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Overview

America_moving_to_americaThe historical product of large-scale immigration from all over the world, the United States of America is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. 14 million people moved to the USA between 2000 and 2010. However, moving to the United States can be a tricky process that requires attention to detail and careful planning.  Pickfords leverages over 100 years of experience to provide our customers with effective and stress free moves to the United States, while Allied in America will complete the moving process, giving our clients a chance to pursue their unique version of the ‘American Dream’.


History

America_historyChristopher Columbus famously discovered the ‘New World’ in 1492 that native Americans knew had been there for 15 000 years. The European settlers declared themselves independent from Britain in 1776 and founded the world’s oldest surviving federation, the United States of America, upon the immortal declaration that “All men are created equal.”  The United States has since developed into a global superpower, sent men to the moon, developed the internet, dropped nuclear warheads, produced Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, establishing itself as undoubtedly more influential in the last  century than any other nation on earth.


Attractions

America_attractionsFrom Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge to the skyscrapers of Manhattan, from the White House to the Florida Keys and Disney Land, the United States has a preposterously developed tourism industry that caters to the thrilled masses. Tourists spend more in the United States than in any other country and the US attracts the second most visitors in the world after France.


Economy and Development

America_economyThe United States’ GDP constitutes approximately a quarter of the entire world’s gross domestic product. The world’s largest importer and second largest exporter, the United States has been the world’s mightiest economy since the 1890s and looks set to remain so, despite fears surrounding an escalating debt crisis. However, income is famously uneven, with the wealthiest 10% owning over 80% of all financial assets. The United States is currently suffering the aftermath of the financial recession of 2007/8, when GDP fell by 5%, but is steadily regaining its former momentum.