United States

The United States of America, or the U.S.A for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states. 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence . They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D . C . (District of Columbia) defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court . Though it has no official language, English and Spanish are taught in schools . It is located in North America, between its neighbors Canada and Mexico . According to "US News", the United States has been deemed 4th best country, beating Sweden but beaten by the United Kingdom (its former owner) .

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