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United States: Constitutional republic in North America, has major land borders with Mexico and Canada. [e]

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Parent topics

  • North America [r]: The third largest continent; area 24,709,000 km² ; pop. 523,736,000 (est. July 2007) [e]

Subtopics

See also

Geography and physiography

Politics and government

Constitution

  • U.S. Constitution [r]: Document that states the fundamental constitutional law of the United States of America. [e]
  • Declaration of Independence [r]: Document formally declaring the independence of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain, July 4, 1776. [e]

Government

Political parties

Political subdivisions (U.S. states and territories)

Culture

Language

  • American English [r]: Any of the spoken and written variants of the English language originating in the United States of America; widely used around the world. [e]

History

Colonial America

  • Atlantic History [r]: Specialty field in history that studies of the Atlantic World in the early modern period. [e]
  • Colonial America [r]: The eastern United States and parts of Canada from the time of European settlement to the time of the American Revolution. [e]

Revolution and early national periods

Ante Bellum
  • Second Party System [r]: Term used by historians and political scientists referring to the United States' political system from about 1828 to 1854. [e]
  • Second Great Awakening [r]: (1800–1830s): the second great religious revival in American history and consisted of renewed personal salvation experienced in revival meetings combined with dramatically increased interest in philanthropic projects. [e]
  • Frontier thesis [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Jacksonian Democracy [r]: The political philosophy of the Second Party System in the United States in the 1820s to 1840s, especially the positions of President Andrew Jackson and his followers in the new Democratic Party. [e]
  • Third Party System [r]: The political universe in American politics from about 1854 to the mid 1890s; the main concerns were nationalism. [e]
  • U.S. slavery era [r]: The history of black slavery in the United States. [e]

Civil War and Reconstruction

Gilded Age

Progressive Movement

Great Depression and New Deal

  • Great Depression in the United States [r]: an account of the origins of the Great Depression of 1929 - 1937. [e]
  • New Deal [r]: The name President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs between 1933–1938 with the goal of relief, recovery and reform of the United States economy during the Great Depression. [e]
  • New Deal Coalition [r]: The alignment of interest groups and voting blocks who supported the New Deal and voted for Democratic presidential candidates from 1932 until approximately 1966. [e]

World War II

  • World War II [r]: War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945. [e]

Postwar

Wars and major military actions

  • American Revolution [r]: The political and military action of the American colonists who overthrew British control between 1763-1789. [e]
  • War of 1812 [r]: A sideshow, 1812-1815, of the Napoleonic Wars, between the United States and Great Britain; Britain ignored American demands to end the impressment (seizure) of American sailors, interference with American maritime rights, and support for hostile Indians in the American West; the war was essentially a draw [e]
  • Mexican War [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • American Civil War [r]: Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America. [e]
  • Indian wars [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Spanish-American War [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Cold War [r]: Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies. [e]
  • World War I [r]: Massive international conflict involving the Allies and Central Powers between 1914-1918. [e]
  • World War II [r]: War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945. [e]
  • Korean War [r]: A modern conflict (1950-1953) fought on the Korean peninsula between the US-led UN forces, and the Communist coalition of North Korea and China. [e]
  • Vietnam War [r]: A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975. [e]
  • Gulf War [r]: The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991. [e]
  • Afghanistan War (2001-) [r]: Beginning on October 7, 2001, in response to the 9-11 attacks, military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda by United States and NATO forces [e]
  • Iraq War [r]: Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation [e]

Other related topics

  • Canada [r]: The world's second-largest country by total area, occupying most of northern North America; officially a bilingual nation, in English and French (population approx. 27 million). [e]
  • Mexico [r]: A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north and Guatemala and Belize on the south. [e]