United States Geography Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) total: 477 cu km/yr (13%/46%/41%); per capita: 1,600 cu m/yr est. (2000)
United States Government Constitution established on the 17th of September in 1787, effective 4 March 1789
Rhode Island Latitude Facts: 41.6772 and Rhode Island Longitude Facts: -71.5101
United States Government Legislative branch bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats, 2 members are elected from each state by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third are elected every two years) and the House of Representatives (435 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms); elections: Senate - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); House of Representatives - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 49, Republican Party 49, independent 2; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 233, Republican Party 202.
United States Government Political pressure groups and leaders NA
United States Government Suffrage 18 years of age; universal