American Union
Union Américaine
Amerikanishce Vereninigung
União Americana
Американский Союз
Unión Americana
Flag of the United States
Motto: E plurbius unum
Official languagesEnglish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Secretary-GeneralBarack Obama
Type of governmentFederative union of 50 countries plus 7 union territories
CapitalWashington, District of Columbia
Largest cityNew York City, New York
EstablishedApril 30, 1789 (Inauguration of First Secretary-General); January 1, 1790 (Ratification of the Treaty of Philadelphia)
CurrencyUnited States dollar plus the 50 currencies of the member countries
AnthemThe Star-Spangled Banner

The American Union is the organization of American nations to promote peace and cooperation. It is led by the Secretary-General.


Italicized members are union territories.

List of Secretaries-General

  Federalist Party
  Democratic-Republican Party
  Democratic Party
  Whig Party
  Republican Party

No. Secretary-General Took office Left office Party Assistant Secretary-General
1 Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington George Washington April 30, 1789 March 4, 1797 Non-partisan John Adams
2 John Adams John Adams March 4, 1797 March 4, 1801 Federalist Party Thomas Jefferson
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