During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
United States Government Judicial branch is the Supreme Court (nine justices; nominated by the president and confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate; appointed to serve for life); United States Courts of Appeal; United States District Courts; State and County Courts.
Alaska Latitude Facts: 61.385 and Alaska Longitude Facts: -152.2683
United States People HIV/AIDS - deaths 17,011 (2005 estimate)
United States People Population below poverty line (%) 12% (2004 estimate)
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United States Economy Economic aid - donor ODA, $23.53 billion (2006)