United States Introduction Background Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
United States Government Country name conventional long form: United States of America; conventional short form: United States; abbreviation: US or USA
Hawaii Latitude Facts: 21.1098 and Hawaii Longitude Facts: -157.5311
United States People Total fertility rate (children born/woman) 2.1 children born/woman (2008 estimate)
United States People Literacy (%) definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population: 99%; male: 99%; female: 99% (2003 estimate)
United States Government Political parties and leaders Democratic Party [Howard DEAN]; Green Party; Libertarian Party [William (Bill) REDPATH]; Republican Party [Robert M. (Mike) DUNCAN]