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  1. 1. Welcome to the United States: Birthplace of Helium By: Mr. and Mrs. Sugagenridgushooksmayaldi
  2. 2. <ul><li>The United States was originally made up of British Colonies </li></ul><ul><li>In 1776, the colonist presented their claim of freedom to England through The Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>The colonist defeated England and won their independence in The Revolutionary War </li></ul>
  3. 3. “Old Glory” <ul><li>50 stars for 50 states </li></ul><ul><li>13 stripes for the original 13 colonies </li></ul><ul><li>White signifies purity and innocence </li></ul><ul><li>Red signifies hardiness and valor </li></ul><ul><li>Blue signifies justice and perseverance </li></ul>
  4. 5. How about that map? <ul><li>The capital of the United States is Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>The original capital of the United States was Philadelphia, Pa </li></ul><ul><li>The largest city in the United States is New York City where 8.2 million people live </li></ul><ul><li>According to Mr. David Summa, the worst place to live is Springfield, Pa, and the worst high school is Cardinal O’Hara </li></ul>
  5. 6. During the Renaissance and Reformation Era. . . <ul><li>The country did not exist, although it had been colonized at that point </li></ul><ul><li>This guy loves license plates! </li></ul>
  6. 7. During the Age of Absolutism… <ul><li>The first successful English colony was created in the United States in 1607 </li></ul><ul><li>The French and Spanish Empires also came to the “New World” </li></ul><ul><li>It was during the Age of Absolutism that the United States was born from 13 British Colonies </li></ul>
  7. 8. During the Industrial Revolution . . . <ul><li>During and after the Civil War the United States expanded westward and created new industry </li></ul><ul><li>Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin in the early 1800’s and revolutionizes farming </li></ul><ul><li>The Industrial Revolution in the United States was fueled by immigration during the 1800’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrants provided much needed man power for the labor forces </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. The U.S. and The Great War <ul><li>Germany tries to make a deal with Mexico </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zimmerman Telegram </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The United States enters WWI in 1917 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This broke with the United States’ practice of isolationism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The United States was never a formal member of the Allies, but was considered an “Associate Power” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Kicking tail in WWII <ul><li>December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor Attack </li></ul><ul><li>United States originally only declared war on Japan </li></ul><ul><li>On December 11, 1941, Germany declared war on the United States </li></ul><ul><li>May 8, 1945: War with Germany ends </li></ul><ul><li>August 6 and 9, 1945: United States uses drops atomic bombs on Japan </li></ul><ul><li>August 15, 1945: War with Japan ends </li></ul>
  10. 11. That war was Cooooold!! <ul><li>Tensions between the United States and Communist Russia heated up after WWII </li></ul><ul><li>Each country tried to expand their interests and build up their nuclear arsenal </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts arose (i.e., Korean War, Vietnam War) </li></ul><ul><li>President Ronald Reagan and Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev helped destroy communism in Russia in 1991 </li></ul>
  11. 12. The United States Government <ul><li>Representative Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Three Branches: Judicial, Executive, Legislative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive: President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative: US Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judicial: Federal Courts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Runs using “Checks and Balances” </li></ul>
  12. 13. Who’s the man? <ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Republican </li></ul><ul><li>First inaugurated January 20, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Former Governor of Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Father is a former president </li></ul>
  13. 14. Current relationship with the US obviously is. . . . AWESOME!!!
  14. 15. Where do you want to go when you get here? <ul><li>RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, PA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home of the first Wawa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Famed for football and lacrosse teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd best high school weight room in Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carl Schnellenbach lives here! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only red police cars in the nation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close to Philadelphia, Jersey Shore, and Pocono Mountains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT INTERBORO! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Most important person ever from the United States <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had wicked fashion sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ended Slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gave The Gettysburg Address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never told a lie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still haunts the White House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lincoln Bedroom of the White House is where everyone wants to stay </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Sources <ul><li>All the intelligent teachers at Ridley High School that have given to me such great knowledge and information </li></ul>