UNITED STATES

The 50 States of America

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

The United States was founded in 1776 following the revolutionary war and the gain of independence from Great Britain. It grew from the original 13 colonies to the present day, 50 states. The United States has a varied landscape including plains, deserts, and mountains. It borders the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is part of the North American continent with Canada to its north and Mexico to its south.