.
The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States.
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 ipedia.com: United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
REDIRECT The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, America ¹, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America and the Pacific Ocean.
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 majority of the 290 million people currently living in the United States descend from European immigrants who have arrived since the establishment of the first colonies.
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 Homer News Online Deep political divisions date back to United States' birth 11/25/04
It is the battle between Republi-canism and Federalism, the distrust of an educated monarchy and central government versus the distrust of a less educated public and regional governments.
Divisions between people are highlighted when federal government gets active in the gray zone of state's rights.
By the same token states must show progress in social and commerce institutions or the federation is weakened.
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 Get ready for a second U.S. civil war - Minnesota Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The en vogue shorthand expression for these ideological/geographical division lines is the red states versus the blue states - the red states for the Republicans and the blue states for the Democrats.
While I agree the United States is a country divided (more by class, education and income than anything else) I am not so sure the divisions are anything new - meaning, our constitutional/representational democracy fosters opposing sides.
As the red states begin to exert their sovereignty in creating local laws banning gay marriage, most kinds of abortion, access to health care, immigrant rights, etc., the blue states will do the exact opposite and populations will shift.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2004/04/30/49515   (878 words)

  
 Lamson Library » Blog Archive » Facts About The States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
United States — Administrative and political divisions — Miscellanea
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The 50 States And Their Local Governments [by] Karl A. Bosworth [and Others] Under The Editorship Of James W. Fesler
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 united states political geographic divisions map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The United States Bureau of the Census groups the 50 states into 4 divisions.
In addition, those divisions are further divided into 8 sub-divisions.
All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.
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 Get ready for a second U.S. civil war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Let's see....the blue states will ban all guns, spit on the military, tax the businesses stupid enough to stay there OUT of business, and will require all citizens to bicycle to work, or rather, the unemployment office.
Quite simply, people are moving to parts of the country where they think their party politics will be embraced and not necessarily challenged...Most people, given the chance, would seek out an affordable place to live, matching their politics.
The blue states will begin to exert their sovereignty in creating local laws to promote homosexuality, pedophilia, sodomy, all kinds of abortion, drug addiction, poverty, illegal immigration, communism, etc.
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 Historical Maps of the United States - MAPS
Historical Maps of the United States - MAPS
This hand colored map was made by O.W.Gray and Son in 1882 for "The National Atlas".
Five maps on this page illustrate the developement of the political divisions of the United States at key periods between 1776 and 1850.
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