Location : a federal republic on the continent of North America Area : 9,629,047 sq km (3,717,796 sq mi) (3 rd largest country in the world after Russia and Canada) 50 states : 48 contiguous states 2 noncontiguous states of Alaska & Hawaii Population : 2006 - 306,206,787 (3 rd in the world behind China and India.)
Capital city Washington D.C Largest city New York - Language: English - Industrialization: Manufacturing - Culture: Hispanic Americans, American Indians and European Americans -> in the Southwest, the Chinese -> in big cities such as New York and San Francisco.
The cold war was between the United States and its wartime ally the Soviet Union.
In April 1949, the United States had allied with Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Lyndon B. Johnson managed to push through Congress a number of new laws establishing social programs including preschool education for poor children, vocational training for dropouts from school, and community service for slum youths.