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  U.S. state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America.
The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty, in that an "American" is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of residence.
The United States Constitution allocates power between the two levels of government in general terms; the general idea is that by ratifying the Constitution, each state has transferred certain aspects of its sovereign powers to the federal government while retaining the remainder for itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._state   (1423 words)

 List of Member States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Following a plebiscite on 21 February 1958, the United Arab Republic was established by a union of Egypt and Syria and continued as a single Member.
United Republic of Tanzania -- (14 Dec. 1961)
Yemen was admitted to membership in the United Nations on 30 September 1947 and Democratic Yemen on 14 December 1967.
www.un.org /Overview/unmember.html   (1022 words)

 Secession and non-secession in four states: United States, USSR, Ethiopa and Belgium.
This theory is used to analyze the unsuccessful secession in the United States, and the successful secessions that occurred in the USSR and Ethiopia.
It is concluded that a contraction of mobility options serves as the spark for secession and that mobilization of the masses serves as the mechanism.
Since the counter-elite's base of power is separate from the institutions of the state, it is easier for this center counter-elite to accept the diminution of those institutions through secession.
repository.upenn.edu /dissertations/AAI9937766   (368 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: United States: United States
Although United States citizens continued to enjoy a broad range of civil liberties and government leaders at all levels responded promptly and often effectively to the wave of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hate crimes that immediately followed the attacks, 2002 was marked by significant steps backward on human rights.
The United States remained virtually alone in the world in imposing death sentences on those who were juvenile offenders--under the age of eighteen--at the time they committed their crimes.
The state prosecutor dropped charges against five other corrections officers implicated in Valdez' death because of lack of evidence and the difficulty of seeking an impartial jury in a county with four prisons where a high percentage of adults work for or are connected to someone who works for the state corrections system.
www.hrw.org /wr2k3/us.html   (6047 words)

 Project DIANA : Guerrera v. Johnson: Brief Amicus Curiae of United Mexican States
The United States Supreme Court has consistently held that customary international law is a part of the law of the United States that is to be applied by courts of the United States.
Mexico therefore urges this Court, consistent with the United States' obligations under the Covenant and consistent with the principles of customary international law, to affirm the district court's opinion and ensure that the treatment afforded to Mr.
Under the United States' system of jurisprudence where the principle of stare decisis controls, establishing a judicial precedent that officially sanctions discrimination on the basis of race would "encourage[] or condone[] as a matter of state policy,.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/diana/guerra/20443ac.html   (2613 words)

 Years of Healthy Life -- Selected States, United States, 1993-1995
Some public health policy goals in the United States have been expressed as increases in the number of years of healthy life (YHL) (i.e., quality-adjusted life years), a measure of health that combines the effects of mortality with information about morbidity and disability (1).
State and local public health programs need local data to evaluate and guide their prevention efforts, especially because of jurisdiction-specific differences in health, demographic, and socioeconomic conditions.
Second, the same nationally based correction for the institutionalized population was used for all states and subgroups; however, rates for institutionalization and health status of the institutionalized vary among states and subgroups.
www.cdc.gov /MMWR/preview/mmwrhtml/00050833.htm   (1103 words)

 Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 1997
The total number of legal induced abortions by state is reported by state of residence and state of occurrence; characteristics of women obtaining abortions in 1997 are reported by state of occurrence.
Reporting of marital status differed somewhat by state, particularly for the data used as denominators to calculate abortion ratios by marital status; therefore, abortion ratios by marital status should be interpreted cautiously.
However, for 1997, seven states could not provide data concerning the residential status of any women obtaining abortions in their state, and three additional states only reported data for in-state residents; therefore, abortion totals, rates, and ratios by residence are not complete.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss4911a1.htm   (6146 words)

 The Three United States
It is equally well settled that the several states of the Union are to be considered as in this respect foreign to each other, and that the courts of one state are not presumed to know, and therefore not bound to take judicial notice of, the laws of another state.
In the latter character, it is admitted, the power of levying direct taxes may be exercised; but, it is contended, for district purposes only, in like manner as the legislature of a state may tax the people of a state for state purposes.
One of the component commonwealths or states of the United States of America.
www.deoxy.org /fz/4.htm   (2039 words)

 European Union and the 50 United States
This overview of the EU's economic relationship with the 50 US states is prepared by the Speaker's Bureau of the Delegation of the European Commission.
The United States and the European Union enjoy the world’s largest commercial relationship and are each other’s largest trade and investment partners.
US jobs (by state) supported by foreign direct investment from the EU15 are approximated from the aggregate US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) figures for the year 2002.
www.eurunion.org /partner/usstates/usstates.htm   (894 words)

Clause 7: The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
Note 12: The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States (and two others, one of which failed of ratification and the other which later became the 27th amendment) were proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the First Congress on September 25, 1789.
www.house.gov /Constitution/Constitution.html   (3104 words)

 50 United State Sites
The National Atlas of the United StatesTM is intended to provide a comprehensive, map-like view into the enormous wealth of data collected by the Federal Government.
State symbols, flags, emblems, seals, populations, climate and people of the United States of America.
It includes a postcard/photograph of a specific landmark from the states, state maps, and other state facts as seen by a couple traveling through the United States.
oswego.org /staff/cchamber/resources/states.cfm   (784 words)

 Learn U.S. States and Capitals - Free software
Learn the geography of the United States with a free educational map puzzle.
Learn the states of the United States and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game.
Put in the states with the state borders shown on the background to learn quickly.
www.yourchildlearns.com /puzzle_us.htm   (266 words)

 United States of America - States
Only one of these States has an original jurisdiction governor now and he may be retiring (we have not yet heard what his intentions are from him), so we really need your help finding new governors this year.
Only four of these States had original jurisdiction governors before this year’s election and two of those are retiring this year; four States have reported in that they elected new original jurisdiction governors so we are at least maintaining our hold in the elections.
The Corp. State and its courts, the United States 10th District Court, the United States Congress, the United States National Security Council, and the Joint Chiefs of the United States of America’s military all recognized, reviewed and accepted my election as the original jurisdiction Governor of Colorado.
www.teamlaw.org /Government/usmap.htm   (1098 words)

 U.S.A. Geography Web Games
Geographer - Drag and rotate each state onto the map - you must rotate the state to the proper orientation.
Drag and rotate and size each state onto the map - you must rotate and size the state to the proper orientation - name not given.
Pick the state that goes with the clue, by region.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /web_games.htm   (347 words)

 United States; United States (Alabama-California): The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps (Library of Congress)
Expeditions such as that undertaken by Domínguez and Escalante were necessary for the protection of the northern flank of the Spanish empire in the Americas.
A colored line in the map indicates the route of Hernando de Soto's sixteenth century entrada into the Southeastern part of the United States which extends beyond the Mississippi River.
Other conspicuous features of the map include a note concerning soundings in and widths at various points along the Iberville River, a note near the 31st degree of latitude reading: "Boundary Line between the United States and Spain as settled by Ellicot", and a lengthy note concerning Native Americans on the south coast of Louisiana.
www.loc.gov /rr/geogmap/luso/usalabama.html   (5336 words)

 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The USCCB is an assembly of the Catholic Church hierarchy who work together to unify, coordinate, promote, and carry on Catholic activities in this country; to organize and conduct religious, charitable, and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; and to care for immigrants.
The bishops themselves constitute the membership of the Conference and are served by a staff of over 350 lay people, priests, deacons, and religious in the United States.
By providing these links, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.
www.usccb.org   (152 words)

 United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page
It explains the United States government’s position regarding a type of intellectual property that indicates the origin of goods or services in a particular geographic area with particular characteristics.
There are some WTO Members demanding a rewrite of the international rules in order to accomplish worldwide automatic protection for their geographical indications.
Such a system would extinguish many uses of generic terms like parmesan, feta, sherry, or champagne in the United States and other WTO Members and would negatively impact the existing trademark uses of these types of terms, even to the point of potentially eliminating the registration of any geographic term as part of a trademark.
www.uspto.gov   (516 words)

 United States - United States
Two centuries later, many of the marvels they witnessed are gone, while many remain.
A vast land of contrasts, the United States harbors a wealth of plant and animal life.
The Nature Conservancy has chapters in all 50 states helping to preserve an immense variety of natural places, from the Everglades to the Great Plains and the Great Lakes.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states   (82 words)

 US Department of State – Home Page
The United States’ initial $50 million relief package includes food, water, medical supplies, blankets, tents and humanitarian assistance personnel to assist Pakistan
In the United States, 450 national private voluntary organizations sponsor World Food Day, reflecting the broad concern and generosity of the American people in alleviating global hunger.
Preference is given to institutions that are traditionally less involved in international exchange programs, including hosting visiting scholars and or those colleges and universities serving minority audiences.
www.state.gov   (428 words)

 Supreme Court of the United States - United States - Equal Employment Opportunities
It is the highest court in the United States, comprising of a chief justice and eight associate justices.
Appointments, which are for life or until voluntary retirement, are made by the President, subject to confirmation by the United States Senate.
Cases in which a constitutional issue was raised in a State court of first instance and appealed through the relevant State court system.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/usa/c_sc.htm   (217 words)

 National Museum of the United States Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Children and their families have the opportunity for hands-on learning during Family Day on Oct. 15 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
The activity is free and is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m.
With the end of summer approaching, the National Museum of the United States Air Force has altered its behind the scenes tour schedule.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum   (468 words)

 The United States Mint
Celebrate our 50 states with the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Thanks to this innovative ten-year program, every 10 weeks you will see a new state's quarter - released in the order states were admitted into the Union.
Consult the United States Mint Circulating Coin Policy, which governs the use of United States circulating coins or the United States Mint Quarters Design Use Policy, which governs use of the new quarter designs that have been approved by the United States Secretary of the Treasury.
usmint.gov /mint_programs/index.cfm?action=50_state_quarters_program   (149 words)

 The Arc of the United States
The Arc of the United States has established a Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to channel donations to our constituents affected by Katrina and the subsequent flooding.
The Arc of the United States participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) through Health First, a federation of the nation’s leading health and human service organizations.
The Arc of the United States has partnered with a reputable company to accept vehicle donations.
www.thearc.org   (472 words)

 The United States Mint
The United States Mint has placed a hold on orders deliveralbe to many areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
A First for the United States: Jefferson to Face Forward on 2006 Nickel
www.usmint.gov   (155 words)

 United States Code: Main Page
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since 1926, the United States Code has been published every six years.
www.gpoaccess.gov /uscode/index.html   (152 words)

 Southern States Secede and War Begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some southern states decided they had no choice.
South Carolina was the first to leave the Union and form a new nation called the Confederate States of America.
President Lincoln said he would fight to keep the southern states as part of the United States.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/civilwar/south.htm   (181 words)

 United States Equestrian Team Foundation - USET.org
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation supports equestrian athletes, promotes international excellence, and builds for the future of equestrian sports.
The eight High Performance equestrian disciplines supported by the United States Equestrian Team Foundation are dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting.
Established as a not-for-profit organization, the USET Foundation's role is to help provide funding for the High Performance competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
www.uset.com   (163 words)

The United Nations have put their entire collection of maps online; Digitally prepared and ready for download: peacekeeping maps, general maps, and other geographical resources; view maps by country, region, or mission; a copy of Adobe Acrobat is necessary to read the maps
...the United States is on the continent of North America, and is a nation which includes 50 states and Puerto Rico?
...the states of the United States are divided into six regions: the Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Rocky Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific regions?
www.kidinfo.com /Geography/USA.html   (670 words)

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