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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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""7 World Trade Center
"7 World Trade Center (7 WTC) refers to two buildings that have existed at the same location within the "World Trade Center site in "Lower Manhattan, "New York City. The current structure is the second building to bear that name and address in the "World Trade Center complex. The original structure, part of the "original World Trade Center, was completed in 1987 and was destroyed in the "September 11 attacks. The current building opened in May 2006. Both buildings were developed by "Larry Silverstein, who holds a "ground lease for the site from the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The original 7 World Trade Center was 47 stories tall, clad in red masonry, and occupied a "trapezoidal footprint. An elevated walkway connected the building to the World Trade Center plaza. The building was situated above a "Consolidated Edison power substation, which imposed unique structural design constraints. When the building opened in 1987, Silverstein had difficulties attracting tenants. "Salomon Brothers signed a long-term lease in 1988, and became the main tenants of 7 WTC.

On September 11, 2001, the structure was damaged by debris when the nearby North Tower of the "World Trade Center collapsed. The debris also ignited fires, which continued to burn throughout the afternoon on lower floors of the building. The building's internal fire suppression system lacked water pressure to fight the fires, and the building collapsed completely at 5:21:10 pm, according to "FEMA, while the 2008 NIST study placed the final collapse time at 5:20:52 pm. The collapse began when a critical internal column buckled and triggered structural failure throughout, which was first visible from the exterior with the crumbling of a rooftop penthouse structure at 5:20:33 pm. The collapse made the old 7 World Trade Center the first tall building known to have collapsed primarily due to uncontrolled fires, and at the time, the only steel skyscraper in the world to have collapsed due to fire.

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""George H. W. Bush
"George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the "41st "President of the United States (1989–1993). He also served as the "43rd "Vice President (1981–1989), a "congressman, an ambassador, and "Director of Central Intelligence.

Bush was born in "Massachusetts to Senator and New York Banker "Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attacks on "Pearl Harbor in 1941, at the age of 18, Bush postponed going to college and became the youngest "aviator in the "US Navy at the time. He served until the end of the war, then attended "Yale University. Graduating in 1948, he moved his family to "West Texas and entered the "oil business, becoming a "millionaire by the age of 40.

Bush is the father of "George W. Bush, the "43rd "President of the United States, and "Jeb Bush, former "Governor of Florida. He is the last president to have been a "World War II veteran. Until the election of his son "George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000, Bush was commonly referred to simply as "George Bush"; since that time, the form "George H.W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder" or "George Bush, senior." has come into common use as a way to distinguish the father from the son.

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""Thomas Jefferson
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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""The original seal die for the Great Seal of the United States

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""The ghost town of Bodie, California
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The "ghost town of "Bodie, California. Bodie went from a small camp to a "Wild West boomtown in 1876 as part of the "California gold rush, but fell into decline after the local mine was closed in 1913.

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""Downtown from the North Loop
"Minneapolis is the largest "city in the "U.S. state of "Minnesota. The city lies on both banks of the "Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the "Minnesota River, and adjoins "Saint Paul, the state's "capital. Known as the Twin Cities, these two cities form the core of "Minneapolis-St. Paul, the sixteenth largest "metropolitan area in the "United States, with about 3.2 million residents. The "U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of the city of Minneapolis at 369,051 people in 2006.

Abundantly rich in water, the city has twenty lakes and wetlands, the Mississippi riverfront, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the "Chain of Lakes and the "Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. Minneapolis was once the world's "flour "milling capital and a hub for "timber. The community's diverse population has a long tradition of charitable support through "progressive public social programs and through private and corporate "philanthropy.

The name Minneapolis is attributed to the city's first schoolmaster, who combined mni, the "Dakota word for "water, and polis, the "Greek word for city. Minneapolis is nicknamed the City of Lakes and the Mill City.

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""Jackson at the White House in 1984
"Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American "recording artist, dancer, "singer-songwriter, "musician and "philanthropist. Referred to as the "King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by "Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in "popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the "Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of "The Jackson 5 in the mid-1960s, and began his solo career in 1971.

Aspects of Jackson's personal life, including his changing "appearance, "personal relationships and behavior, have generated controversy. In 1993, he was "accused of child sexual abuse, but the case was settled out of court and no formal charges were brought. In 2005, he was "tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury ruled him not guilty on all counts. While preparing for his concert series "This Is It, Jackson "died on June 25, 2009, after suffering from "cardiac arrest. Before his death, Jackson had reportedly been administered drugs such as "propofol and "lorazepam. The "Los Angeles County Coroner declared his death a "homicide, and his personal physician "pleaded not guilty to charges of "involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and as many as one billion people around the world reportedly watched his "public memorial service on live television. In March 2010, "Sony Music Entertainment signed a "US$250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017, and to release seven posthumous albums over the decade following his death.

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""Zabriskie Point
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"Zabriskie Point is a section of "Death Valley National Park noted for its "erosional landscape.

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As of 20 June 2018, there are 1,135 featured and 2,797 good articles within WikiProject United States scope. This makes up 5.28% of the articles on Wikipedia, 13.14% of all featured articles and lists, and 9.98% of all good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 954,046 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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"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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