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The "United States of America is a "federal republic of "50 states, a "capital district, and a few other territories. It resides mostly in central "North America. The U.S. has three land borders, two with "Canada and one with "Mexico, and is otherwise bounded by the "Pacific Ocean, the "Bering Sea, the "Arctic Ocean and the "Atlantic Ocean. Of the 50 states, only "Alaska and "Hawaii are not contiguous with any other state. The U.S. also has a collection of "districts, territories, and possessions around the world. Each state has a high level of local autonomy according to the system of federalism. The United States traces its national origin to the "declaration by 13 "British colonies in "1776 that they were free and independent states. They were recognized as such by the "Treaty of Paris in 1783. Since then, the nation has grown to become a global "superpower and exerts a high level of economic, political, military, and cultural influence.
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""Flight 93 crash site
"United Airlines Flight 93 was a scheduled U.S. domestic passenger flight from "Newark International Airport, in "Newark, New Jersey, to "San Francisco International Airport. It was "hijacked in 2001 by four men as part of the "September 11 attacks. Over 40 minutes into the flight the hijackers breached the cockpit, overpowered the pilots and took over control of the aircraft, diverting it toward "Washington, D.C. Several passengers and crew members made telephone calls aboard the flight and learned about the attacks on the "World Trade Center and "the Pentagon. As a result, the passengers decided to mount an assault against the hijackers and wrest control of the aircraft. The plane crashed in a field just outside "Shanksville, Pennsylvania, about 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., killing all 44 people aboard, including the hijackers. The plane fragmented upon impact, leaving a crater, and some debris was blown miles from the crash site. The remains of everyone on board the aircraft were later identified. Subsequent analysis of the "flight recorders revealed how the actions taken by the passengers prevented the aircraft from reaching either the "White House or "United States Capitol. A permanent memorial is planned for construction on the crash site. The chosen design has been the subject of criticism and is scheduled to be dedicated in 2011.

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""Interior of the domed atrium at West Baden Springs Hotel


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""Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the thirty-second "President of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms of office. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and "world war.

During the "Great Depression of the 1930s, Roosevelt created the "New Deal to provide relief for the "unemployed, recovery of the "economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems. Although recovery of the economy was incomplete until almost 1940, many programs initiated continue to have instrumental roles in the nation's commerce, such as the "FDIC, "TVA, and the "SEC. One of his most important legacies is the "Social Security system.

Roosevelt won four presidential elections in a row, causing a realignment political scientists call the "Fifth Party System. His aggressive use of the federal government re-energized the "Democratic Party, creating a "New Deal Coalition which dominated American politics until the late 1960s. He and his wife, "Eleanor Roosevelt, remain touchstones for "modern American liberalism. "Conservatives vehemently fought back, but Roosevelt usually prevailed until he tried to "pack the Supreme Court in 1937. Thereafter, the new "Conservative coalition successfully ended New Deal expansion; during the war it closed most relief programs like the "WPA and "Civilian Conservation Corps, arguing unemployment had disappeared.

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""Emma Lazarus
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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""View of the Woolworth Building and surrounding buildings, New York City. (1913)
Credit: The Pictorial News Co., Source: "Library of Congress

A view of the "New York City landmark "Woolworth Building from 1913.

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""Youngstown in the 1910s
"Youngstown is the eighth largest city in the "U.S. state of "Ohio. The municipality is situated on the "Mahoning River, approximately 65 miles (105 km) southeast of "Cleveland and 61 miles (100 km) northwest of "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Youngstown has its own metropolitan area, but the Pittsburgh Tri-State and "Greater Cleveland influence the region. Youngstown lies 10 miles (16 km) west of the "Pennsylvania state line - midway between "New York City and "Chicago. The "2000 census showed that Youngstown had a total population of 82,026.

The city was named for "John Young, an early settler from "Whitestown, New York, who established the community's first sawmill and "gristmill. Youngstown is located in a region of the United States that is often referred to as the "Rust Belt. Traditionally known as a center of steel production, Youngstown was forced to redefine itself when the U.S. steel industry fell into decline in the 1970s, leaving communities throughout the region without major industry.

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""Hemingway in 1939
"Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American "author and "journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and "understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. He won the "Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Hemingway's fiction was successful because the characters he presented exhibited authenticity that resonated with his audience. Many of his works are classics of "American literature. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously.

Shortly after the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea in 1952 Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in "Key West, Florida, and "Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to "Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.

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""Chicago skyline from Adler Planetarium
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The "Chicago skyline as seen from "Adler Planetarium.

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As of 17 October 2017, there are 1,099 featured and 2,623 good articles within WikiProject United States scope. This makes up 5.26% of the articles on Wikipedia, 13.21% of all featured articles and lists, and 9.85% of all good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 926,358 pages in the project.
"Featured culture biographies: "Actors and filmmakers – "James Thomas Aubrey, Jr. • "Kroger Babb • "Eric Bana • "Joseph Barbera • "Bette Davis • "Kirsten Dunst • "Judy Garland • "Jake Gyllenhaal • "Maggie Gyllenhaal • "Anthony Michael Hall • "William Hanna • "Phil Hartman • "Ethan Hawke • "Katie Holmes • "Janet Jackson • "Michael Jackson • "Angelina Jolie • "Diane Keaton • "Madonna (entertainer) • "Austin Nichols • "Brad Pitt • "Nancy Reagan • "Ronald Reagan • "Aaron Sorkin • "KaDee Strickland • "Sharon Tate • "Reese Witherspoon • "Anna May Wong; "Arts and entertainment – "James Robert Baker • "William D. Boyce • "Stephen Crane • "H.D. • "Emily Dickinson • "George Washington Dixon • "Zelda Fitzgerald • "Margaret Fuller • "William Gibson • "Rufus Wilmot Griswold • "Ernest Hemingway • "Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. • "Jenna Jameson • "James Russell Lowell • "Master Juba • "I. M. Pei • "Edgar Allan Poe • "Roman Vishniac • "Nathaniel Parker Willis; "Musicians – "Aaliyah • "Alice in Chains • "Audioslave • "Bix Beiderbecke • "Big Star • "Mariah Carey • "Damageplan • "Bob Dylan • "Flea (musician) • "Black Francis • "John Frusciante • "Godsmack • "The Greencards • "Insane Clown Posse • "Janet Jackson • "Michael Jackson • "Bradley Joseph • "Maynard James Keenan • "Frank Klepacki • "David Lovering • "Madonna (entertainer) • "John Mayer • "Metallica • "Nine Inch Nails • "Nirvana (band) • "The Notorious B.I.G. • "Leo Ornstein • "Ellis Paul • "Pearl Jam • "Pixies • "Elvis Presley • "Selena • "Slayer • "The Smashing Pumpkins • "Elliott Smith • "Gwen Stefani • "The Supremes • "Tool (band) • "Uncle Tupelo • "Wilco • "Frank Zappa; "Sports and games – "Nick Adenhart • "Shelton Benjamin • "Moe Berg • "Tim Duncan • "Bobby Eaton • "Orval Grove • "Art Houtteman • "Magic Johnson • "Michael Jordan • "Bart King • "Sandy Koufax • "Jimmy McAleer • "Bob Meusel • "Stan Musial • "Ben Paschal • "CM Punk • "J. R. Richard • "Jackie Robinson • "Bill Russell • "Sigi Schmid • "Lee Smith (baseball) • "Ozzie Smith • "Paul Stastny • "Jim Thorpe • "Tyrone Wheatley

"Featured society biographies: "Military – "Daniel Boone • "James Bowie • "Simon Bolivar Buckner • "Henry Cornelius Burnett • "Frederick Russell Burnham • "Wesley Clark • "Brian Eaton • "Gerald Ford • "Winfield Scott Hancock • "Benjamin Harrison • "William Henry Harrison • "Rutherford B. Hayes • "Thomas C. Hindman • "Thomas C. Kinkaid • "Eli Lilly • "John McCain • "George B. McClellan • "Fred Moosally • "Sylvanus Morley • "Edwin Taylor Pollock • "Ronald Reagan • "Uriel Sebree • "Lawrence Sullivan Ross • "Isaac Shelby • "William Tecumseh Sherman • "Myles Standish • "Edward Teller • "Benjamin Franklin Tilley • "Stephen Trigg • "Harriet Tubman; "Politics and government – "Samuel Adams • "J. C. W. Beckham • "Daniel Boone • "William O'Connell Bradley • "Simon Bolivar Buckner • "Henry Cornelius Burnett • "Charles Carroll the Settler • "Murray Chotiner • "Wesley Clark • "Grover Cleveland • "Calvin Coolidge • "Richard Cordray • "John J. Crittenden • "Gerald Ford • "Wendell H. Ford • "William Goebel • "Emma Goldman • "John W. Johnston • "Franklin Knight Lane • "John McCain • "George B. McClellan • "Bob McEwen • "Thomas R. Marshall • "Harvey Milk • "Edwin P. Morrow • "Pat Nixon • "Barack Obama • "Rosa Parks • "Paul E. Patton • "Edwin Taylor Pollock • "Nancy Reagan • "Ronald Reagan • "Theodore Roosevelt • "Lawrence Sullivan Ross • "Terry Sanford • "Antonin Scalia • "Solomon P. Sharp • "Isaac Shelby • "Augustus Owsley Stanley • "Stephen Trigg • "Jerry Voorhis • "Daniel Webster • "Franklin D. Roosevelt • "Harry S. Truman; "Science and academia – "Edward Drinker Cope • "Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. • "David A. Johnston • "Eli Lilly • "Glynn Lunney • "Barbara McClintock • "Sylvanus Morley • "Gerard K. O'Neill • "Hilary Putnam • "Edward Teller • "Roman Vishniac • "Otto Julius Zobel

"Featured lists: There are over 230 Featured lists in the scope of United States including: "109th United States Congress • "Commandant of the Marine Corps • "Korean War Medal of Honor recipients • "Most populous counties in the United States • "National Parks of the United States • "Tallest buildings in Washington, D.C. • "U.S. state name etymologies • "U.S. states by population • "United States Secretary of Energy • "Volcanoes in the Hawaiian – Emperor seamount chain
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"Featured portals: • "California • "Portal:Connecticut • "Florida • "Illinois ("Chicago) • "Indiana ("Indianapolis) • "Kentucky ("Louisville) • "Minnesota • "Nevada • "New York • "Oklahoma • "Oregon • "Puerto Rico • "Rhode Island • "Texas ("Houston) • "Utah • "American Civil War • "Barack Obama • "Military of the United States ("United States Navy, "United States Air Force) • "U.S. Roads ("Maryland Roads, "Michigan Highways)

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"History ("book A, "B) "Timeline • "Pre-Columbian • "Colonial United States • "Thirteen Colonies • "Declaration of Independence • "American Revolution • "Westward Expansion • "Civil War • "Reconstruction Era • "World War I • "Great Depression • "World War II • "Korean War • "Cold War • "Vietnam War • "Civil Rights Movement • "War on Terrorism • "Foreign relations • "Military • "Demographic • "Industrial • "Inventions and Discoveries • "Postal

"Government ("book) "Law ("Constitution • "Bill of Rights • "Separation of powers) • "Legislative branch ("House • "Senate) • "Executive Branch ("Cabinet • "Federal agencies) • "Judicial Branch ("Supreme Court • "Appeals) • "Law enforcement ("DoJ • "FBI) • "Intelligence ("CIA • "DIA • "NSA) • "Military ("Army • "Navy • "Marines • "Air Force • "Coast Guard) • "Flag

"Politics "Political parties ("Democrats • "Republicans) • "Elections ("Electoral College) • "Political ideology • "Political scandals • "Red states and blue states • "Uncle Sam • "Puerto Rican independence movement

"Geography ("book) "Political divisions • "Territory • "States • "Cities • "Counties • "Regions ("New England • "Mid-Atlantic • "The South • "Midwest • "Great Plains • "Northwest • "Southwest) • "Mountains ("Appalachian • "Rocky) • "Rivers ("Mississippi • "Colorado) • "Islands • "Extreme points • "National Park System • "Water supply and sanitation

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"Economy ("book) "U.S. Dollar • "Companies • "Wall Street • "Federal Reserve • "Banking • "Standard of living ("Personal & "Household income • "Income inequality • "Homeownership) • "Communications • "Transportation ("Cars • "Trucks • "Highways • "Airports • "Railroads) • "Tourism

"Society "Demographics ("book A, "B) • "Languages ("American English • "Spanish) • "Religion • "Social class ("American Dream • "Affluence • "Middle class • "Poverty • "Educational attainment • "Professional and working class conflict) • "Media • "Education • "Holidays • "Crime • "Prisons • "Health care

"Culture ("book) "Music ("Classical • "Folk • "Popular • "Jazz) • "Film & "TV ("Hollywood) • "Literature ("American Folklore • "Poetry • "Transcendentalism • "Harlem Renaissance • "Beat generation) • "Philosophy • "Visual arts • ("Abstract expressionism) • "Cuisine • "Dance • "Architecture • "Fashion

"Issues "Affirmative action • "American exceptionalism • "Anti-Americanism • "Capital punishment • "Drug policy & "Prohibition • "Environmentalism • "Human rights • "Immigration • "Mexico–United States barrier • "Obesity • "Pornography • "Racial profiling • "Same-sex marriage • "Abortion • "Adolescent sexuality

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