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The following "outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the "United States of America:

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General reference[edit]

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An enlargeable map of the United States showing the population density in 2010

Geography of the United States[edit]

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An enlargeable topographic map of the "contiguous United States

"Geography of the United States

 "Canada 8,893 km (5,525 mi)[1]
 "Mexico 3,145 km (1,954 mi)[2]
  • Coastline: 19,924 km (12,380 mi)

Environment of the United States[edit]

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An enlargeable satellite composite image of the "contiguous United States. Lush temperate, subtropical, and tropical vegetation and low to moderately high mountains prevail throughout the humid east, and high mountains, plateaus, temperate and subtropical "savannas, and hot dry "deserts prevail in the west.

"Environment of the United States

Geographic features of the United States[edit]

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View from the North Rim of the "Grand Canyon, a "World Heritage Site

Regions of the United States[edit]

"List of regions of the United States

Physiographic divisions of the United States[edit]

The geography of the United States varies across their immense area. Within the contential U.S., "eight distinct physiographic divisions exist, though each is composed of several smaller physiographic subdivisions.[3] These major divisions are:

Administrative divisions of the United States[edit]

States of the United States[edit]

At the "Declaration of Independence, the United States consisted of "13 states, former "colonies of the United Kingdom. In the following years, the number of "states has grown steadily due to expansion to the west, conquest and purchase of lands by the American government, and division of existing states to the current number of "50 United States:

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Map of the United States with state border lines. Note that Alaska and Hawaii are shown at different scales, and that the "Aleutian Islands and the "uninhabited "northwestern Hawaiian Islands are omitted from this map.

Territories of the United States[edit]

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Location of the insular areas of the United States:
  The United States of America
  Incorporated unorganized territory
  Unincorporated organized territory
  Unincorporated unorganized territory
  Freely associated commonwealth

"Territories of the United States

Incorporated organized territories[edit]
Incorporated unorganized territories[edit]
Unincorporated organized territories[edit]
Unincorporated unorganized territories[edit]

Geography of the states and territories[edit]

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Demography of the United States[edit]

"Demography of the United States

Demographics of the states and territories[edit]

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Climate of the United States[edit]

History of the United States[edit]

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"John Trumbull's famous "painting is usually incorrectly identified as a depiction of the signing of the "Declaration of Independence, but it actually shows the drafting committee presenting its work to the Congress.

Period-coverage[edit]

History of the states and territories[edit]

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Presidents of the United States[edit]

Government and politics in the United States[edit]

Federal government[edit]

"Federal government of the United States

Legislative branch[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

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The "White House
Federal executive departments[edit]

All departments are listed by their present-day name and only departments with past or present cabinet-level status are listed. Order of succession applies only to within the cabinet; the vice president has always been first in the line of succession, and the Speaker of the House and the President pro tem of the Senate have at times been included.

Department Creation Order of
succession
Modifications since creation 2007 Budget
in billions
of dollars
Employees (2007)
"State 1789 1 Initially named "Department of Foreign Affairs" 9.96 30,266
"Treasury 1789 2 11.10 115,897
"Defense 1947 3 Initially named "National Military Establishment" 439.30 3,000,000
"Justice 1870 4 Position of "Attorney General created in 1789, but had no department until 1870 23.40 112,557
"Interior 1849 5 10.70 71,436
"Agriculture 1889 6 77.60 109,832
"Commerce 1903 7 Originally named Commerce and Labor; Labor later separated 6.20 36,000
"Labor 1913 8 59.70 17,347
"Health and Human Services 1953 9 Originally named Health, Education, and Welfare; Education later separated 543.20 67,000
"Housing and Urban Development 1965 10 46.20 10,600
"Transportation 1966 11 58.00 58,622
"Energy 1977 12 21.50 116,100
"Education 1979 13 62.80 4,487
"Veterans Affairs 1989 14 73.20 235,000
"Homeland Security 2002 15 44.60 208,000
Total budget (fiscal year 2007): 1,523.42 4,193,144

Commissions[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

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The "United States Supreme Court building

State and territory governments[edit]

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Politics of the states and territories[edit]

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Foreign relations[edit]

"Foreign relations of the United States

International organization membership[edit]

"International organization membership of the United States

Military[edit]

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"United States Armed Forces

US Military Awards and Decorations[edit]

Intelligence Organizations[edit]

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Headquarters of the "Central Intelligence Agency

"United States Intelligence Community

Law of the United States[edit]

"Law of the United States

Culture of the United States[edit]

"Culture of the United States

American cuisine[edit]

"Cuisine of the United States

Historical cuisine[edit]

Cuisine of the regions[edit]

Art in the United States[edit]

Film[edit]

Music in the United States[edit]

"Music in the United States

Genres[edit]
Music in the states and territories[edit]

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Radio[edit]

Sports in the United States[edit]

"Sports in the United States

List of Major Sports Leagues in the United States[edit]

"Major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada

Other top-level leagues and series[edit]
Minor and developmental professional leagues[edit]
College sports[edit]

"College athletics in the United States

Sports governing bodies[edit]

Sports by state and territory[edit]

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Sports Museums in the United States[edit]

Education in the United States[edit]

"Education in the United States

Education in the states and territories[edit]

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Economy and infrastructure of the United States[edit]

"Economy of the United States

The United States is the world's "largest economy ("IMF, 2010).

Economy by state and territory[edit]

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Tourism in the United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The total length of the land border between "Canada and the United States is the longest between any two countries.
  2. ^ "U.S.-Mexico Border". National Geographic. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Physiographic Regions". "United States Geological Survey. 2003-04-17. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  4. ^ DOI Office of Internal Affairs http://www.doi.gov/oia/Islandpages/wakepage.htm

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