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United States of America
Estados Unidos De America
États-Unis d'Amérique
1776 –
Flag 2100 Great Seal of the United States (obverse)
Motto

"E Pluribus Unum.
("Out of Many, One.")

Anthem

"The Star Spangled Banner"

2050 map
The United States' Earth territory since 2036
Capital Washington D.C.
Largest City Boston, Massachusetts
Official language English (de facto)
State ideology N/A
Government Federal Republic
Heads of State Co-Leaders

Robert Hawk, James Parker

Area 23,542,914 km²
Population 810,132,091 (2120)
Life Expectancy 98 years average
Space Territory? Yes
Currency Aurum (₳)

The United States of America (commonly referred to as the United States) is a Federal Constitutional Republic comprising of 54 States on Earth, 5 Provinces on the Moon and 1 Province on Mars as well as many other territories such as the US Virgin Islands and a second and third Capital on the Moon and Mars.

At 23,542,914 square kilometers and with about 810 million people (2120 census), the United States is the second largest country by total area, and fourth largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries since the 19th century.


History

Main Article: History of the United States

The nation was founded by thirteen colonies of Great Britain located along the Atlantic seaboard. On July 4, 1776, they issued the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed their independence from Great Britain and their formation of a cooperative union. The rebellious states defeated Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, the first successful colonial war of independence. The Philadelphia Convention adopted the current United States Constitution on September 17, 1787; its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic with a strong central government. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments guaranteeing many fundamental civil rights and freedoms, was ratified in 1791.

In the 19th century, the United States acquired land from France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. Disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over states' rights and the expansion of the institution of slavery provoked the American Civil War of the 1860s. The North's victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of legal slavery in the United States. By the 1870s, the national economy was the world's largest. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a military power. In 1945, the United States emerged from World War II as the first country with nuclear weapons, a member of the former United Nations' Security Council, and a founding member of NATO. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union left the United States as the sole superpower.

In the early 21st century the US faced a Second Great Depression from the 2010s to the mid 2020s, triggered by the after effects of the unrelated Late 2000s Recession and poor economic decisions by the US government. The New Space Age began in the 2030s following a manned mission and the beginning of the terriforming of Mars. An unsuccessful attempt at territorming the Moon occured in the 2070s, Humans on the Moon live in domes. In 2091 it was announced that the office of President would be abolished and replaced with 2 Co-Leaders with equal powers in 2100. One Co-Leader focuses on the US's earth territories while the other focuses on the space territories and foreign affairs. The US declined but remained a world power by 2100. In the 22nd century the United States is very peaceful being involved in no wars since the 2070s.

Demographics

See also: US Census

The United States population was 810,132,091 in the 2120 census and is projected by the U.S. Census Bureau to be 827,762,911 in 2127 including an estimated 8.2 million illegal immigrants. The United States is the third most populous nation in the world, after China and Europe. The United States is the only industrialized nation in which large population increases are projected. The United States has a very diverse population—thirty-one ancestry groups have more than a million members. White Americans are the largest racial group, with European Americans, Canadian Americans, and Mexican Americans constituting three of the country's four largest ancestry groups.

The 15 largest cities as of the 2120 census are as follows.

  1. Boston, MA - abt. 16.5 million
  2. New York, NY - abt. 13 million
  3. Chicago, IL - abt. 11 million
  4. Milwaukee, WI - abt. 9.5 million
  5. Minneapolis, MN - abt. 7.5 million
  6. Pittsburgh, PA - abt. 6 million
  7. Concord, NH - abt. 6 million
  8. Philadelphia, PA - abt. 5.5 million
  9. Los Angeles, CA - abt. 4 million
  10. Seattle, WA - abt. 4 million
  11. Atlanta, GA - abt. 4 million
  12. Indianapolis, IN - abt. 3.5 million
  13. San Juan, PR - abt. 3.5 million
  14. Dededo, GU - abt. 3.5 million
  15. Rochester, WN - abt. 3 million

Religion

Religion has become less important in the lives of most people in the World and even in the United States since the beginning of the 21st century. Every President since 2053 has been an Atheist and a mere 17% of all Americans believe in a god.

Currency

Main Article: US Aurum

The US Dollar was abolished in 2027 following the Second Great Depression and replaced with the Aurum (meaning gold in latin.) The Aurum is, as of 2127, equal to 39 US dollars (2009 value.) A car that costs $17,000 in 2009 would cost ₳44 in 2127.

Constitutional Amendments

Amendment Summary Enactment
1 Freedom of Speech, Religion, Press, Assembly, and Protest are Protected 1791
2 Right to bear arms. 1791
3 No quartering of soldiers in private homes. 1791
4 No unwarranted search and seizures. 1791
5 No double jeopardy, and ensures a trial by a jury, and rights of the accused. 1791
6 Right to a speedy public trial with legal counsel. 1791
7 Trial by jury for civil cases. 1791
8 No cruel or unusual punishment, or excessive bail. 1791
9 Any rights not mentioned are rights of the people. 1791
10 Reserved Rights to the States. 1791
11 Judicial separation of states and federal government. 1795
12 Establishes the Vice President for a vote by the electoral college. 1804
13 Abolishes Slavery. 1865
14 States must abide by constitutional law, and defines anyone born in the US as a US citizen. 1868
15 Former slaves can vote, and voters cannot be discriminated against based on race. 1870
16 Income Tax. 1913
17 Direct Election of Senators. 1913
18 Prohibition 1919
19 Women's right to vote. 1920
20 Shortens lame duck period, and establishes VP as Presidential successor. 1933
21 Repeals 18th Amendment. 1933
22 2 Presidential terms established as term limits. 1951
23 DC gains presidential electors. 1961
24 No taxes for voting. 1964
25 Provides for temporary removal of President and temporary transfer of powers to VP. 1967
26 18 year old voting age. 1971
27 Limits congressional pay raises. 1992
28 Abolishes the Electoral College. All Presidential elections from 2004 on are decided by popular vote. 2002
29 Repeals the 16th Amendment (Income tax) 2014
30 Abolishes the US Dollar and replaces it with the US Aurum. 2027
31 Provides for the reconfirmation of federal judges every 10 years. 2031
32 Bans all cars that run on less than 30 miles to the gallon, requires all US gas stations to have chargers for electric cars and water pumps for cars running on hydrogen. 2040
33 Universal Healthcare and free education are a right of birth for every citizen. 2040
34 Abolishes the death penalty 2040
35 Bans the use of "In God We Trust" on US currency 2046
36 Authorizes space colonization by the United States 2070
37 Establishes a capital city on each US space territory 2070
38 Authorizes civilian residency on the Moon, Mars and other space colonies 2070
39 Establishes legislatures on each US space territory 2070
39 Grants equal rights to Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Extraterrestrial people 2076
40 Abolishes the offices of President and Vice President replacing them with the offices of Co-Leaders as of January 1, 2100. Co-leaders have equal powers and may run for 3, 2 year terms. 2091

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