The United States of America Jonathon Deddy & Ian Boland

  1. History of our Country: America was founded in 1776 after it had split from the British Empire. Starting out as only having 13 states, the US quickly expanded during the 19th and 20th century, existing as the 50 states we know today. Since the end of WWII, the US has bee a leader in technological innovations, as well as having one of the most powerful economies in the world.
  2. Population and World Ranking: 323,995,528, 4th in the world
  3. Economy/GDP: The US has the 3rd largest economy in the world, and has a GDP of $18.56 trillion
  4. Unemployment: 4.7%
  5. Main Industries: Technological innovation, mining, lumber, telecom, aerospace.
  6. Government Type: Constitutional Federal Republic( a form of governement made up of a federal state with a constitution, and a self-governing sub-governing unit.)
  7. Capitol: Washington D.C.
  8. 50 states, one district.
  9. Independence: The US declared independence from Britain on July 4, 1776.
  10. Info about constitution: "a government made up of the people, by the people, for the people."
  11. Description of legal system: common law system based on English common law at the federal level; state legal systems based on common law except Louisiana, which is based on Napoleonic civil code; judicial review of legislative acts.
  12. Suffrage: 18
  13. Executive Branch: A.The President is our Chief of State. B. Cabinet elections function by nominating specific people of the president's party. This is performed every election (next to be held on November 10, 2020) C.
  14. Legislative Branch: bicameral; organized based on 100 seats in the senate (2 seats per state). Judges are voted in on election day, the most recent being November 8, 2016.
  15. Judicial Branch: Organized based on 9 justices; this is so a tie does not occur within a vote. Judges are picked through a presidential nomination, and a senate vote. They serve for life.

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