UNITED STATES<br />
USA is thethirdlargestcountry in the world<br />
Washington D.C is thecapital<br />
USA has borders with Canada in thenorth and Mexico in thesouth.<br />
The climate is arctic in thenorth and tropical in thesouth.<br />
The westcoastofthe USA facesthe Pacific Ocean and theeastcoastfacesthe Atlantic Ocean.<br />
It is 4000 km from New York in theeast to Los Angeles in thewest.<br />
Therearefour time zones in the USA.<br />
Someoftheworld’slargestmountain ranges, largest lakes and longest rivers are in the USA.<br />
Someofthe tallest and oldesttrees in the world growhere.<br />
The weatherconditions in the USA can be extreme.<br />
Thereareoftentornadoes in theMidwest.<br />
Therearehurricanesalongthe Atlantic coast and in theGulfof Mexico.<br />
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina caused a major flood in the city of New Orleans. Manypeople lost their lives and thousandsbecame...
The first Europeans in America weremostlywhite Protestants.<br />
Graduallypeople from all  parts ofthe world immigrated to the USA. Todaythe USA is a multiculturalsociety.<br />
Many Americans have twoidentities. They have strong ties to thecountrythey or their familie arecoming from. Theyareknown a...
The Native Americans were living in North America longbeforethe Europeans arrived. Nowtheyare just a smallminoritygroup.<b...
The USA is a republic. Politicalpower is dividedbetween:<br />The President<br />The Congress<br />The Supreme Court<br />
The President is the head ofthestate.<br />
A president is elected for fouryears and he can be re-elected for anotherfouryears.<br />
The President is also head ofoneofthepoliticalparties in the USA: theRepublican Party and theDemocratic Party.<br />
The Congress is dividedintothe House of Representatives and theSenate.<br />
Congresscontrolsthemoneythe President need to carryout his policies. <br />Congressalso makes thelawsofthe USA.<br />
The Supreme Court decideswhatthelaws in America means.<br />
Sometimestheyfindthat an old law is againsttheConstitution. Theycanchangethelaw and say  it is no longer valid. <br />
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  1. 1. UNITED STATES<br />
  2. 2. USA is thethirdlargestcountry in the world<br />
  3. 3. Washington D.C is thecapital<br />
  4. 4. USA has borders with Canada in thenorth and Mexico in thesouth.<br />
  5. 5. The climate is arctic in thenorth and tropical in thesouth.<br />
  6. 6. The westcoastofthe USA facesthe Pacific Ocean and theeastcoastfacesthe Atlantic Ocean.<br />
  7. 7. It is 4000 km from New York in theeast to Los Angeles in thewest.<br />
  8. 8. Therearefour time zones in the USA.<br />
  9. 9. Someoftheworld’slargestmountain ranges, largest lakes and longest rivers are in the USA.<br />
  10. 10. Someofthe tallest and oldesttrees in the world growhere.<br />
  11. 11. The weatherconditions in the USA can be extreme.<br />
  12. 12. Thereareoftentornadoes in theMidwest.<br />
  13. 13. Therearehurricanesalongthe Atlantic coast and in theGulfof Mexico.<br />
  14. 14. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina caused a major flood in the city of New Orleans. Manypeople lost their lives and thousandsbecamehomeless.<br />
  15. 15. The first Europeans in America weremostlywhite Protestants.<br />
  16. 16. Graduallypeople from all parts ofthe world immigrated to the USA. Todaythe USA is a multiculturalsociety.<br />
  17. 17. Many Americans have twoidentities. They have strong ties to thecountrythey or their familie arecoming from. Theyareknown as African Americans, Italian Americans, Norwegian Americans and so on.<br />
  18. 18. The Native Americans were living in North America longbeforethe Europeans arrived. Nowtheyare just a smallminoritygroup.<br />
  19. 19. The USA is a republic. Politicalpower is dividedbetween:<br />The President<br />The Congress<br />The Supreme Court<br />
  20. 20. The President is the head ofthestate.<br />
  21. 21. A president is elected for fouryears and he can be re-elected for anotherfouryears.<br />
  22. 22. The President is also head ofoneofthepoliticalparties in the USA: theRepublican Party and theDemocratic Party.<br />
  23. 23. The Congress is dividedintothe House of Representatives and theSenate.<br />
  24. 24. Congresscontrolsthemoneythe President need to carryout his policies. <br />Congressalso makes thelawsofthe USA.<br />
  25. 25. The Supreme Court decideswhatthelaws in America means.<br />
  26. 26. Sometimestheyfindthat an old law is againsttheConstitution. Theycanchangethelaw and say it is no longer valid. <br />
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