the states the states

Definition(s):

  • (n) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Usage(s):

  • At the same time, more and more gun control advocates are starting to realize that the Second Amendment applies only to Congress and not to the states, so the states are not .

News

  • States prepare to launch new health law

    Preparing for Obamacare was an overwhelming task for the states, which set up insurance exchanges, decided whether to expand Medicaid to more poor people, and tried to increase the numbers of doctors and nurses.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

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