[25] The Endangered Species Act of 1973 protects threatened and endangered species and their habitats, which are monitored by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. [145], American public education is operated by state and local governments, regulated by the United States Department of Education through restrictions on federal grants. Since the early 20th century, the U.S. film industry has largely been based in and around Hollywood, California. The Franco-American treaties of 1778 used "United States of North America", but from July11, 1778, "United States of America" was used on the country's bills of exchange, and it has been the official name ever since.[14]. Between the late 1610s and the American Revolution, about 50,000 convicts were shipped to Britain's American colonies. Insider spoke to "Luther: The Fallen Sun" director Jamie Payne about the new movie. Be prepared to learn some amazing facts uncovered that reveal forgotten truths that shine a light what role America has in Biblical End Time prophecies.Justen and Wes Faulls powerful new film 'Belly of the Beast' Director's Cut is totally worth the cost of purchase. The first successful English settlements were the Virginia Colony in Jamestown in 1607 and the Pilgrims' Plymouth Colony in 1620. In the 1960s, Bob Dylan emerged from the folk revival to become one of America's most celebrated songwriters and James Brown led the development of funk. In 2005, 40% of this energy came from petroleum, 23% from coal, and 22% from natural gas. [28] The states do not have the right to secede from the union. In the early 20th century, the automobile companies of Ransom E. Olds and Henry Ford popularized the assembly line. [91] While its economy has reached a postindustrial level of development and its service sector constitutes 67.8% of GDP, the United States remains an industrial power. Humes, Karen R., Nicholas A. Jones, and Roberto R. Ramirez (March 2011). There are fifty-eight national parks and hundreds of other federally managed parks, forests, and wilderness areas. Major artistic movements such as the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning and the pop art of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein developed largely in the United States. The Department of Defense also employed about 700,000 civilians, not including contractors. The smoking age is generally 18, and the drinking age is generally 21. [119] The top 1% possesses 33.4% of net wealth. Blanden, Jo, Paul Gregg, and Stephen Malchin (April 2005). While they engaged in proxy wars and developed powerful nuclear arsenals, the two countries avoided direct military conflict. A widespread countercultural movement grew, fueled by opposition to the war, black nationalism, and the sexual revolution. [16], The land area of the contiguous United States is approximately 1,900 million acres (7,700,000 km2). [6], American culture is considered the most individualistic in the world. Robert Maginnis & William Ramsey, Written, Directed & Edited by Justen Faull & Wes Faull, A Faull Bros. Production in association with Defender Films, Director's Cut version released by Fourth Watch Films, Have been searching for this one for a while. [231], In the 18th and early 19th centuries, American art and literature took most of its cues from Europe. [71] The extent of this global military presence has prompted some scholars to describe the United States as maintaining an "empire of bases". A growing civil rights movement, symbolized and led by African Americans such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., used nonviolence to confront segregation and discrimination. The adventure includes a mysterious Bible thats bound in the testes of the Washington Monument, and where and why an underground obelisk awaits nearby; the entrance to a secret crypt in D.C. thats connected to the underworld; the origins of American Lucifer worship linked to the deep state; and for the first time ever revealed, the U.S. government-owned location where The Antichrist will likely be resurrected on American soil. [98], In August 2010, the American labor force comprised 154.1 million people. The Jimmy Carter administration of the late 1970s was marked by stagflation and the Iran hostage crisis. Robert Maginnis \u0026 William RamseyWritten, Directed \u0026 Edited by Justen Faull \u0026 Wes FaullA Faull Bros. Productionin association with Defender FilmsExecutive Producer: Thomas R. HornDirector's Cut Released Exclusively by Fourth Watch Films2 hrs 17 min Mainstream American cuisine is similar to that in other Western countries. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments guaranteeing many fundamental civil rights and freedoms, was ratified in 1791. The MississippiMissouri River, the world's fourth longest river system, runs mainly northsouth through the heart of the country. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone. The country ranks ninth in the world in nominal GDP per capita and sixth in GDP per capita at PPP. [206][207], In 2007, 58% of Americans age 18 and over were married, 6% were widowed, 10% were divorced, and 25% had never been married. The subsequent Soviet collapse ended the Cold War. For thousands of years, mystery religions and diverse occultists have shrouded prophecies of a great continent of the Western Hemisphere that would become the catalyst of the final world kingdom. For thousands of years, mystery religions and diverse occultists have shrouded prophecies of a great continent of the Western Hemisphere that would become the catalyst of the final world kingdom. LTC. Butler, James Davie (October 1896). Since the general election of 1856, the major parties have been the Democratic Party, founded in 1824, and the Republican Party, founded in 1854. About 12% of workers are unionized, compared to 30% in Western Europe. Who really founded America? in. Basketball was invented in Massachusetts by Canadian-born James Naismith. Major health care and financial system reforms were enacted two years later. College football and basketball attract large audiences. [174] African American males are jailed at about six times the rate of white males and three times the rate of Hispanic males. After declining sharply during the middle of the 20th century, poverty rates have plateaued since the early 1970s, with 1115% of Americans below the poverty line every year, and 58.5% spending at least one year in poverty between the ages of 25 and 75. [53] A civil lawsuit and sex scandal led to Clinton's impeachment in 1998, but he remained in office. Through the 19th century, the United States displaced native tribes, acquired the Louisiana territory from France, Florida from Spain, part of the Oregon Country from the United Kingdom, Alta California and New Mexico from Mexico, and Alaska from Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. "Do Social-Welfare Policies Reduce Poverty? [211], The U.S. teenage pregnancy rate, 79.8 per 1,000 women, is the highest among OECD nations. 3. 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"Social Security Isn't Broken: So Why the Rush to 'Fix' It?" After the British defeat by American forces assisted by the French and Spanish, Great Britain recognized the independence of the United States and the states' sovereignty over American territory west to the Mississippi River. [78], The United States has a capitalist mixed economy, which is fueled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. ", http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7559458/cte-concussion-crisis-economic-look-end-football, http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0115108.html, "Distribution of Medals2008 Summer Games", http://www.factmonster.com/sports/olympics/2008/distribution-medals-summer-games.html, http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0115207.html, http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-medals/, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/appendix/appendix-g.html, U.S. Census Housing and Economic Statistics, U.S. Buell, Lawrence (Spring/Summer 2008). [163] The subject of uninsured and underinsured Americans is a major political issue. By contrast, private overseas giving by Americans is relatively generous. In 2008, the armed forces had 1.4 million personnel on active duty. Proclaiming that "all men are created equal" and endowed with "certain unalienable Rights", the Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted largely by Thomas Jefferson, on July4, 1776. Thompson, William, and Joseph Hickey (2005). [12] The former British colonies first used the country's modern name in the 1776 Declaration of Independence, the "unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America". Director D. W. Griffith was central to the development of film grammar and Orson Welles's Citizen Kane (1941) is frequently cited as the greatest film of all time. The Beat Generation writers opened up new literary approaches, as have postmodernist authors such as John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo. [186] White Americans are the largest racial group; German Americans, Irish Americans, and English Americans constitute three of the country's four largest ancestry groups. At 4.8% of GDP, the rate was the second-highest among the top fifteen military spenders, after Saudi Arabia. Copyright 2023 Rumble. [216] Mainstream American culture is a Western culture largely derived from the traditions of European immigrants with influences from many other sources, such as traditions brought by slaves from Africa. [48] The United States, having developed the first nuclear weapons, used them on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Aaron Copland and George Gershwin developed a new synthesis of popular and classical music. The United States, effectively neutral during World War II's early stages after Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939, began supplying materiel to the Allies in March 1941 through the Lend-Lease program. The United States is one of only three countries that do not rely primarily on the International System of Units. All laws and governmental procedures are subject to judicial review and any law ruled in violation of the Constitution is voided. [172] The current rate is about seven times the 1980 figure,[173] and over three times the figure in Poland, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country with the next highest rate. [142] The United States is the world's largest consumer of petroleum. The median ranged from $64,308 among Asian American households to $32,068 among African American households. Select add to home screen (2) to create an easily accessible web app icon, 2. [228] The four major broadcast networks are all commercial entities. Belly of the Beast Directors Cut is a ground-breaking documentary film that presents the hidden history of the United States and its secret origins of the deep state that youve never seen or heard before, as well as decoding their present-day conspiracies and the future prophecies to come. The newspaper comic strip and the comic book are both U.S. innovations. For thousands of years, mystery religions and diverse occultists have shroude. The ranking varies depending on how two territories disputed by China and India are counted and how the total size of the United States is measured: calculations range from 3,676,486 square miles (9,522,055 km2)[18] to 3,717,813 square miles (9,629,091 km2)[19] to 3,794,101 square miles (9,826,676 km2). Marshals Service have specialized duties. The remainder was supplied by nuclear power and renewable energy sources. Today, 64% of research and development funding comes from the private sector. 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", "The story of the street that changed history.". [161] The World Health Organization ranked the U.S. health care system in 2000 as first in responsiveness, but 37th in overall performance. The Louisiana Purchase of French-claimed territory under President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 almost doubled the nation's size. [182] Even with a birth rate of 13.82 per 1,000, 30% below the world average, its population growth rate is positive at 1%, significantly higher than those of many developed nations. [102], According to the United States Census Bureau, the pretax median household income in 2010 was $49,445. With 21.2 million people, government is the leading field of employment. . [162] In 2005, 46.6 million Americans, 15.9% of the population, were uninsured, 5.4 million more than in 2001. [166] Federal legislation passed in early 2010 will create a near-universal health insurance system around the country by 2014. [197] The metro areas of Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Phoenix all grew by more than a million people between 2000 and 2008. Americans have long been important in the modern artistic medium of photography, with major photographers including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Ansel Adams. Spanish settlements in the region were followed by ones in the present-day southwestern United States that drew thousands through Mexico. With Russ Dizdar, Justen Faull, Wes Faull, Thomas Horn. The realist paintings of Thomas Eakins are now widely celebrated. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union left the United States as the sole superpower. Michael Lee Markets, Economics, & Investing. Active volcanoes are common throughout Alaska's Alexander and Aleutian Islands, and Hawaii consists of volcanic islands. Almost all countries have embassies in Washington, D.C., and many have consulates around the country. With Justen Faull, Wes Faull, Thomas Horn, Russ Dizdar. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes - from . In response, the Bush administration launched the global War on Terror, invading Afghanistan and removing the Taliban government and al-Qaeda training camps. The prosperity of the Roaring Twenties ended with the Wall Street Crash of 1929 that triggered the Great Depression. Before he took office, seven slave states declared their secessionwhich the federal government maintained was illegaland formed the Confederate States of America. Among developed nations, the United States has above-average levels of violent crime and particularly high levels of gun violence and homicide. 1. At 3.79million square miles (9.83million km2) and with over 312 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and the third largest by both land area and population. [176] In 2010, the country had the fifth highest number of executions in the world, following China, Iran, North Korea, and Yemen. A prospect once frowned upon and met with eyerolls has now turned out prime TV like The Last of Us and blockbuster movies like Uncharted.Coincidentally enough, both of those titles are Playstation exclusives, and the 2023 new movie releases has another on the way in Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo. Download Telegram App directly from Telegram Website not the Google play store version3. [23] The United States is home to more than 400 mammal, 750 bird, and 500 reptile and amphibian species. For thousands of years, mystery religions and diverse occultists have shrouded prophecies of a great continent of the Western Hemisphere that would become the catalyst of . All twenty-seven member states of the European Union are also members of the WTO in their own right: 2. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and New York City hosts the United Nations Headquarters. Federal law prohibits a variety of drugs, although states sometimes pass laws in conflict with federal regulations. After Europeans began settling the Americas, many millions of indigenous Americans died from epidemics of imported diseases such as smallpox.[33]. (2007). McDuffie, Jerome; Piggrem, Gary Wayne; Woodworth, Steven E. (2005). [195] There are fifty-two metropolitan areas with populations greater than 1 million. Belly of the Beast: Director's Cut DVD'S available exclusively at https://www.fourthwatchfilms.comStream Belly of the Beast: Director's Cut right now at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bobdcIs the United States of America, by design, set to fulfill an ancient, esoteric prophecy, charted by mystics of ages past? In 2004, private insurance paid for 36% of personal health expenditures, private out-of-pocket payments covered 15%, and federal, state, and local governments paid for 44%. Who really founded America? Japan surrendered on September 2, ending the war.[49]. Soul food, developed by African slaves, is popular around the South and among many African Americans elsewhere. [37] The War of 1812, declared against Britain over various grievances and fought to a draw, strengthened U.S. nationalism. The House Un-American Activities Committee pursued a series of investigations into suspected leftist subversion, while Senator Joseph McCarthy became the figurehead of anticommunist sentiment. [149][150] There are also local community colleges with generally more open admission policies, shorter academic programs, and lower tuition. The winner of the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama, is the 44th U.S. president. "How Much Health Insurance Is Enough? As a result of the Watergate scandal, in 1974 Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign, to avoid being impeached on charges including obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Formerly videogames - Mass Effect, Need for Speed, Tom Clancy franchises. [140] Of the world's thirty busiest passenger airports, sixteen are in the United States, including the busiest, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. driving with expired license oregon,