United States


The International Children's Heart Fund includes initiatives in the United States. There are clearly needs in our own country. Past projects included sponsoring a food trailer to local food pantries in Worcester, MA. 
This was done through the Feed the Children program




Some Music from Youtube
 you may be interested in listening to:

Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem in 1991

Ray Charles - Oh Beautiful America

Simon and Garfunkel - America


The United States became the world's first modern democracy after its break with Great Britain (1776) and the adoption of a constitution (1789). During the 19th century, many new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65) and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation-state. The economy is marked by steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.
Location: North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
38 00 N, 97 00 W
Population: 278,058,881 (July 2001 est.)
Area: total:  9,629,091 sq km
land:  9,158,960 sq km
water:  470,131 sq km
note:  includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia
about one-half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about one-half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; about two and one-half times the size of Western Europe
Climate: mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm Chinook Winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
Terrain: vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii
Elevation: lowest point:  Death Valley -86 m
highest point:  Mount McKinley 6,194 m
Natural resources: coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber

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