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Population The mean center of the U. The fastest growing region is the West, followed by the South. Growth in some parts of the nation have been particularly extreme such as the fastest growing metropolitan area, Las Vegas, Nevada, which went frompeople in to about 1, in Between and19 of the 20 fastest-growing states were in these two regions.
The West Coast has been the residence of choice for immigrating Asians, particularly from China. The West Coast is now home to approximately half of all American citizens of Asian ancestry 5 of the 10 million; increasing Ethnicity and race The United States is a very racially diverse country.
According to the census, it has 31 ethnic groups with at least one million members each, and numerous others represented in smaller amounts.
The majority of Americans descend from white European immigrants who arrived after the establishment of the first colonies most after Reconstruction. The most frequently stated European ancestries are German Many immigrants also hail from Slavic countries such as Poland and Russia. Other significant immigrant populations came from eastern and southern Europe and French Canada.
People of Mexican descent made up 7. African Americans are spread throughout the country, but their proportional population is largest in the South. For the first time ever, American citizens were able to list all of the racial, ethnic, or ancestry groups which they felt was appropriate for them.
For example, a dual ancestry person was counted in the Italian and the Irish ancestry group or a biracial person was counted in the White and Black groups. Religion There is no official Religion in the United States, but polls estimate that 80 percent of Americans are Christians of various denominations.
While Christianity is growing in America, it is not growing as fast as the general population resulting in a 10 per cent decline from 90 percent as recently as About 2 percent of Americans follow Judaism.
The other 18 percent is comprised of people of no religion and other religions, such as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism. The United States is noteworthy among developed nations for its relatively high level of religiosity.
However, this rate is not uniform across the country; attendance is more common in the Bible Belt—composed largely of Southern and Midwestern states—than in the Northeast and West Coast. In the Southern states, Baptists are the largest group, followed by Methodists; Roman Catholics are dominant in the Northeast and in large parts of the Midwest due to their being settled by descendants of Catholic immigrants from Europe such as Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Poland or other parts of North America mainly Quebec and Puerto Rico.
The rest of the country for the most part has a complex mixture of various Christian groups. According to census figures and related polls, neo-paganism is the fastest growing organized religion in the United States though its numbers of adherents are rated belowin the United States as of This reflects a growing diversification of religious belief in the United States over the last few decades.
Public health The United States has several public health problems: Unlike in most western countries, the government does not provide universal health insurance for all citizens. Even so, government spending on health care is the highest of any country in the world with major programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Health insurance in the United States is traditionally a benefit of employment, and many cases this is mandated by law. It should also be noted that providing emergency care if needed is required by law of any licensed emergency care facility regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
Medical bills are the most common reason for personal bankruptcy in the United States, and it is estimated that roughly 45 Million Americans have no health coverage.The Mississippi River gradually pushed soil southward, extending the coastline by , when the Europeans came to settle, the Native Americans had broken into numerous distinct groups.
Before the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth (16th) century, Louisiana only had one inhabitant which was the Native Americans. Mississippi River and the Pearl River, and most of the western border by the Sabine to the United States for $5 million.
3. Nearly American students of Japanese joined the Confederate States of America on March 2, , while Kansas and Mis-souri remained with the Union.
Overtime Activity. The Mississippi River system was the highway of the western part of the Confederate and United States. At the beginning of the war, the South controlled the Mississippi from the meeting of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers at Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana.
In the 18th century, the river was the primary western boundary of the young United States, and since the country's expansion westward, the Mississippi River has been widely considered a convenient if approximate dividing line between the Eastern, Southern, and Mouth: Gulf of Mexico.
Mississippi River — n. major and longest river in the United States originating in Minnesota and flowing south along the border of Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico; river in south Ontario (Canada) .
The Mississippi is the chief river of the United States, rising in the lake region of northern Minnesota and flowing about 2, miles south to the Gulf of Mexico.