The USA is a federation of 50 states (Washington, Montana, Nord Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Iowa, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Nebraska, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Kentuky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Alaska,
New Hampshire and Hawaii) which are represented by 50 stars on the American flag, while the 13 stripes represent the original 13 states. The USA has a population of 304 million and covers an area of 9.2 million square kilometers. Most people speak English, American and Spanish. The National currency is the US dollar and the capital is Washington DC (DC means District of Columbia). The USA is a Federal Republic and the President is elected every four years: now (i.e. in 2016) the president is Barack Obama, the first Afro-American President in the history of the United States. Because the USA is a multicultural nation, it is often described as a "melting pot" society: here there are Spanish, English, Moroccan, Italian, Chinese, Argentinian, Russian, Portuguese and other people. In 1620 arrived in Massachusetts the Pilgrim Fathers (Padri Pellegrini in italiano),

religious dissenters from England who settled here for help people to settle there. The first popolation of the Usa was the African-American who are descendants of the slaves who worked in the cotton and tobacco plantations.

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