- America redirects here. For other uses, see America (disambiguation).
The United States of America was a political entity on the North American continent on Earth. Established in 1776 by declaration of thirteen states, it eventually grew, by 2271, to include 56 states. (TOS novel: A Flag Full of Stars) Someone from the United States was commonly referred to as an American.
In 2026, the United States was fractured by the detonation of several nuclear devices in 25 of its cities by the Optimum Movement. Blaming a foreign power for this, what remained of the US government and its allies declared war, beginning World War III. The country was reformed in 2033 with 52 states by the Optimum who continued to control the country until 2079. (Federation; Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Nuclear Time"; TNG: "The Royale")
- In Star Trek: Shadowstar Station continuity, many states seceded on 20 January 2057 to form two other countries, the Atlantic Free States and the Republic of New Texas. They would gradually rejoin the union by 2100. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Heritage")
As a subdivision of United Earth, and later of the United Federation of Planets, the United States remained a distinct political entity into the 24th century. Many famous Federation citizens were born in the United States, from Jonathan Archer to Benjamin Sisko to Kathryn Janeway to James T. Kirk.
Many of the principles that the United States government was built upon were later expanded to serve as the symbols and principles of United Earth and the Federation; the Statue of Liberty in New York City, for instance, came to be seen as a symbol of Federation patriotism by the 23rd century.
The American city of San Francisco was the location of Starfleet Headquarters and the Federation Council and received the most shuttle traffic in the entire Sol sector; the President of the United States of America was one of the officials who toured San Francisco in the aftermath of the Breen attack during the Dominion War in 2375. (Tales of the Dominion War short stories: "Eleven Hours Out," "Safe Harbors")
Presidents of the United States of America
- (given name unknown) Kimberly, a man (2053) - responded to uncertain readings from the Stellar 23 satellite and initiated Operation Tinman Burning: nuclear strikes on the Chinese mainland. China retaliated, but also sent nuclear missiles to Russia. Russia responded in kind. (Missing Link)
- Kyle Fitzgerald (2160s) - President at the time of United Earth's formation and was instrumental in its founding. (Star Trek: Remington)