The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs.
United States Government Independence day is 4th of July, 1776 (from Great Britain)
Michigan Latitude Facts: 43.3504 and Michigan Longitude Facts: -84.5603
United States Government National holiday is Independence Day, 4th of July (1776)
United States People Literacy (%) definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population: 99%; male: 99%; female: 99% (2003 estimate)
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United States Economy Economic aid - donor ODA, $23.53 billion (2006)