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United States of America Business Guide

United States of America Business Guide

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United States of America Business Guidehttp://www.getamarket.com/country/5/united_states_of_america.html
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United States of America Business GuideCountry ProfileGeneral InformationLearn general information about the US.Capital CityWashington, DCHead of StateBarack Obama, President - elected to 4 year term commencing January2009.Population306,433,000 - Figures indicated by "UN estimate" are based on the July 1,2009 estimate by the United Nations Department of Economic and SocialAffairs – Population DivisionDemographic StructureCurrent total U.S. population (284,800,000) is from the U.S. CensusBureau, and is based on current growth rates applied to the 2000 Censusfigures.Totalpopulation % of populationTotal population 281,421,906 100.0%
 
White 211,460,626 75.1Black or African American 34,658,190 12.3American Indian and Alaska Native 2,475,956 0.9Asian 10,242,998 3.6Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 398,835 0.1%Some other race 15,359,073 5.5Two or more races 6,826,228 2.4Hispanic or Latino 35,305,818 12.5Surface AreaSurface Area: 3,537,441 square milesRegionsA geographic area consisting of several States defined by the U.S.Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. The States are groupedinto four regions and nine divisions:Northeast:* New England - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,Rhode Island, and Vermont* Middle Atlantic - New Jersey, New York, and PennsylvaniaMidwest:* East North Central - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin* West North Central - Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,North Dakota, and South Dakota
 
South:* South Atlantic - Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia,Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West VirginiaEast:* South Central - Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee* West South Central - Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and TexasWest* Mountain - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,Utah, and Wyoming* Pacific - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.LanguagesPolitical SystemThe United States government is comprised of three branches, theexecutive, legislative and judicial. The legislative branch is bicameral witha House of Representative and Senate drafting, proposing and creatinglaws. The President is the head of the executive branch and is chargedwith enforcing the law and defending the nation. The president and thevice-president are elected every four years in a general election. TheSupreme Court is the final authority in the judicial branch. There are nine Justices who sit on the Supreme Court, they are appointed by thepresident and confirmed by the Senate. Each is appointed for life. Seatson the Supreme Court only become available when a Justice retires ordies.Since the civil war, American politics has been largely dominated by twoparties: the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The RepublicanParty is more conservative and the Democratic Party more liberal. Bothparties have diverse support from a wide range of social and economicforces. Both parties a primarily funded by business interests.

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