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Term: United States

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Settled 40,000 years ago by ancestors of Amerindians; diverse cultures developed; Spanish, French, British & others settled here from 16th cen., native cultures were largely destroyed; nation expanded westward through 19th cen.; had Civil War in 1860s; official language is English, though a sizable minority speaks Spanish, & various other languages are also spoken.

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