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Washington Monument U.S. History in Washington D.C.

The Washington Monument, as seen from the Lincoln Memorial at night. 

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The Fifty States

The map, history, capitol, flag, tree, geography, symbol of each state

U.S. Statistics

Stats on the U.S. economy, population, births and deaths, poverty, and more

U.S. Cities

Population info, weather, facts, history, and landmarks of major U.S. cities

Crime & Law Enforcement

Statistics on crime, arrests and prison population, and capital punishment in the U.S.


Enrollment figures, stats on reading proficiency, SAT scores, and tuition info

Gender & Sexuality

Information about women's and gay rights, women in Congress, domestic violence, the wage gap, sexual abuse

Marriage & Household Statistics

U.S. households, marriage, divorce, adopted children, and more

Military Affairs

Weapons, casualties, summaries of U.S. and foreign wars, veteran and military personnel stats, and more

Postal Information

U.S. and international postage rates, facts about stamps, and ZIP codes

Race & Population

Population stats by race, plus data on immigration, diversity, and American Indians in the U.S.

Societies & Associations

Directory of U.S. societies and associations, from the AARP to the Zionist Organization of America


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U.S. Documents

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