"The 51st state" is a phrase that refers to areas or countries that might become an additional U.S. state. Candidates include Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington D.C. How likely is this -- and how did the U.S. get the 50 it already has?
Wishing you could start your own country? There's good news and bad news. The bad news is that it will take a lot of hard work to make this dream come true. But the good news is that there's actually a procedure in place to make it happen.
Do the digits in my social security number represent anything in particular, or is it just a random number? Do they recycle social security numbers so that if someone dies, that number goes back into action?
The U.S. census is a huge project bent on counting every U.S. resident. Some people object to this government head count. But participating can lead to many benefits for your community. Plus, it's the law.