This is an introduction to life in the United States in contemporary times. It's also a general survey of the United States since the founding of the republic. It's an excellent work for foreigners who want to learn how people live in the United States in terms of culture, life styles, living standards, quality of life and many other things. Foreign students and people visiting the United States will find a lot of useful information in this book which will help them to interact better with Americans. It's also an important work for Americans themselves and for others who live in the United States who may be interested in learning more about this country. Other subjects covered include cities and states for a comprehensive picture of the United States, a country which attracts millions of people every year from all parts of the world. Also included are cases of immigrants and the challenges they face in adjusting to their new life in the United States.