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 Legal system is the federal court system based on English common law; each state has its own unique legal system, of which all but one (Louisiana, which is still influenced by the Napoleonic Code) is based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.
Mississippi Latitude Facts: 32.7673 and Mississippi Longitude Facts: -89.6812
United States People Total fertility rate (children born/woman) 2.1 children born/woman (2008 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)