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United States Of America

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United States Of America

  1. 1. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Created by: Theresa Policastro
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>The United States of America is the third largest country in size. It is located in North America and bordered by the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Along the northern border is Canada and Mexico borders in the South. plain. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>There are 50 states. The United States has high mountains in the west and a large central plain. The highest peak is Mt. McKinley. There are three major rivers. They are the Mississippi, Missouri and Colorado. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food in the USA <ul><li>For breakfast people in America usually eat cereal, a bagel, or eggs. They usually drink coffee or juice. For lunch people eat sandwiches . Dinner usually includes meat and potatoes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food in the USA <ul><li>Many people are always in a rush and eat fast food such as pizza and McDonalds. It is very popular in the United States of America. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Landmarks <ul><li>There are many landmarks in the United States. The Statue of Liberty is located in New York on Liberty Island and was given to America by France. It honors the signing of the Declaration of Independence. </li></ul><ul><li>Washington D.C which made capital of the United States in 1790 has many landmarks which tourists go to visit. You can visit the White House and Capitol Building as well as the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt Memorials. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Landmarks <ul><li>Another popular landmark which is located in San Francisco is the Cable car. The first one was built in 1873. In San Francisco these manually operated cars run in street traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>The Grand Canyon is located near Arizona and the Colorado River rushes at the bottom of the canyon. It is mostly located in the Grand Canyon National Park which is one of the first national parks in the USA. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Celebrations <ul><li>The fourth of July is Independence Day in the United States. Many Americans fly a flag outside and there are firework displays at night. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas is an important holiday people decorate their houses and Christmas trees. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Celebrations <ul><li>Memorial Day is celebrated to honor the people who died during war fighting for the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Presidents day celebrated in February honors all the American Presidents. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources http://www.cp-pc.ca/english/index.html http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Places/Find/United-states-of-america http://www.mrnussbaum.com/landmarks.htm

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