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United States of America
Etats-Unis d'Amerique (French)
Estados Unidos de América (Spanish)
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1776–1865 Flag of the United Commonwealth.svg
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Flag Coat of arms
Motto
In God we trust
Anthem
Star Spangled Banner
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Capital Washington D.C.
Demonym American
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
President
 •  1789-1797 George Washington (first)
 • 1861-1865 Abraham Lincoln (last)
Vice President
 • 1787-1797 John Adams (first)
 • 1865 Andrew Johnson (last)
Legislature Congress
Historical era American Revolution/Civil War
 • Declaration July 4, 1776
 •  Treaty of Paris September 3, 1787 1776
 •  Confederate Uprising April 14, 1865 1865
Currency United States Dollar

The United States of America was a sovereign state located in North America that bordered by Canada to the northwest, Haiti to the west of the state of Dominica, and maritime borders with Westland and Cuba near Quebec and Florida. It was a federal republic that originated from thirteen colonies and later thirteen states following the end of the revolutionary war. The United States had 33 total states at its height prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 and encompassed eight territories that made up the territories in between the east and west coasts of the American mainland.

Origins of the United States date back 15,000 years prior to the country's foundation with the arrival of Paleo-Indian migrants from Asia and they settled into the future United States becoming the indigenous tribes that would be isolated from the world until colonization started. In the 16th century, the American mainland was found by European settlers during the era of European colonization of the Americas with the British established thirteen colonies on the eastern seaboard in what would become the future United States of America. After the Seven Years' War, the British emerged victorious and began taxing the American colonists due to them gaining the most territorial benefits from the war, but this lead to mention between the colonists and the British Empire leading to the American Revolution in 1776 and the ensuing revolutionary war as well. By the end of the war, the Americans emerged victorious and the United States of America was recognized as an independent nation by the world powers at the time.

The United States would began westward expansion in the 19the century in an era known as Manifest Destiny and it soon annexed the various Indian tribes into its territories and made all across the land onto the western seaboard. Slavery would later become a major national issue as southern states had slavery legal, but northern states and California did not and these tensions would escalate throughout the 1840s and 50s until the American Civil War began on 1861 with the attack on Fort Sumter by the newly formed Confederate States of America. The ensuing civil war lasted four years and it would see mass devastation of the United States and the eventual collapse and defeat of the Confederacy. The union victory however was short lived as John Wilkes Booth and his own group of conspirators assassinated Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet pounding the nation into chaos. Without any central leadership, Confederate Army remnants rose up and tried to take over Washington D.C., but failed and the United States eventually collapsed and dissolved into various states that make up modern day Anglo-America.