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United States of America is Federal Republic in North America. The country is made up of 50 States. The capital city is Washington, D.C.

18th century

The country was founded by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. After the American Revolution, the United States of America was recognized by its former motherland, Great Britain.

19th century

In the mid-1800's, what was known as the American Civil War; the northern U.S. and the southern Confederate States of America entered a war over slavery, with the north winning and slavery being abolished.

20th century

The United States entered both World War I and World War II on the side of the Allies. From the end of World War II until 1991, the U.S. fought the Soviet Union in the Cold War. The two major wars in the Cold War included the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

1942

In 1942, in fear of an invasion of the West Coast, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, enabling the relocation of over 110,000 people of Japanese descent were moved from their homes near the Pacific Coast into 10 wartime communities under the jurisdiction of the Wartime Relocation Authority.[1]

Modern Era

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See also: American Cities


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