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United States

(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…

United States

The Washington Monument, as seen from the Lincoln Memorial at night.  It seems like there's always something big going on in the United States. From business to politics to culture, it can be hard…

Roth v. United States

(Encyclopedia) Roth v. United States, case decided in 1957 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Samuel Roth of New York City was convicted of mailing obscene materials. On appeal his conviction was affirmed by…

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…