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United State of America My Native Land.

Updated on August 9, 2017
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Odewoye,Graduate Electrical Engineering,Registered member, Engineering Council U.K,Registered member(COREN) Nigeria. Professional Engineer.

Brief historical development of United States.

The United States history is complex and vast and can be divided into the time periods and the moments that unified, divide and change the United States into the country it is today. The American Revolution (sometimes referred to as the American War of Independence or the Revolutionary War) was a conflict which lasted from 1775-1783 and allowed the original thirteen colonies to remain independent from Great Britain.

Beginning in Great Britain in the late 1790s, the Industrial Revolution eventually made its way to the United States and changed the focus of our economy and the way we manufacture the product.

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson agreed to the Louisiana Purchase, successfully adding 530 million acres of land to the United States. The area was purchased from France for $15 million. The following year, President Jefferson assigned Meriwether Lewis (who asked for help from William Clark) to head west and explores the newly purchased land. It took about a year and a half for the duo to reach the west coast.

The American Civil War divided the United States in two – the Northern States versus the Southern States. The outcome of the four-year battle (1861-1865) kept the United States together as one whole nation and ended slavery.

1. The climatic conditions in the United States.

Due to differences in a range of geographic features and latitude including deserts and mountains, the United States climate varies. Much of the US is semi-arid to desert in the far southwestern US and Mediterranean along the California coast. The climate is humid- continental in the northern areas. The West Coast areas in Washington and coastal Oregon are oceanic climate. The state of Alaska on the northwestern corner of the North American continent, is largely subarctic climate but with a sub polar oceanic climate in the south-east (Alaska Panhandle), the southwestern peninsula is Aleutian Island.

In the contiguous United States, the primary drivers of weather are the seasonal change in the solar angle, the seasonal change in the position of the polar jet stream and the migration north/south of the subtropical highs.

The Gulf of Alaska is the origination area of many storms that enter the United States. From the central Rockies into the Oklahoma/Texas panhandle areas, across the central states from late fall to spring "Panhandle hook" storms move, then northeast toward the Great Lakes. They generate unusually large temperature contrasts, and often bring heavy Gulf moisture northward, resulting sometimes in cold conditions and possibly heavy snow or ice north and west of the storm track, and warm conditions, heavy rains and potentially severe thunderstorms south and east of the storm track - often simultaneously.

In the cold season (generally November to March), most precipitation occurs in conjunction with organized low-pressure systems and associated fronts. In the summer, storms are much more localized, with short-duration thunderstorms common in many areas of the eastern part.

In the warm season, storm systems affecting a large area are less frequent, and weather conditions are more solar {sun} controlled, with the greatest chance for thunderstorm and mostly between 3 PM and 9 PM local time severe weather activity during peak heating hours. From May to August especially, often-overnight mesoscale-convective-system (M C S) thunderstorm complexes, usually associated with the frontal activity, can deliver significant to flooding rainfall amounts from the Dakotas/Nebraska eastward across Iowa/Minnesota to the Great Lakes states. From late summer into fall (mostly August to October) Tropical Cyclones sometimes approach or cross the Gulf and Atlantic states, bringing high winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surges (often topped with battering waves) to coastal areas.

2.Employment opportunity in the United States.

There are many most popular careers within the United States. If you're looking for a job, this is where you will find the most peers. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see where the bulk of the American workforce lies, and which fields have the most employed workers. For at least some of us in the country, unemployment always an issue, it's useful to see what fields seem to be the most populated. Hopefully, this list will be helpful for anyone who's on the job hunt.

These are the list of the common jobs in the United States. Retail Salespersons, Cashiers, Combined food preparation and serving workers, Registered Nurses, Waiters and waitresses, Customer service representatives, General and operation managers, Elementary school teachers, Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, Secondary school teachers, Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators, Computer programmers and many others.

Public School
Public School

3. Educational systems in the United States.

Government-supported and free public schools for all began to be established after the American Revolution. Between 1750 and 1870 parochial schools appeared as "ad hoc" efforts by parishes. Historically, many parochial elementary schools were developed which were open to all children in the parish, mainly Catholics, but also Lutherans, Calvinists and Orthodox Jews. Horace Mann designed Nonsectarian Common schools which were opened, which taught the three Rs (of reading, writing, and arithmetic) and also history and geography.

While the America saw Europe as a model for education due to its established private and public school systems and institutions, the American push for public education has deep roots in the fight for Universal Human Rights for former slaves.

Therefore overall educational standards were set for K–12 public school systems and supervised by the State governments, usually through a board of regents, state colleges and universities. The federal government, states and local are funding the educations in the United States of America. About 10% attend private schools and roughly 3% are home-schooled. School-age children of about 87% attend public schools.

Education is compulsory over an age range starting between four and six and ending between ages fifteen and eighteen. Education is divided into three levels: elementary school, middle or junior high school, and high school in most of the schools. Children are usually divided by age groups into grades, ranging from kindergarten and first grade for the youngest children, up to twelfth grade as the final year of high school. There are a large number and wide variety of privately and publicly administered institutions of higher education throughout the country. Post-Secondary Education, divided into college, as the first tertiary degree, and graduate school. The United States spends more per student on education than any other country.

Transportation by Air
Transportation by Air
Transportation by Rail
Transportation by Rail
Transportation by Road
Transportation by Road

4. Transportation in the United States.

Road, air, rail, and waterways (via boats) are the means that facilitate the transportation systems in the United States. The vast majority of passenger travel occurs by automobile for shorter distances, and aeroplane or railroad for some people, for longer distances.

In the United States, the overwhelming majority of roads are owned and maintained by state and local governments. Federally maintained roads are generally found only on federal lands (such as national parks) and at federal facilities (like military bases). The Interstate Highway System is partly funded by the federal government but owned and maintained by individual state governments. There are a few private highways in the United States, which use tolls to pay for construction and maintenance. Generally, there are many local private roads, serving remote or insular residences.

Passenger and freight rail systems, bus systems, water ferries, and dams may be under either public or private ownership or operation. Civilian airlines are all privately owned and financed. Most airports are owned and operated by local government authorities, but there are also some private airports. The Transportation Security Administration has provided security at most major airports since 2001.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT): "Transportation's vital importance to the U.S. economy is underscored by the fact that more than $1 out of every $10 produced in the U.S. gross domestic product is related to transportation activity. This includes all aspects of transportation, including the movement of goods and the purchase of all transportation-related products and services as well as the movement of people". Employment in the transportation and material moving industry accounted for 7.4% of all employment and was the 5th largest employment group in the United States.

5. Health care in the United States.

Many distinct organizations provide health care systems in the United States. Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by private sector businesses. 58% of US community hospitals are non-profit, 21% are government owned, and 21% are for-profit. On health care per capita ($8,608), and more on health care as the percentage of its GDP (17%), the United States spent more than any other nation in the world according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

64% of health spending was paid for by the government, funded via programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Veterans Health Administration.

Those that are acquired insurance via their or a family member's employer, by purchasing health insurance on their own or are uninsured are People aged under 67. Health insurance for public sector employees is primarily provided by the government in its role as employer.

At the federal level, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees the various federal agencies involved in health care. The health agencies are a part of the U.S. Public Health Service and include the Food and Drug Administration, which certifies the safety of food, effectiveness of drugs and medical products, the Centers for Disease Prevention, which prevents disease, premature death, and disability, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Agency Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which regulates hazardous spills of toxic substances.

State governments maintain state health departments, and local governments (counties and municipalities) often have their own health departments, usually branches of the state health department.

6. Human Rights Activities in the United States.

I believe America is the best country in the world. In America, there is freedom, equality, and justice. In some countries in the world, there are unjust treatment and still have slavery but America doesn’t believe in that.

I love my country that we call the home of free and the land of the brave, despite all of the racism, wars and even crime. America, when compared to third world countries that are suffering for serious crime and poverty and wars that kill over half of a country population then it seems that America is as close to being one of the best places to live on earth as any country can possibly get. The United State of America is the heartland of many other people’s dreams. People in other countries will die for a chance to start a life in America. That is why America is the best country in the world.

The United State of America has many reasons for why I love calling it home. Every individual has freedom and the right to say anything he or she wants and do not have to worry about anyone trying to arrest them for their choice of Speech. You have the freedom to walk down the street at any hour of the day. In other countries, people are often killed for any statements that particular government does not like to hear. Few minor privileges that are given to Americas make a big difference in the way that everyday life is lived.

7. Economy of United State of America

When you talk of economy, yes I said it ….and I mean it our economy has seen better (and worse) days. We still have much to be thankful for with our economy. Poor here is still rich compared to most of the countries.1% of our budget is used to help other nations yearly. More so, we are free, not just in our speech, but in our lives entirely free of religion, free to love what you want. In addition, my native land, America, we are an eclectic, diverse group that is resilient as hell.

We are the largest consumer market on earth, which means we have about 35% of the world’s total purchasing power. Meanwhile, we’re home to some of the world’s greatest inventions.

We the people of America have been the most enterprising market-oriented, individualistic and averse to taxation and regulation that have ever walked the earth.

8.American population and as multicultural nations

We’re the third largest nation on earth covering an area 3.79 million square miles with the most powerful military in the world. America is a federal republic composes of 50 states. It is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations and is the home of the world’s largest immigrant population. So I’m convinced that an American renaissance is not a distant, or as impossible, as many speculate. But neither will it roll in on the wheels of inevitability. We must revitalize an informed Patriotism across the land.

There has been no nation even resembling the United State, In 5,000 years of recorded human history. The America model has offered and continues to offer a great chance for dignity, hope and happiness for more people than any other system.

To save my America requires bringing intellectual ammunition to the battle of ideas. Too many people have forgotten or never learned what makes my native land, America, exceptional and cannot advocate what cannot articulate. As an American I will never be intimidated into mediocrity or cramped into submission, I have been given so much more for the sake of the world; I must remain the dream-makers and the dream-keepers.

Demographics of the United States

Population

325,120,000

Density

84.54 people/sq m
32.54 people/km2

Growth rate

0.77%

Birth rate

13.42 births/1,000 population

Death rate

8.15/1,000 population

Life expectancy

79.56 years

• male

77.11 years

• female

81.94 years

Fertility rate

1.84 children/woman

Infant mortality rate

6.17 deaths/1,000 live births

Net migration rate

2.45 migrants/1,000 population

Age structure

0–14 years

19.4%

15–64 years

66.2%

65 and over

14.4%

Spoken

English 80%, Spanish 12.4%, Other Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific island languages 3%, other languages 0.9%

9. International Relation:

People living in other countries of the world wish to live in America and to enjoy the freedom we enjoy every day. To be living in a wonderful country like America is a great luck. Despite I am a black, for somebody like me to be born in United State is a great privilege.

Although my parents are immigrants, they migrate from the country called Nigeria in Africa some decades ago in order to search for greener pasture. Both of them have naturalized themselves as American citizens. Meanwhile, I and my siblings were born some years back in America.

I think about it hard, I realize I am one of the luckiest people in the world, living in such a great country that lets me have equal rights and freedom. As Margaret Thatcher, The British Prime Minister, put it “Europe was created by history. America was created by Philosophy”. Individual liberty is paramount in the United State of America

The following values make America exceptional individualism; Patriotism, Limited government, Optimism, not Pessimism and many others, America is not a nanny state. All these values make America be conservative outlook.

According to Herbert Hoover “Within the soul of America is freedom of mind and spirit in man. Here alone are the open windows through which pour the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream but an accomplishment."

The beauty of America

America the beautiful land
America the beautiful land

10. The beauty of United State of America

My native land America is a land of beauty and opportunity, I ‘ve traveled a great deal in my country, talk of mountains, deserts, beaches, lakes, rivers, plains, and swampland we have it all. More so, it’s still true, if you work hard enough, persevere through failures and setbacks, you can still achieve success in my home, (United States).

I love how people treat me with respect in America, sir this and sir that. I’ m 35 but I look like I’m fifty. When I travel around everyone speaks a standardized kind of English Language. I love how I can dress all informal in America. I love how American women smell everyone smells like the height of freshness even in the summer time whether they’re native or immigrant. I can respect that, I love how cute and powerless the American intelligentsia is keeping it honest. I love how America can be so innocent abroad.

More so, we are free, not just in our speech, but in our lives entirely free of religion, free to love what you want

According to Mark Twain, “Patriot-the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about”.

America I believe is about being bold, not bland. Brave not meek-striving for greatness, not mediocrity. Volunteerism,-when there is a need in the world. We Americans will be among the first to assist.

Patriotism, I love my country America.

American Flag Symbol's of Honour

American Flag
American Flag

11. American Flag symbol's of Honour.

Finally, my land of freedom (America) motto is “In God we trust”

According to Joe Barton, “Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the stars and stripes represent the very best of this nation”

America thus represents the greatest impediment to leftist aims, I believed and it becomes the prime target for the progressive movement in all its manifestations. Simply for the enemies she makes, it is easy to love America. American success by design not accident is the most significant refutation of leftist ideals. It embraces religious faith, aspiration, and risk. America has fostered a society that allows its citizens the widest latitude for innovation and creativity. It rewards success without government approvals and bureaucratic interference.


© 2017 ODEWOYE FRANCIS SUNDAY

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