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 Country name conventional long form: United States of America; conventional short form: United States; abbreviation: US or USA
Connecticut Latitude Facts: 41.5834 and Connecticut Longitude Facts: -72.7622
United States Government National holiday is Independence Day, 4th of July (1776)
United States Government Political pressure groups and leaders NA
United States Economy Economic aid - donor ODA, $23.53 billion (2006)