Elma, Iowa

Our Country

United States of America


The United States of America resides on the continent of North America, nestled between the countries of Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.  It was founded in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence


USAOriginally comprised of 13 colonies along the Eastern seaboard, the Nation is now divided into 50 individual states from the Atlantic Ocean (on the east)  to the Pacific Ocean  (on the west).  Forty-eight of the states are contiguous, with two states (Alaska and Hawaii) not adjoined.  For USA government information, please use this lik:  https://www.usa.gov/

The National Anthem is The Star Spangled Banner (see complete lyrics at this link:  http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/pdf/ssb_lyrics.pdf)