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 Country name conventional long form: United States of America; conventional short form: United States; abbreviation: US or USA
Wyoming Latitude Facts: 42.7475 and Wyoming Longitude Facts: -107.2085
United States People HIV/AIDS - deaths 17,011 (2005 estimate)
United States People Nationality noun: American(s); adjective: American
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United States Government Political parties and leaders Democratic Party [Howard DEAN]; Green Party; Libertarian Party [William (Bill) REDPATH]; Republican Party [Robert M. (Mike) DUNCAN]