He has even visited India recently. Mahatma Gandhi is his role model. He says that by 2025 America’s will decline and India’s power, wealth and pride will increase.
The Government of the United States of America
People have developed different rulingsystems for governance
Type of Government in USThe United States is a Federal Constitutional Republic type of government. It means that all its constitutions are in written format.It is a political system where the supreme power is held by the citizens who are entitled to vote for officials (such as the president) and representatives (such as senators and members of the House of Representatives) responsible to them (the people).
Branches of Government Legislative JudicialExecutive
Legislative BranchCongress - The House of Representatives - The Senate Makes the laws which govern the country.
Executive BranchPresident DepartmentsVice President Agriculture CommerceCabinet Defense EducationExecutive Departments Energy HealthIndependent Agencies Housing Interior JusticePuts the laws into action. Labor State Dept Transport Treasury Veterans
Judicial BranchDecides the meaning of the laws.Supreme Court 1 Chief Justice 8 Associate JusticesThe Judicial Branch consists of the federal courts such as the Supreme Court, Court of Claims, Court of Customs, Circuit Courts of Appeals and District Courts.
Advantages of Federal Republic Distribution of power More democracy Leadership opportunities Proximity to tasks Citizen oriented action Competition Balance Diversity
Disadvantages of Federal Republic Lack of uniformity Complicated Time consuming Costly
Meaning Of The US Flag The United States flag is one of the most well known flags throughout the world. The flag is unique and easy to recognize thanks to the use of three basic colors: blue, red, and white. The US flag consists of 13 horizontal stripes and a blue rectangle in the left corner with fifty white five-pointed stars. The stripes stand for the original thirteen colonies of the US that became the first states of the Union after rebellion against Britain. The stars represent the fifty states of the United States of America. The flag is traditionally flown at most public buildings, as well as many private homes.
Current President- Barack Hussein Obama Barack Hussein Obama was born August 4, 1961 is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in November 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007 was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – a major piece of health care reform legislation which he signed into law in March 2010 – and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which forms part of his financial regulatory reform efforts, which he signed in July 2010. In foreign policy, Obama gradually withdrew combat troops from Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, and signed an arms control treaty with Russia. On October 9, 2009, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Old Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President. The White House is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the presidents administration and advisers in general.
The US Capitol Building The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government. A fine example of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, the Capitol combines function with aesthetics. Its designs derived from ancient Greece and Rome evoke the ideals that guided the nations founders as they framed their new republic. As the building was expanded from its original design, harmony with the existing portions was carefully maintained. The building contains approximately 540 rooms and has 658 windows (108 in the dome alone) and approximately 850 doorways.
The US Capitol Building The second floor holds the Chambers of the House of Representatives (in the south wing) and the Senate (in the north wing) as well as the offices of the congressional leadership. This floor also contains three major public areas. In the center under the dome is the Rotunda, a circular ceremonial space that also serves as a gallery of paintings and sculpture depicting significant people and events in the nations history. The third floor allows access to the galleries from which visitors to the Capitol may watch the proceedings of the House and the Senate when Congress is in session. The rest of this floor is occupied by offices, committee rooms, and press galleries. The fourth floor and the basement/terrace level of the Capitol are occupied by offices, machinery rooms, workshops, and other support areas.
Bald Eagle-National Emblem Of TheUnited States Of America The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent. On the backs of the gold coins, the silver dollar, the half dollar and the quarter, we can see an eagle with outspread wings. On the Great Seal of the United States and in many places which are exponents of the nations authority we see the same emblem. The eagle represents freedom. Living as he does on the tops of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, he has unlimited freedom, whether with strong pinions he sweeps into the valleys below, or upward into the boundless spaces beyond. It is said the eagle was used as a national emblem because, at one of the first battles of the Revolution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on the heights and they flew from their nests and circled about over the heads of the fighting men, all the while giving vent to their raucous cries. "They are shrieking for Freedom," said the patriots. Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future. The Great Seal shows a wide-spread eagle, faced front, having on his breast a shield with thirteen perpendicular red and white stripes, surmounted by a blue field with the same number of stars. In his right talon the eagle holds an olive branch, in his left a bundle of thirteen arrows, and in his beak he carries a scroll inscribed with the motto: "E Pluribus Unum.“ The Eagle appears in the Seals of many of the States, on most of the gold and silver coinage, and is used a great deal for decorative patriotic purposes.