United States of America 

 

Summary

North American constitutional republic.1 Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787.2 Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000.3 Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S.4 Consisted of seventeen states at time of JS’s birth, 23 Dec. 1805, and twenty-six states at time of JS’s death, 27 June 1844.5

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