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 to get a grip on it all. Infoplease is here to help.
The map, history, capitol, flag, tree, geography, symbol of each state
Stats on the U.S. economy, population, births and deaths, poverty, and more
Population info, weather, facts, history, and landmarks of major U.S. cities
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
Information about women's and gay rights, women in Congress, domestic violence, the wage gap, sexual abuse
U.S. households, marriage, divorce, adopted children, and more
Weapons, casualties, summaries of U.S. and foreign wars, veteran and military personnel stats, and more
U.S. and international postage rates, facts about stamps, and ZIP codes
Population stats by race, plus data on immigration, diversity, and American Indians in the U.S.
Directory of U.S. societies and associations, from the AARP to the Zionist Organization of America
|Encyclopedia: United States|
Search the entire Columbia Encyclopedia for more topics.
|Atlas: United States | Printable U.S. Maps|
|Year by Year: 1900?2014|
Enter a year and discover what happened!
Here are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about.