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  Hotels United States - Motels United States - Rooms United States - Bed & Breakfast United States
United States of America is a country of the western hemisphere, comprising fifty states and several territories.
Forty-eight contiguous states lie in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bounded on land by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east, and Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific.
The United States is a federal constitutional republic with Washington, D.C. its capital.
www.risposteatutto.com /hotels/58cn-united_states.html   (845 words)

  
  United States - MSN Encarta
United States (Overview), United States of America, popularly referred to as the United States or as America, a federal republic on the continent of North America, consisting of 48 contiguous states and the noncontiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii.
The United States is discussed in seven articles: this overview, as well as separate articles on United States (Geography), United States (People), United States (Culture), United States (Economy), United States (Government), and United States (History).
Accordingly, a second theme of this set of articles on the United States is the growth of democracy in the nation and in its institutions and culture.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573010/United_States_(Overview).html   (1739 words)

  
 United States News - Breaking World United States News - The New York Times
The conterminous (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) United States stretches across central North America from the Atlantic Ocean on the east to the Pacific Ocean on the west, and from Canada on the north to Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico on the south.
In the SW United States are the deserts of the basin and range province, with the hottest and driest spots in the United States.
The United States is also one of the largest producers of cattle, hogs, cow's milk, butter, cotton, oats, wheat, barley, and sugar; it is the world's leading exporter of wheat and corn and ranks third in rice exports.
topics.nytimes.com /top/news/international/countriesandterritories/unitedstates/index.html?inline=nyt-geo   (12401 words)

  
 United States of America - Wikitravel
Following the admission of the state of Hawaii in 1959, the United States has 50 states as well as the city of Washington D.C. (considered separate and independent of any state) and a few territories which are not considered regular states.
The contiguous United States (the 48 states other than Alaska and Hawaii) are bound by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, with much of the country's population living on these two coasts.
This crisis exacerbated the disaffection among the working classes in the United States and around the world and led to a rise in socialist thinking that was to have a large effect on the rest of the century.
wikitravel.org /en/United_States   (14312 words)

  
 United States Hotels - Cheap Hotels in US Destinations and Resorts
United States Hotels - Cheap Hotels in US Destinations and Resorts
Welcome to United-States-Hotels.net Below you will find a comprehensive list of all the hotels in the United States.
The Leslie is a superior first class hotel located just across the street from the beach, in the heart of South Beach's vibrant Art Deco district.
www.united-states-hotels.net   (154 words)

  
  CITES BY TOPIC: United States
The original difference between "United States" and "Union" was that, while the former was concrete, the latter was abstract; and hence it is that the latter cannot be substituted for the former when used in its original sense.
Regarded as a body politic, the United States may and does own territory, and may be and is a sovereign over territory, but to speak of its constituting or comprising territory would be no less absurd than to predicate the same thing of a personal sovereign, though the absurdity would be less obvious.
United States — means by default, all places and waters, continental or insular, subject to the sovereign jurisdiction of the United States under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution of the United States of America.
famguardian.org /TaxFreedom/CitesByTopic/UnitedStates.htm   (3299 words)

  
  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.
The economic history of the United States is a story of economic growth that began with marginally successful colonial economies and progressed to the largest industrial economy in the world in the 20th and early 21st century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States   (7675 words)

  
 United States - Simple English Wikipedia
The United States of America is a country on the continent of North America.
The United States was mostly farm land before the industrial revolution around the mid 19th century.
The United States of America consists of 50 states with 'limited autonomy.' This means that states can make laws about things inside the state, but if the national government makes laws that say different things, the law the state made is not a law any more, and people only have to follow the national law.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States   (2836 words)

  
 The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
www.usconstitution.net /const.html   (5142 words)

  
 NTI: Country Overviews: United States: Profile
As one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States maintains a sizeable arsenal of nearly 10,000 nuclear warheads, of which nearly 6,000 are operational and the remainder in reserve or inactive stockpiles.
The United States ratified the Geneva Protocol in 1975, with the reservation that the treaty not apply to defoliants and riot control agents such as were used in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam War.
Currently, the United States has what is believed to be the world's second largest stockpile of chemical weapons, including bombs, rockets, and artillery shells that are loaded with lewisite, mustard, sarin, soman, VX, or binary nerve agents.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/USA/index.html   (1765 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
The economy of the United States is 82 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 4th freest economy.
The United States is ranked 1st out of 29 countries in the Americas, and its overall score is much higher than the regional average.
Trade barriers among the 50 states are unconstitutional, for example, allowing for the free movement of goods and labor.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Unitedstates   (909 words)

  
 Welcome to the United States Mission to the United Nations Home Page
The United States also takes pride in its contributions to the efforts of the United Nations to establish and sustain the principle of free access to, and use of, outer space by all nations for peaceful purposes.
The United States reiterates its condemnation of the attack on Prime Minister Soro on June 29, and the several deaths that resulted, and stresses that the perpetrators of this criminal attack must be brought to justice.
The United States shares with the people of Iraq the goal of achieving a secure, stable, democratic Iraq at peace with itself and its neighbors.
www.un.int /usa   (363 words)

  
 United States Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
United States [complete map with Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico insets] (Wall Map) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
United States [lower 48 states with Hawaii and Puerto Rico insets] (Wall Map) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
Metropolitan Areas of the Eastern United States, 1992 U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 Census of Population (1990 CP-1-1)(186K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/united_states.html   (498 words)

  
 Home - U.S. Interest Section Havana, Cuba
The United States Interests Section in Havana, Cuba informs U.S. residents and travelers in Cuba of an outbreak of Dengue Fever in Havana and the surrounding areas.
The United States Interests Section in Havana, Cuba urges all U.S. residents and travelers to read the attached Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on Dengue Fever and to take appropriate precautions.
The United States is committed to advancing the...
usembassy.state.gov /havana   (557 words)

  
 United States:Country Web Pages
This note contrasts key findings for the United States with global trends among OECD countries, under the headings: quantity and quality challenges, equity challenges, and resource and efficiency challenges.
Total health spending accounted for 15.3% of GDP in the United States in 2005, the highest share in the OECD, and more than six percentage points higher than the average of 9.0% in OECD countries.
This year, the OECD joins the United States Government in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the speech given by George C. Marshall which initiated the Marshall Plan and led to the creation of the OEEC, the forerunner of the OECD.
www.oecd.org /country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873886_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (516 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: United States: :
The United States government should immediately suspend all non-humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in response to General Pervez Musharraf's suspension of the Pakistani constitution and declaration of emergency rule on November 3, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to President George W. Bush today.
There was a time when public debate about the death penalty in the United States focused on concerns about racial discrimination, lack of competent counsel for indigent defendants, and executing the innocent.
The United States Senate should reject Michael Mukasey’s appointment as attorney general because of his unwillingness to state that “waterboarding” and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment is illegal, Human Rights Watch said today.
hrw.org /doc/?t=usa   (1325 words)

  
 Constitution of the United States of America - Official
Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25.
Among the chief points at issue were how much power to allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to allow each state, and how these representatives should be elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators.
Read remarks issued at the ceremony by John W. Carlin, Archivist of the United States, and Dr. Michael Beschloss.
www.archives.gov /national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html   (272 words)

  
 ABC 7 News - United States Hints Sanctions Deal Is Near   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States suggested Friday that a deal is impose United Nations sanction on Iran is near despite a disappointing round of talks among key world powers earlier this week.
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack also indicated the United States does not have unlimited patience for what has already been drawn-out negotiations among the U.N. Security Council's permanent members and Germany over Tehran's rogue nuclear program.
After months of diplomatic wrangling, the United States and France had hoped Tuesday's talks would produce a resolution imposing sanctions on Iran for defying an Aug. 31 U.N. deadline to halt enrichment.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/1206/378534.html   (681 words)

  
 The Encyclopedia of United States Stamp Collecting
Orders are now being accepted for the Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting, which introduces the reader to the full scope of United States stamps and stamp collecting.
Beginning with an introduction to "stampless covers" (letters mailed before the introduction of postage stamps), it then introduces the many stamps issued from their inception with the 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals through the stamps of the early 21st century.
Copyright ©2006 United States Stamp Society, Inc. All rights reserved.
www.usstamps.org /encyclopedia.html   (304 words)

  
 Emory Law School: Historical Documents - Constitution of the United States
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Section 3: "The Senate of the United States shall be composed..."
"The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be..."
www.law.emory.edu /FEDERAL/usconst.html   (1037 words)

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