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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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""A swarm gathers on Wall Street during the bank panic in October 1907
The "Panic of 1907 was a "financial crisis that occurred in the United States when its "stock market fell close to 50 percent from its peak the previous year. Primary causes of the run included a retraction of "market liquidity by a number of "New York City banks, a loss of confidence among "depositors, and the absence of a statutory "lender of last resort. The crisis occurred after the failure of an attempt in October 1907 to "corner the market on "stock of the "United Copper Company. When this bid failed, banks that had lent money to the cornering scheme suffered runs which later spread to affiliated banks and trusts, leading a week later to the downfall of the "Knickerbocker Trust Company—New York City's third-largest trust. The collapse of the Knickerbocker spread fear throughout the city's trusts as regional banks withdrew "reserves from New York City banks. The panic would have deepened if not for the intervention of financier "J.P. Morgan, who pledged large sums of his own money, and convinced other New York bankers to do the same, to shore up the "banking system. By November the contagion had largely ended. The following year, Senator "Nelson W. Aldrich established and chaired a commission to investigate the crisis and propose future solutions, leading to the creation of the "Federal Reserve System.

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""Theodore Roosevelt
"Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ("/ˈrzəvɛlt/; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), also known as T.R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth "President of the United States, and a leader of the "Republican Party and of the "Progressive Movement. He became President of the United States at the age of 42. He served in many roles including "Governor of New York, historian, naturalist, explorer, author, and soldier. Roosevelt is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his "cowboy" persona. Roosevelt prided himself on being a rough and tumbled man. This was partly because as a child he suffered from sever asthma. As he outgrew his ailments he took on masculine challenges such as boxing, wrestling, and of course, his favorite pastime, hunting. His last name, often mispronounced, is, per Roosevelt, "pronounced as if it were spelled "Rosavelt"— in three syllables, the first syllable as "Rose."

As "Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Roosevelt prepared for and advocated war with Spain in 1898. He organized and helped command the "1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, the "Rough Riders, during the "Spanish–American War. Returning to New York as a war hero, he was elected Republican governor in 1899. He was a professional historian, a lawyer, a naturalist and explorer of the "Amazon basin; his 35 books include works on outdoor life, natural history, the American frontier, political history, naval history, and his autobiography.

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O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!

America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

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""Golden Gate Bridge by night looking south across the Golden Gate towards San Francisco.
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A view of the "Golden Gate Bridge at night, looking south across the Golden Gate towards "San Francisco.

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""Panorama of Lake Superior and surrounding woodland from atop Brockway Mountain Drive
"Brockway Mountain Drive is an 8.883-mile (14.296 km) scenic highway in the "Keweenaw Peninsula of "Michigan just west of "Copper Harbor. Drivers can access the road from "M-26 on either end near "Eagle Harbor to the west or Copper Harbor to the east. The drive runs along the ridge of Brockway Mountain on the "Keweenaw Fault and climbs to a height of 1,320 feet (402 m) above sea level, 720 feet (220 m) above the surface of "Lake Superior. Several turnouts along the route allow for views of Copper Harbor, Lake Superior, and undeveloped woodland. On a clear day, "Isle Royale is visible some 50 miles (80 km) in distance from the top of the mountain.

Brockway Mountain was named for David D. Brockway, one of the pioneer residents of the area. The road was constructed by the county road commission with funding through "Depression-era work programs in 1933. It was briefly used as a connection for the parallel state highway after it opened. Since it opened, Brockway Mountain Drive has been recognized in several publications and other venues for its scenic nature, dating back to the mid-20th century. Newspaper profiles of "Keweenaw County or the "Upper Peninsula have discussed the scenic value of the roadway and its environment.

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"Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe ("Sac and Fox (Sauk) from Oklahoma: Wa-Tho-Huk) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an "American athlete. Considered one of the most versatile athletes in modern "sports, he won "Olympic gold medals in the "pentathlon and "decathlon, played "American football collegiately and professionally, and also played professional "baseball and "basketball. He subsequently lost his Olympic titles when it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of minor league baseball before competing in the games (thus violating the "amateur status rules).

Thorpe was of mixed "Native American and white ancestry. He was raised as a "Sac and Fox, and named Wa-Tho-Huk, roughly translated as "Bright Path". He struggled with racism throughout much of his life and his accomplishments were publicized with headlines describing him as a "Redskin" and "Indian athlete". He also played on several All-American Indian teams throughout his career and "barnstormed as a professional basketball player with a team composed entirely of Native Americans.

Thorpe was named the greatest athlete of the first half of the twentieth century by the "Associated Press (AP) in 1950, and ranked third on the AP list of athletes of the century in 1999. After his professional sports career ended, Thorpe lived in abject poverty. He worked several odd jobs, struggled with alcoholism, and lived out the last years of his life in failing health. In 1983, thirty years after his death, his medals were restored.

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As of 23 June 2017, there are 1,071 featured and 2,532 good articles within WikiProject United States scope. This makes up 5.23% of the articles on Wikipedia, 13.13% of all featured articles and lists, and 9.66% of all good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 914,038 pages in the project.
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"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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