|How America Got Its Name||p. 13|
|It's a Grand Old Flag||p. 15|
|Our Nation's Birthday||p. 18|
|The Supreme Law of Our Land||p. 21|
|A Capital Idea||p. 24|
|National Symbols||p. 27|
|America Singing||p. 32|
|Hail to the Chiefs||p. 39|
|A Procession of Presidents||p. 40|
|Ten Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents||p. 42|
|The Presidential Origin of OK||p. 49|
|Abe Lincoln's Humor||p. 51|
|TR and the Bear Facts||p. 57|
|Immortal Mortals||p. 59|
|The Home of the Brave||p. 60|
|The Land of the Free||p. 67|
|The Name Is the Game||p. 71|
|America: The Mother of Invention||p. 75|
|Homegrown Authors||p. 81|
|This American Language||p. 84|
|A Declaration of Language Independence||p. 85|
|Talking Turkey||p. 89|
|All-American Dialects||p. 93|
|This Land is Our Land||p. 99|
|America the Beautiful||p. 100|
|States of the Union||p. 105|
|A Letter-Perfect Quiz||p. 110|
|Pride of Place||p. 113|
|America Grows Up||p. 117|
|Ties That Bind||p. 118|
|Food for Thought||p. 119|
|We All Speak Movie Lines||p. 126|
|A Baseball Doubleheader||p. 129|
|American Riddles||p. 136|
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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a federal constitutional republic covering 3.79 million square miles, is home to a population of almost 315 million people. Our nation is composed of fifty states; one federal district: Washington, D.C.; three territories: American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and two commonwealths: Puerto Rico and theNorthern Mariana Islands.
What are the ties that bind together a country as far-reaching and diverse as ours? Throughout our history, we'velived through the best of times, and we've also lived through the worst of times; yet the heart of our society continues to beat mightily.
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