The United States is the second-largest country by total area in North America, and the largest country by land area. Also, it is the fourth largest country in the world. It gained its independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on July 4th, 1776.
The largest administrative divisions of the United States are called states. States are further divided into counties, which are then futher divided into counties, which are then divided into cities, towns, villages, and CDPs (Census Designated Places).
It is a constitutional democracy, in which the government is divided into the judicial branch, the executive branch, and the legislative branch.
Below is a list of all of the states in the United States. Accompanying them are (not yet complete) their capitals and nicknames.
|Maine||Augusta||Pine Tree State|
|New Hampshire||Concord||Granite State|
|Vermont||Montpelier||Green Mountain State|
|Rhode Island||Providence||Ocean State|
|New York||Albany||The Empire State|
|New Jersey||Trenton||Garden State|
|Delaware||Dover||The First State|
|Marlyand||Annapolis||Old Line State|
|Virginia||Richmond||The Old Dominion State|
|Texas||Austin||The Lone Star State|
|North Carolina||Raleigh||Old North State|
|South Carolina||Columbia||Palmetto State|
|Georgia||Atlanta||The Peach State|