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United States Overview

(Encyclopedia) United States, officially United States of America, republic (2015 est. pop. 319,929,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest count...

Constitution of the United States

(Encyclopedia) Constitution of the United States, document embodying the fundamental principles upon which the American republic is conducted. Drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia ...

State, United States Department of

(Encyclopedia) State, United States Department of, executive department of the federal government responsible, under the President's direction, for the making and execution of American foreign policy. ...

Supreme Court, United States

(Encyclopedia) Supreme Court, United States, highest court of the United States, established by Article 3 of the Constitution of the United States. Scope and Jurisdiction Section 1 of Artic...

United States Naval Academy

(Encyclopedia) United States Naval Academy, at Annapolis, Md.; for training young men and women to be officers of the U.S. navy or marine corps. George Bancroft , Secretary of the Navy, founded and open...

United States Military Academy

(Encyclopedia) United States Military Academy, at West Point , N.Y.; for training young men and women to be officers in the U.S. army; founded and opened in 1802. The original act provided that the Corp...

territory

(Encyclopedia) territory, in U.S. history, a portion of the national domain that is given limited self-government, usually in preparation for statehood. Territorial governments have been similar in form to th...

United States Air Force Academy

(Encyclopedia) United States Air Force Academy, at Colorado Springs, Colo.; for training young men and women to be officers in the U.S. air force; authorized in 1954 by Congress. Temporary quarters were opene...

War Department, United States

(Encyclopedia) War Department, United States, federal executive department organized (1789) to administer the military establishment. It was reconstituted (1947) as the Dept. of the Army when the military adm...

Islamic State

(Encyclopedia) Islamic State (IS), Sunni Islamic militant group committed to the establishment of an Islamic caliphate that would unite Muslims in a transnational, strict-fundamentalist Islamic state. ...