The United States of America is not only a country rich in money but also a country rich in diversity, a melting pot of almost all the culture in the world. Its diversity is attributed to its being a rich country and of course, its history. The first people to live in America came from Asia 15,000 years ago by crossing the Beringia land bridge all the way to Alaska. These are the ancestors of the Native Americans, the Alaskan Natives and other indigenous people of United States. The arrival of Christopher Columbus and the subsequent arrival of other settlers marked the start of the colonial period of US. Other countries from Europe including France, Spain and Russia also came to America to settle. It was during this time that the thirteen original states were founded. The Puritans of New England and the German sects of Pennsylvania were religious institutions that yield a very powerful influence and boost the restoration of the First Great Awakening.
The colonies experience self-government and achieved a standard of living close to Britain, free men can also own a farm and even vote for colonial legislatures. The American Revolution started when London began to demand taxes on stamps and tea, which was met with opposition. The Intolerable Acts was a response to this opposition and the British government shut down their government with the use of military force. The fight that broke in April 1775 paved way for the Continental Congress to be found. In July 1776, America declared its independence as the United States of America with the help of the French who became their ally. With the capture of two of their invasion army, the British negotiated that resulted to the well-known Treaty of Paris. After the American Revolution, the many events that America experienced such as the change of government ideology into Republicanism, the very deadly American Civil War, the Great Depression, the Cold War with Soviet Union, Baby Boom and the World War II led to the America that we know now.