United States

by Paige Thomsen

Geography

- size: 9,826,675 km²


- location: Located in the Western Hemisphere on the continent of North America, the United States is the fourth-largest country in the world.


- climate: mostly temperate, but in some places like Hawaii and Florida its more tropical


-main resources: coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land


-important natural hazards or environmental issues: tsunamis; volcanoes; earthquakes ; hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts; tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast; mud slides in California; forest fires in the west; flooding; permafrost in northern Alaska, a major impediment to development

Demographics

-Population and population density: population 313.9 million (2012), the population density in the United States was last measured at 34.06 in 2011


-life expectancy: 78 years (2011)


-infant mortality rate: 6 out of every 100 babies will die before the age of one


- ratio of doctors to patients: 390 patients per doctor


-literacy rate: 4.28.2013


-average years of schooling: the us ranks 14th in the world in the percentage of higher education (42%).


POLITICS

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- what type of government: the united states is a federal constitutional republic


-human rights: The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago.

  • Hold governments accountable to their obligations under universal human rights norms and international human rights instruments;
  • Promote greater respect for human rights, including freedom from torture, freedom of expression, press freedom, women's rights, children's rights, and the protection of minorities;
  • Promote the rule of law, seek accountability, and change cultures of impunity;
  • Assist efforts to reform and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Commission on Human Rights; and
  • Coordinate human rights activities with important allies, including the EU, and regional organizations.



ECONOMICS

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-main industry: highly diversified, world leading, high-technology innovator, second largest industrial output in world; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining


-unemployment rate: 7.3% (Oct 2013)


-child labor: no child labor


-per capita income: $42,693


-population below the poverty line: Most Americans (58.5%) will spend at least one year Most Americans (58.5%) will spend at least one year below the poverty line at some point ... This would be roughly 1.2% of the us population in 2011 at some ... This would be roughly 1.2% of the US in 2011


-how many people leave every year: the number of Americans that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 was six times larger than the number that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of last year…


-how many move to Canada: In 2011, Ottawa approved 34,185 visas for U.S. residents — a figure that falls just short of the all-time record of 35,060 approved visas in 2010. By comparison, fewer than 20,000 Canadians moved to the U.S. over the past two years — the lowest number in nearly a decade.


-my opinion: a lot of people don't have jobs and are poor so they move to Canada and other places for better opportunities cheaper schooling and better jobs some are moving just so they can get a job the united states need to get their stuff together .

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