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The United States is the second-largest country by total area in North America, and the largest country by land area. Also, it is the fourth largest country in the world. It gained its independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on July 4th, 1776.

The largest administrative divisions of the United States are called states. States are further divided into counties, which are then futher divided into counties, which are then divided into cities, towns, villages, and CDPs (Census Designated Places).

It is a constitutional democracy, in which the government is divided into the judicial branch, the executive branch, and the legislative branch.

Below is a list of all of the states in the United States. Accompanying them are (not yet complete) their capitals and nicknames.

States Capitals Common Nickname
Maine Augusta Pine Tree State
New Hampshire Concord Granite State
Vermont Montpelier Green Mountain State
Massachusetts Boston Bay State
Connecticut Hartford Constitution State
Rhode Island Providence Ocean State
New York Albany The Empire State
New Jersey Trenton Garden State
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Keystone State
Delaware Dover The First State
Marlyand Annapolis Old Line State
Virginia Richmond The Old Dominion State
Florida Tallahassee Sunshine State
Texas Austin The Lone Star State
Kentucky Frankfort Bluegrass State
Tennessee Nashville Volunteer State
North Carolina Raleigh Old North State
South Carolina Columbia Palmetto State
Georgia Atlanta The Peach State
Alabama  Montgomery Yellowhammer State

Mississippi

Jackson Magnolia State

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