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 Judicial branch is the Supreme Court (nine justices; nominated by the president and confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate; appointed to serve for life); United States Courts of Appeal; United States District Courts; State and County Courts.
Washington DC Latitude Facts: 38.8964 and Washington DC Longitude Facts: -77.0262
United States People HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%) 0.6% (2003 estimate)
United States People Population below poverty line (%) 12% (2004 estimate)
United States Economy Currency (code) US dollar (USD)