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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.

Rhode Island Latitude Facts: 41.6772 and Rhode Island Longitude Facts: -71.5101

United States People Age structure (%) 0-14 years: 20.1% (male 31,257,108/female 29,889,645); 15-64 years: 67.1% (male 101,825,901/female 102,161,823); 65 years and over: 12.7% (male 16,263,255/female 22,426,914) (2008 estimate)

United States People Life expectancy at birth (years) total population: 78.14 years; male: 75.29 years; female: 81.13 years (2008 estimate)

Rhode Island's County Facts:

Bristol County Kent County Newport County Providence County Washington County

United States Economy Budget revenues: $2.568 trillion; expenditures: $2.73 trillion (2007 estimate)



CIT.DIRECTORY Source: CIA - The World Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html