01.10.2014.

Embassy of the United States in Serbia

The United States are a country in North America, with a population of about 300 million inhabitants. The United States emerged from the original thirteen British colonies in North America. Its independence was received from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Before the arrival of Europeans, the continent was inhabited by different tribes of American Indians. 

The Americans won the war for independence with the help of the French forces. In 1787 marks the year when the  Constitution of the United States was written, which in 1789 established the first modern democracy in the world. United States slowly starting to spread. Under the leadership of George Washington and his successors, America seeks to move away from European politics. However, America buys Louisianne territory of the French in 1803 and 1812, America was again at war with Great Britain and nearly came to the brink of defeat.

In the first half of the 19th century, the United States continues to expand. In 1846, the United States waging war against Mexico, resulted in conquering Mexico City. In calm conditions, the United States expand to the Pacific Ocean. However, the problem of slavery in America becomes evident. In 1861 American Civil War begins between the South and the North. Northern forces win, and in the foreseeable future slavery in the United States was abolished, but the state will not fully recover from the civil war until the 20th century.

The United States government is one of the oldest in the world. As a federal democracy, it constitutes of the  executive, legislative, and judicial authorities. The executive branch consists of the President and his cabinet, with the addition of various government departments. Legislative power is the United States Congress, which consists of the House of Representatives (House of Representatives) and the Senate (Senate). United States consist of 50 states. Each state has its own government, which mainly works on the same principle as the federal government in Washington. Each state has the capital and state symbols, and the constitution and laws.

The United States is the third largest country in its territory in the world, after Russia and Canada, with a total surface of 9,631,418 km.