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The United States of America (also called the United States , the States , the U.S. , the USA , and America ) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district . The country is situated mostly in central North America , where its forty-eight contiguous

United States Constitution print that page

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The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America . It is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states , citizens, and all people within the United States .

United States Capitol print that page

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The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress , the legislature of the federal government of the United States . Located in Washington, D.C. , it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall . Though it has never been the geographic center

United States Cabinet print that page

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The United States Cabinet (usually referred to as the U.S. President's Cabinet or simplified as the Cabinet ) is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States . Its existence dates back to the first American President

United States Census print that page

The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution . [ 1 ] The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats ( congressional apportionment ), electoral votes , and government program funding. [

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United States Congress print that page

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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States , consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives . The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through

United States Senate print that page

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The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States , and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress . The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution

Southern United States print that page

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The Southern United States —commonly referred to as the American South , Dixie , or simply the South —constitutes a large distinctive area in the southeastern and south-central United States . The region is known for its distinct culture and history, having developed its own customs

Militia (United States) print that page

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The role of militia , also known as military service and duty, in the United States is complex and has transformed over time. [ 1 ] The term militia can be used to describe any number of groups within the United States . Primarily, these fall into: The organized militia created by the

Midwestern United States print that page

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The Midwestern United States is one of the four U.S. geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau , providing an official definition of the American Midwest . The region consists of 12 states in the north-central and north-eastern United States : Illinois , Indiana ,