Updated at 2022-04-25
The Seal of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is printed on the ceramic bowl in the picture. Besides the words "Seal of the Speaker" and "United States House of Representatives," the print also features 13 stars and the year "1789." The mace is an ancient symbol of the U.S. Federal Government. The first congress finished in 1789, and the 13 stars represent the 13 states of the federation. The United States House of Representatives is located in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Flag: The American Flag, also known as the Star-Spangled Banner, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white and a blue rectangle bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 U.S. states, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
National Day: July 4 (a.k.a. Independence Day)
Language: Official languages are defined at the state level. English is the only official language of 28 states. A small number of states have dual official languages of English and the local dialect. For example, the official languages of the State of Alaska are English and Aleutian, Hawaii's official languages are English and Hawaiian, New Mexico's are English and Spanish, and those of the Muscogee Nation are English and Cherokee.
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Area: 9,833,520 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 320,000,000 (2021)
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic