United States

The United States of America (USA or U.S.A.), commonly referred to as the United States (US or U.S.), America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district.

If my parents were alive today, they both died young, it would have been incomprehensible to them -- incomprehensible -- that their son, coming from where we came from( would) become a United States senator or mayor, from Burlington, or candidate for president of the United States, it would have been unthinkable.

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