Did you know?
The current US flag was designed by 17 year old boy, Robert Heff, in a high school project and his teacher gave him a B at that time lmao. They also don’t have an official language.
Not just the largest economy and defence, it also has largest number of public libraries (14k+) than there are McDonalds in the Country.
More about United States:
|9.8 million sq. km (4th in the world)
|Federal Constitutional Republic
|No official language
|Father of Nation
|The American Bison
|The bald eagle
|336 million (2023)
|Per Capita Income
|76,399 USD (2022)
So, the stage is set in the 17th century when the pilgrims sailed over on the Mayflower, looking for a fresh start. Fast forward, and the American Revolution kicks off in 1775 – the thirteen colonies are like, “We want out!” Cue the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and the United States is born.
The Founding Fathers get busy drafting the Constitution in 1787, shaping the government and the whole democratic gig. The 19th century is a mix of westward expansion, the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark’s adventures, and the infamous Trail of Tears, a dark chapter for Native Americans.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Civil War in the 1860s – North versus South, brother against brother. The Union prevails, slavery is abolished, and Abe Lincoln becomes a legend.
The late 19th century is the era of industrialization, the Wild West, and Teddy Roosevelt’s big stick diplomacy. Then, bam, World War I in 1917, followed by the Roaring Twenties – flapper dresses, jazz, and prohibition.
The Great Depression hits in the 1930s, but the U.S. bounces back with World War II in the 1940s. Boom – D-Day, Hiroshima, and the U.S. becomes a superpower. The Cold War follows, complete with the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Space Race.
The ’60s bring civil rights movements, flower power, and the moon landing – one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. The ’80s are all about big hair, Reaganomics, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Fast forward through the ’90s tech boom, the Y2K scare, and the post-9/11 world. Barack Obama becomes the first Black president in 2008, and then, enter the era of smartphones, social media, and a bit of political polarization.
Today, the United States is a melting pot of cultures, technologies, and ideas. From the American Dream to debates about the role of government, it’s a country still figuring things out as it goes. Stars, stripes, and a whole lot of history – that’s the U.S. for you!