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  1. 1. Alaska Laura Santiago Vel ázquez
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Next to Canada and Northwest of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>It became a state of the United States of America on January 3, 1959 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>Capital: Juneau </li></ul><ul><li>Language: English, Spanish, Alaskan Indigenous, and Russian, it does not have an official language. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Climate <ul><li>It has extremely weathers. </li></ul><ul><li>The summers can reach to 30° C </li></ul><ul><li>Winter can reach under -52° C. </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming is affecting Alaska more than any other place on the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>The streets which are on the permafrost </li></ul><ul><li>(on ice) is melting rapidly. </li></ul>aurora boreal
  5. 5. Government <ul><li>Alaska is divided in boroughs. </li></ul><ul><li>It has sixteen organized boroughs. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Alaska is not divided and it is called unorganized boroughs. </li></ul><ul><li>The unorganized boroughs are used for the public and for education. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest city of Alaska is Anchorage. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Purchase <ul><li>THE PURCHASE Secretary of State William H. Seward arranged for the United States to purchase Alaska from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars, or 2 cents per acre.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Symbols <ul><li>GEM   Alaska’s state gem is jade. Alaska has large deposits of the gem, including an entire mountain of jade on the Seward Peninsula. </li></ul>                                                           
  8. 8. Culture <ul><li>There are many public schools and universities. </li></ul><ul><li>The state also has many historical museums. </li></ul><ul><li>Many festivals and theaters are celebrated by the Humanity Counsel of Alaska . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cry of the Wild Man, Russian origin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Indian-Eskimo Olympics, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog sleigh races. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Places to Visit <ul><li>The Alaska Panhandle is the most populated area of the state of Alaska, which, as a whole, is the most sparsely-populated state in the U.S., with about just 665,000 residents. Of those, approximately 73,000 live in the Panhandle. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Economy <ul><li>Agriculture: Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, livestock. </li></ul><ul><li>Industry: Petroleum and natural gas, gold and other mining, food processing, lumber and wood products, tourism. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Alaska is a beautiful state with lots of interesting places. (National Park of Denali and Mount McKinley) </li></ul><ul><li>We should help prevent it from being destroyed with the global warming effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your share and prevent contamination! </li></ul>
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