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Title: The United States of America (The USA)


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The United States of America(The USA)
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General information
  • The USA is a federation of fifty states. Forty
    eight are on the mainland and there is Alaska on
    the north west of Canada and the Hawaiian
    islands in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The capital city is Washington DC.

3
Geography of the USA
  • The United States of America, in central North
    America, is the fourth largest country in the
    world. It is 2,575 kilometres from north to south
    and 4,500 kilometres from east to west. Because
    the country is so big, every state has different
    laws and traditions and there are four different
    time zones.

4
  • The USA borders Canada in the north and
    Mexico in the south and it is a country of great
    scenic and climatic contrast. There is an artic
    climate in Alaska and a subtropical climate in
    Florida.

5
The stars and stripes
  • The flag of the United States of America is
    called The Stars and Stripes. The thirteen
    stripes represent the thirteen original colonies
    and the fifty stars the actual states. The
    colours of the flag are blue for justice, red for
    courage and white for innocence.

6
  • American English is the first language and
    the second language is Spanish. The American
    currency is the American Dollar.

7
The national anthem
  • The national anthem of the United States of
    America is the Star-splangged banner.
  • The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry", a
    poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old amateur
    poet Francis Scott key.

8
The Government of the United States of America
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The federal government of the United States of
America (USA) is made up of three parts. The
President, the Congress and the Supreme court.
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  • The President is the executive branch.
  • The President
  • cannot be younger than 35
  • must be a native born American
  • must be a resident of the USA for 14 years.
  • The President of the USA is Barack Obama. He was
    elected in 2009 and in 2013.

11
  • The Congress is the legislative branch.
  • One person cannot have too much power, so
    Congress must approve the Presidents decisions.
  • Congress makes laws and there are two parts to
    Congress
  • The House of Representatives where there are 435
    members elected for two years
  • The Senate with 100 members, two from each state,
    elected for 6 years.
  • There are two main political parties The
    Repubblican Party and the Democratic Party.

12
The Supreme court is the judical branch. It
consists of the Chief Justice of the United
States and eight Associate Justices, who are
nominated by the President. The Court meets in
Washington D.C. in the United States Supreme
Court Building.
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