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US Capitol - Photo by Matti Mattila - CC-BY

Population mid-1999 .....................................272,639,608
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)...........29,080
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions).............7,783.1
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.0
Labor force (%) .......1.3

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Total Area..................................................................3,717,797 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 77
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 76
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 7
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 1
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................73


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American Cultural History - The Twentieth Century __ Here you will find a look at the culture of the 20th century with links to support the research process. - illustrated - From Kingwood College Library - http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decades.html

Congressional Biographical Directory __ You will find biographical information on every member of Congress from 1774 to the present. Simply enter the name of the person you wish to learn about in the appropriate fields and click. - From US Government - http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

The Constitution __ "The Constitution is the basis for government in the United States. It spells out how the government is formed, who makes it up, and how to pass and amend laws." You will find several click-to-read articles including its text, facts about the document, even biographies of the signers. - From socialstudiesforkids.com - http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/constitution.htm
The Constitution Community __ "The Constitution Community is a partnership between classroom teachers and education specialists from the National Archives and Records Administration. We are developing lessons and activities that address constitutional issues, correlate to national academic standards, and encourage the analysis of primary source documents. The lessons that have been developed are arranged according to historical era." You will find American history lesson plans that utilize the National Archives collection. - From US National Archives - http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/constitution_community.html

Cultural Maps in American Studies __ A large collection of maps, some in click-to-view format and others are links to even more map collections. A valuable resource for any teacher or student. - illusrtated - From University of Virginia - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MAP/map_hp.html 
Cultural Studies: United States __ An essay dealing with the evolution of cultural studies in the US and the English speaking world. - From University of Oklahoma - http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/L/Vincent.B.Leitch-1/article2.html

FirstGov.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal __ Just what the title says it is. You can access an enormous amount if information from economics to tourism. - illustrated - From US Government - http://www.firstgov.gov/


A K-16 American History Curriculum __ Here is an extensive American history curriculum complete with essays, lessons, and resources for the classroom teacher. - From The Educator's Reference Desk - http://tinyurl.com/49saz

The Lesson Plan Library offers U.S. history and government lesson plans __ Just what the title says. - From discovery.com - http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/ushis.html

Links to the Past: Explore America's Past __ "Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts." - From National Park Service - http://www.cr.nps.gov/colherit.htm

Maps of U.S. Exploration __ "These maps show the way the U.S. was settled and the people who explored it." - From socialstudiesforkids.com - http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/usexplorationmaps.htm

New American Studies Web __ Here you will find listings of sites in many areas of American studies which are appropriate for teachers and high school students. - From The Crossroads Project - http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/asw/

Nineteenth Century U.S. Culture Studies __ "This site is designed to bring together at one place the best materials available on the Web for studying and teaching about 19th century American literature, history and culture. Our aim is to make the site useful to teachers, scholars and students at all levels of education. We recognize the uneven nature of Web-based scholarship and would remind users that few topics, if any, can be adequately researched only online without recourse to libraries and other traditional scholarly resources." - From Washington State University - http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~amerstu/19th/19th.html

States and Capitals __ Here is wide ranging information about states and capital cities. You will also find populations, other demographics, information about other cities, counties, vital statistics and more. - From 50states.com - http://www.50states.com/

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. __ The U.S.A. in numbers. From population to income to ethnic figures, you will find it all here, state by state and some information even county by county. - From US Census Bureau - http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ 

Social Studies __ An extensive list of click-to-read resources about US history and culture. - From emtech.net - http://www.emtech.net/socst.htm

United States __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/united-states/


United States __ Good overview of the United States including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108121.html

United States __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/us.html

United States __ "Despite polemicists who justly cite the destruction of Native American cultures, racism and imperialism at the top of a long list of wrongdoings, half the world remains in love with the idea of America. This is, after all, the country that introduced the world to the right to the pursuit of happiness, free speech, electric light, airplanes, assembly-line automobiles, the space shuttle, computers, blues, jazz, rock & roll and movies that climax at the high-school prom." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_america/usa/
United States __ "The US is the world's foremost economic and military power. It is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture...Ethnic and racial diversity - the 'melting pot' - is celebrated as a core element of the American ideology. The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed racial and other discrimination, but race continues to be a live issue. The ongoing debate includes topics such as affirmative-action programmes - intended to remedy past discrimination - and housing segregation." An overview of the US from BBC - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1217752.stm


United States Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/united-states/

US History __ "This page focuses on United States history in all its many forms in general terms. Click on Periods in U.S. History for detailed information." - From socialstudiesforkids.com - http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ushistory.htm 

Washington Post __ There are more than 1500 daily newspapers in the US. This is just one of them. - illustrated - From Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/


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