The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes.
For a broader coverage related to this topic, see U. A map of the United States showing its 50 states and District of Columbia The United States of America is a federal republic  consisting of 50 statesa federal district Washington, D.
States are the primary subdivisions of the United States, and possess a number of powers and rights under the United States Constitutionsuch as regulating intrastate commerce, running electionscreating local governmentsand ratifying constitutional amendments.
Each state has its own constitutiongrounded in republican principlesand government, consisting of three branches: Each state is represented by two Senators, while Representatives are distributed among the states in proportion to the most recent constitutionally mandated decennial census.
Since the establishment of the United States inthe number of states has expanded from the original 13 to the current total of 50, and each new state is admitted on an equal footing with the existing states.
Prior to passage of the District of Columbia Home Rule Actwhich devolved certain Congressional powers to an elected mayor and councilthe district did not have an elected local government.
Even so, Congress retains the right to review and overturn laws created by the council and intervene in local affairs. However, sinceits residents have been represented in the House of Representatives by a non-voting delegate. In addition to the 50 states and federal district, the United States has sovereignty over 14 territories.
Virgin Islands have a permanent, nonmilitary population, while nine of them do not. Virgin Islands, which are located in the Caribbeanall territories are located in the Pacific Ocean.
One territory, Palmyra Atollis considered to be incorporatedmeaning the full body of the Constitution has been applied to it; the other territories are unincorporatedmeaning the Constitution does not fully apply to them.
Ten territories the Minor Outlying Islands and American Samoa are considered to be unorganizedmeaning they have not had an Organic Act enacted by Congress; the four other territories are organizedmeaning they have had an Organic Act that has been enacted by Congress.
The five inhabited territories each have limited autonomy and a non-voting delegate in Congress, in addition to having territorial legislatures and governors, but residents cannot vote in federal elections.
California is the most populous state, with 38, residents estimate ; Wyoming is the least populous, with an estimatedresidents. The District of Columbia, with an estimatedresidents as ofhas a higher population than the two least populous states Wyoming and Vermont.
The first state to ratify the current Constitution was Delawarewhich it did on December 7,while the newest state is Hawaii, which was admitted to the Union on August 21, Let us do the heavy lifting.
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