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)
Vermont Latitude Facts: 44.0407 and Vermont Longitude Facts: -72.7093
United States People HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 950,000 (2003 estimate)
United States People Languages (%) English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census); note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
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United States People Population growth rate (%) 0.883% (2008 estimate)