Big and powerful. During the twentieth century, The United
States of America played important roles on the Planet, in many aspects. USA is
a federal constitutional republic comprising of fifty states and a federal
district (Washington, District of Columbia).
The former Thirteen British Colonies in America declared
independence from Great Britain in 1776. After a war,
Great Britain recognized the new nation
of the United States of America, in 1783.
United States Treasury Building (right). Declared a
National Historic Landmark in 1972, the Treasury Building is one of our Nation's
most significant monuments. A magnificent granite structure in the Greek Revival
style, it was constructed over a period of 33 years between 1836 and 1869. Today
the building still serves as the headquarters for the Treasury Department.
The view from Twin Peaks in
San Francisco reaches all the way to Oakland
Abraham Lincoln's house in Springfield,
National Historic Site, Illinois.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park,
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The Golden Gate Bridge snuggles under a
fleecy blanket of fog as day breaks over
San Francisco. It was built by Joseph B. Strauss, a specialist in
steel-bridge design who had built 400 bridges all over the world. The name came
from the fact that the Golden Gate Strait is the entrance into San Francisco Bay
from the Pacific Ocean.