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Updated: Aug 17

About U.S.A

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country mostly located in central North America between Mexico and Canada. It consists of 50 states with a federal district and five major self-governing territories.

It is the world's foremost economic and military power, with global interests. The gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world's defense spending put together.

History of the USA

The United States is 243 years old because the Declaration of Independence was ratified by the US Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

Leif Erikson, Leiv Eriksson or Leif Ericson (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus.

The Name America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then-revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent.

Americans get a day off work on October 10 to celebrate Columbus Day. It's an annual holiday that commemorates the day on October 12, 1492, when the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus officially set foot in the Americas and claimed the land for Spain.

Most important Founding Father

  • George Washington who is called the Founding Father.

  • John Adams is the Courtesy of Independence National Historical Park.

  • Thomas Jefferson is the Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Some of the things where Trump has done during his tenure

At the year 2016 Donald Trump a Republican party elected as a 45TH President of U.S.A along with 48TH Vice President Mike Pence

  • A top adviser with white nationalist ties?

Stephen Miller, a top adviser to Trump, has been a driving force behind Trump's immigration policies. A former Senate aide, Miller joined Trump's campaign early in the primary season and has helped shape much of the administration's domestic policies.

Miller is considered one of the architects of Trump's so-called Muslim ban which prohibits entry into the US of citizens from five Muslim-majority countries like Iran Libya Somalia, Syria, and Yemen and restricts a small number of North Koreans and Venezuelans from coming into the country. He was also one of the main proponents of the US's practice of separating undocumented migrant children from their parents at the US southern border.

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller during a meeting in the cabinet room of the White House in Washington, DC

  • Nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

As the US persistently shakes its finger at Iran and North Korea for attempting to develop a nuclear weapons programmer, it quietly Okayed the sale of nuclear technology and expertise to Saudi Arabia which plans to build at least two nuclear power plants.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

  • Trump replaces Obama-era climate change plan

Trump ran on a campaign promise to overturn environmental restrictions on major industries put in place by his predecessor Barak Obama Trump has been particularly vocal in his protection of the coal industry, one for many environmentalists when it comes to fighting climate change.

Trump administration officially ended the Clean Power Plan (CPP) which was place by the Obama administration in 2015, CPP aimed to slash power plant carbon emissions by more than a third by 2030 by pushing utilities to drop coal in favor of cleaner fuels like natural gas, solar and wind power.

  • Trump slashes US refugee cap

Trump has made slashing immigration a central focus of his presidency and re-election campaign. The number of refugees admitted to the US has hit historic lows since he took office. In the 2019 fiscal year, 30,000 refugees were admitted in the country, The State Department announced in September that it will cap the number of refugees allowed in the country in 2020 at 18,000, the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980.

The Trump administration also granted states and counties the right to block any refugee resettlements within their jurisdiction.

  • Middle East peace summit in Bahrain

Trump's plan to negotiate a peace deal between Palestinians and Israelis has stalled repeatedly since he took office. In February 2017, Trump stood with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and promised, "We'll be working on it very, very diligently."

He put his son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, on the case. Since then, Kushner has traveled to the region multiple times.

The Trump administration has unveiled a $50bn economic plan to end the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Kushner opened a two-day conference in Bahrain to rally support for the plan, which expects donor nations and investors to contribute funds towards projects in the occupied Palestinian Territories in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaking at the Peace to Prosperity conference in Manama, Bahrain

  • Pushing South Korea to China

The US has held troops in South Korea since the ceasefire between North and South Korea in 1953. In 1991, Washington and Seoul signed the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), which lays out how the two countries cover the costs associated with protecting the Korean Peninsula.

The SMA was scheduled to expire at the end of 2019 and Trump reportedly took the opportunity to increase the price tag. Trump tweeted that South Korea was not paying its fair share. In November, talks between the two countries over burden-sharing broke down after the US reportedly asked for five times the amount from Seoul to keep American troops there.

  • Trump signs Hong Kong legislation

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US is a good time for presidential administrations to bury the news. In November, Trump used the holiday to sign the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The legislation, act which was passed by Congress, followed months of mass pro-democracy protests that rattled the Chinese government. The legislation threatens to bar entry of individuals who "violate internationally recognized by the human rights".

Hong Kong protesters prepare to march towards foreign consulates in Hong Kong, China

  • Debt and deficit grow

As a businessman-candidate for the White House, Trump promised to use his experience to get rid of the national debt "within eight years".

His debt hovered around $19 trillion, that total is just over $23 trillion, a 21 percent increase. The federal deficit continues to grow with massive spending on the US military causing a large portion of it.

The deficit was its biggest in seven years with an even bigger one projected in 2020. Trump promised a 2017 tax cut would help pay down the debt and deficit as the economy improved.

U.S Mexico Border Proposal:

January 25, President Trump signed the third executive order Border security and immigration enforcement forces under the I.N.A secure fence act and the IIRIA for the Mexican wall border to deter illegal migration and smuggling of illegal products. Existing Mexico–United States barrier is not one continuous structure, but a series of physical walls and physical and "virtual" fences monitored by the United States Border Patrol.

The proposed wall which would be "a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, and impassable physical barrier along the entire length of the border, which Trump estimated in 2016 would cost $10 billion to $12 billion and by January 27 was estimated to be $20 billion, to be initially paid by Congress. Trump plans on eventually negotiating a reimbursement from the Mexican government.

US Mexico sealed border

Stop aid for Pakistan

U.S President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the aid issue

US President Donald Trump has reiterated that the $1.3 billion in aid to Pakistan will remain suspended until the country acts against militant safe heavens inside its territory.

He said that Pakistan does not do "a damn thing" for the US, alleging that its government had helped al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city of Abbott bad.

He also said that people in Pakistan knew that Laden was living in a mansion near their garrison city of Abbott bad, but they did not tell the US and kept on accepting billions of dollars in aid.

And I cut those payments off a long time ago. We're not paying Pakistan any money because they're not helping us at all and we'll see where it all goes," President Trump said.

In September, the Trump administration canceled $300 million in military aid to Islamabad for not doing enough against terror.

The Mega ‘Howdy, Modi!’ Event

The 'Howdy, Modi!' event had organized on Sunday, September 22, and will be 3 hours long - from 8:30 pm IST to 11:30 pm IST. It will be held at NRG Stadium in Houston. It is the largest gathering for an invited foreign leader (PM Narendra Modi) visiting the US other than the Pope.

Howdy Modi has held on Sunday 22nd

The Mega “Howdy, Modi!" Indian-American community event held in Houston on Sunday to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump would provide the world a glimpse of the valuable contributions of Indian-Americans to the cultural, intellectual, and social landscape of the United States.

For the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump had shared the stage to address more than 50,000 Indian-Americans during the September 22 'Howdy, Modi!' event during the session "Shared Dreams, Bright Future" that would focus on the success of Indian-Americans as well as the strength of the US-India relationship.

“Howdy Modi” event had gathered a crowd of 50,000 and above in NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

The 'Howdy, Modi!' event held on NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The stadium is one of America's largest professional football stadiums, and is home to the Houston Texans franchise, and held the Super Bowl in 2017.

The event will have a simultaneous English translation available for everyone to listen to at the stadium via their smartphones. Around 50,000 people expected, 8,000 are coming from outside Texas State, which was followed by a cultural program followed by the Prime Minister Modi address.

Welcome messages, personalized billboards across the city, special videos from various organizations, and prominent people are seen throughout the city.

US President Donald Trump visited India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Namaste Trump (stylized as नमस्ते TRUMP) was a tour event held on 24 and 25 February 2020 in India. It was the inaugural visit of the US President Donald Trump and his family to India.

U.S President Donald Trump and his family visited India for two days with a tour event held on 24 and 25 February 2020. The rally event called “Namaste trump” was held in Ahmadabad Gujarat was the highlight of the tour, as a response to the “Howdy Modi event held at Houston Texas in September 2019. The Motera stadium is also called as Sardar Vallabhai stadium which was hosted by President Trump and family along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Approximate people were about over 100,000 with some speculating an attendance as high as 125,000. The tour was originally named Kem Chho, Trump but was renamed by the Government of India to promote Indian nationalism over regionalism.

The main event at the stadium was organized in the afternoon and was the highlight of the President's visit to India. The event served as a platform for the US President and Indian Prime Minister to show off their friendly relationship with each other.

Trump also visited Taj Mahal of Agra, and Uttar Pradesh where he meets the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and welcomed the president and the first lady, he also welcomed by the 3,000 artists showing the art and culture with protective personnel and secret services and the National Security guard then he headed towards the Delhi.

How Corona Virus spread rapidly in the US

On February 29, there was one confirmed death from coronavirus in the United States, which is now rapidly spreading the virus has killed 22 people and affected more than 30 states and the District of Columbia.

  • First major warning on likely on the spread

Some of the officials say that would spread in the United States. "It's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have a severe illness,"

  • First coronavirus death in the US

A patient infected with Coronavirus in Washington died on February 29, marking the first fatality due to the virus in the United States. The man in his 50s had underlying health conditions, and there was no evidence he had close contact with an infected person or a relevant travel history that would have exposed him to the virus.

  • First coronavirus confirmation in New York City

New York confirmed its first case of coronavirus on March 1. The patient contracted the virus while in Iran, officials said. "There is no reason for undue anxiety -- the general risk remains low in New York. We are diligently managing this situation,"

First death outside Washington state

A death reported in Northern California on March 4 became the first fatality Washington State.

The victim was an elderly man with underlying health conditions, who were probably exposed to the virus on a trip aboard a Princess Cruises ship that traveled from San Francisco to Mexico in February.

  • A ship is held at sea in the US due to coronavirus

A ship carrying more than 3,500 people was held at sea off the coast of California as it traveled from Hawaii on March 4. The Grand Princess previously carried a passenger who became the first person to die from coronavirus in California and was ordered to stay at sea for days as it awaited test results. Officials later confirmed 21 positive cases of coronavirus.

A deserted lounge area on the Grand Princess Cruise ship

On March 1, New York City confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Thousands of infections were already silently spreading through the city, a hidden explosion of a disease that many still viewed as a remote threat as the city awaited the first signs of spring.

  • First deaths outside the West Coast

Florida authorities announced March 6 that two coronavirus patients in the state died. It was the first deaths believed to be linked to the virus on the East Coast. The state also confirmed more than a dozen cases, considered the second-largest cluster on the East Coast after New York.

  • First infection in the nation's capital

The first case of coronavirus infection in the District of Columbia was reported on March 7. The patient was a resident in his 50s who appeared to have no history of international travel and no close contacts with a confirmed case.

  • Infections hit more than 500

Now the US cases are at more than 500 and include 70 people repatriated to the US. Of those, 21 people are aboard the Grand Princess Cruise ship. The ship was held off the coast of San Francisco and has been in limbo since March 4 which had traveled to Mexico on the ship last month.

The virus had spread through the country undetected long before the testing which shows the major problem by the researches at North Eastern University. Even in early February when the world is focused on China and the virus was not only likely to be spreading in multiple U.S cities, but also seeding blooms of infection all over in the United States.

Mass Grave for Corona Virus Victims

Workers Bury in the mass grave on New York City's Hart Island

They have emerged of coffins being buried in a mass grave in New York City, as the death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise.

Dozens of People had buried in New York mass grave as coronavirus burials are being ramped up at this site, which has long been used for people with no next-of-kin or for families who cannot afford a funeral.

New York State now has more coronavirus cases than any single country.

Normally, about 25 people per week are buried here. But the number has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic to an average of 24 burials a day. The hospitals in New York City have been placing bodies in refrigerated trucks parked outside their doors. "We lost 2,753 lives on 9/11. We've lost over 7,000 lives to this crisis,"

The state's confirmed caseload of Covid-19 is nearly 162,000, of whom 7,844 have died.

Spain has recorded about 157,000 cases and Italy 143,600, while China, where the virus emerged last year, has nearly 83,000 cases.

The US as a whole has recorded 467,000 cases and about 16,700 deaths. Globally there are 1.6 million cases and 97,000 deaths.

Wooden coffins in the deep trenches of a mass grave in Hart Island, New York.

The U.S and China Cold war

The U.S and China Flags

U.S President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping

On May 15, President Donald Trump threatened to “cut off the whole relationship” with China over the COVID-19 Pandemic, which originated in Wuhan. He had earlier called the coronavirus as a “Chinese virus” and threatened to seek compensation from China for the damages caused by the outbreak.

Earlier this month, the US imposed visa restrictions on the Chinese journalists working in the country, limiting their work period to 90 days. President Trump extended for one more year a ban on U.S. companies from using telecom equipment made by “companies positing national security risks.

Death of George Floyd

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody

George Floyd has been taken to custody. Police Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street.

He has been arrested by a convenience store employee called 911 and told the police that Mr. Floyd had bought cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life.

The day after Mr. Floyd’s death, the Police Department fired all four of the officers involved in the episode. On May 29, the Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, announced third-degree murder and second –degree manslaughter. Mr. Chauvin, who is white, kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, according to the criminal complaint against him.

George Floyd’s brother testifies before Congress: ‘Stop the pain’

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, testified Wednesday before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on police brutality and racial profiling.

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, implored lawmakers Wednesday to act so that his brother’s death after being brought into police custody was “not in vain.”

“I’m tired. I’m tired of the pain I’m feeling now and I’m tired of the pain I feel every time another black person is killed for no reason,” Floyd said in prepared remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police brutality and racial profiling.

“I’m here today to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain. Stop us from being tired,” Floyd said.

“George’s calls for help were ignored,” he continued. “Please listen to the call I’m making to you now, to the calls of our family, and to the calls ringing out in the streets across the world.”

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, gives his opening statement during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability at the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2020, in Washington, DC.

The hearing comes as the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was in the custody of Minneapolis police, has prompted a new national dialogue on police reform. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck to restrain him for nearly nine minutes has been charged with Floyd murder.

“George wasn’t hurting anyone that day,” his brother said. “He didn’t deserve to die over $20. I’m asking you, is that what a black man’s life is worth? $20? This is 2020. Enough is enough.”





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