United States of America
Map by Firaxis
George Washington
Religious Intolerance
Charismatic, Expansive
Map Labels Language
Magical Girl
Lucy Knox
America led by Washington is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It does not require any DLC.

Using America (Roosevelt) gives Washington's America an alternate unique ability and building.



The United States of America is a world "super-power" (which more or less means that it is vital to the world economy and balance of power). A relatively young civilization, the United States formed in the 18th century, nearly self-destructed in the 19th century, and became the most powerful and dominant military, technological, cultural and economical civilization in the 20th.


George Washington was one of a group of remarkable men who lived in the American Colonies in the late eighteenth century. Although not as pugnacious as John Adams, as imaginative as Benjamin Franklin, or as brilliant as Thomas Jefferson, Washington had the capacity to lead, in war and in peace. He led the Continental Army to victory against extraordinary odds, and by so doing he led his country to independence.

Dawn of Man

Welcome President Washington! You lead the industrious American civilization! Formed in the conflagration of revolution in the 18th century, within a hundred years, the young nation became embroiled in a terrible civil war that nearly tore the country apart, but it was just a few short years later in the 20th century that the United States reached the height of its power, emerging triumphant and mighty from the two terrible wars that destroyed so many other great nations. The United States is a nation of immigrants, filled with optimism and determination. They lack only a leader to help them fulfill their promise.

President Washington, can you lead the American people to greatness? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: The people of the United States of America welcome you.

Defeat: The yours. I hope you will be merciful in your triumph.

Unique Attributes

America (Washington)

Art by Firaxis

Manifest Destiny

All Land military units have +1 Sight. -50% Gold Gold cost for purchasing tiles.


Art by Firaxis

Minuteman (Musketman)
  • Ignores terrain cost
  • Starts with the Drill I promotion
  • Generates Goldenage Golden Age points from kills

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B17 (Bomber)
  • Starts with the Siege I promotion
  • Has extra Strength and Evasion 50

America (Washington)

Art by Firaxis

Manifest Destiny

+1 sight for Land military units and +1 Moves Movement for Civilian units. Enemy units ending their turn next to American borders take damage.


Art by Firaxis

Minuteman (Musketman)
  • -20% Production Production Cost (120 vs 150)
  • Ignores terrain cost
  • Starts with the Drill I promotion

Art by Janboruta

Ranch (Stable)
  • Claims and improves all workable sources of Bison, Cattle, Deer, Horses, and Sheep
  • +10% Production Production towards Mounted units
  • Each source of Bison, Cattle, Deer, Horses, and Sheep yields +1 Production Production
  • +35% Production Production Cost (135 vs 100)

City List (Vanilla)
  1. Washington
  2. New York
  3. Boston
  4. Philadelphia
  5. Atlanta
  6. Chicago
  7. Seattle
  8. San Francisco
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Houston
  11. Portland
  12. St. Louis
  13. Miami
  14. Buffalo
  15. Detroit
  16. New Orleans
  17. Baltimore
  18. Denver
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Dallas
  21. Memphis
  22. Cleveland
  23. Kansas City
  24. San Diego
  25. Richmond
  26. Las Vegas
  27. Phoenix
  28. Albuquerque
  29. Minneapolis
  30. Pittsburgh
  31. Oakland
  32. Tampa Bay
  33. Orlando
  34. Tacoma
  35. Santa Fe
  36. Olympia
  37. Hunt Valley
  38. Springfield
  39. Palo Alto
  40. Centralia
  41. Spokane
  42. Jacksonville
  43. Savannah
  44. Charleston
  45. San Antonio
  46. Omaha
  47. Birmingham
  48. Honolulu
  49. Anchorage
  50. Sacramento
  51. Salt Lake City
  52. Reno
  53. Boise
  54. Milwaukee
  55. Santa Cruz
  56. Monterey
  57. Santa Monica
  58. Little Rock
  59. Columbus
  60. Lebam
City List (with Roosevelt)
  1. Washington
  2. New York
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Boston
  5. Charleston
  6. Baltimore
  7. Providence
  8. Williamsburg
  9. Newport
  10. Norfolk
  11. Savannah
  12. Salem
  13. Hartford
  14. Albany
  15. Richmond
  16. New Bern
  17. Gloucester
  18. Wilmington
  19. Dover
  20. Annapolis
  21. Falmouth
  22. New Castle
  23. Trenton
  24. Portsmouth
  25. Greenville
  26. Edenton
  27. New Haven
  28. Reading
  29. Petersburg
  30. Kingston
Spy List
  • Cousin
  • Felix
  • Dennis
  • Edward
  • Prof. Rex
  • Eliza
  • Mary
  • Virginia
  • Scarlett
  • Barbara




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support

Events and Decisions

Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation is the collective name for two executive presidential orders issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, declaring the emancipation of all slaves in the Southern United States.

(This Decision is removed when Lincoln's America is installed, and adds the Draft the American Constitution decision))


  • Player must be America
  • May only be enacted in the Industrial or Modern Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • Empire enters a Goldenage Golden Age
  • "We Love The King Day" in all cities

Draft the American Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


  • Player must be America
  • Must have researched Economics
  • Must not have already adopted an Ideology
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 350 CultureIcon Culture
  • Magistrates Magistrate


  • Allows you to choose an Ideology (next turn)
  • Grants a free Social Policy

The Louisiana Purchase

In 1803 Napoleon of France was hard pressed for cash as he was set on a dream of European hegemony. He therefore offered the Louisiana Territory, a vast region between the Mississippi and the Rockies against a lump sum of 15 million dollars. The President and the Senate agreed and the United States nearly doubled its size.


  • Player must be America
  • Must have completed at least 1 Social Policy tree
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 800 Gold Gold
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • Founded cities start with additional territory.

Exploration Continued Expanded

Colony List
  1. Monrovia
  2. Manila
  3. San Juan
  4. Charlotte Amalie
  5. Pago Pago
  6. Guam
  7. South Tarawa
  8. Majuro
  9. Palikir
  10. Constitution
  11. Adamsville
  12. Columbus

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now buying your blue jeans and listening to your Rock and Roll. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

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Gods and Kings
Brave New World

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