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Presentation: USA

Washington D.C., NYC, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Danny Engels

on 28 January 2015

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The United States of America
Washington D.C.
New York City
Los Angeles
San Francisco
United States Capitol
Officially called "
the District of Columbia

Capital of the United States

Founded on July 16, 1790

Population: ~650.000

5.4 million people in the Metropolitan area of D.C.
The White House
Washington Monument
The Pentagon
“All roads lead to the Capitol”
Interesting Facts
Washington, DC is not a city or state, nor is it part of any other state. It is a unique "federal district," created specifically to be the seat of government.
According to Wikipedia, in 2008, federal government jobs made up 27% of the jobs in Washington, D.C.
Washington takes its name from the first president, George Washington.
Christopher Columbus
discovered America in

Fourth of July 1776
(Independence Day) is the
of the United States

Nowadays, it's the
world's third-largest country
by total area (Russia & Canada)
and by population (China & India)

No official language
is the de facto language of American government.
28 of
50 states
have made English an official language.
Other official languages include
(Maine & Louisiana)
(New Mexico)

United States Dollar ($, USD)
Barack Obama

Also called "
the Big Apple

Largest city
of the United States

Founded in 1624 as
New Amsterdam

Population of 8.405.837 (2013)

Served as capital of the U.S. from 1785 until 1790
The Statue of Liberty
Times Square
Interesting Facts
New York's nickname "The Big Apple" was a mystery for a long time.

- First mentioned in 1909
(Book: The Wayfarer in New York)
Big Apple as a metaphor for a greedy city

- Popularized by John J. Fitz Gerald in reference to horse-racing in New York in the 1920s

New York City isn't the capital of the state New York. It's Albany!
5th Avenue in NYC is the most expensive shopping street worldwide
... is the capital and largest city of Massachusetts in the United States

... was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England
The land was called “Trimountaine“ by the first European settlers, because of their “three mountains“
Boston was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the....
Some of the most famous universities in the US call the Boston area their home
Harvard University, founded in 1636
Motto: Truth
The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), founded in 1861
Motto: Mind and Hand
Boston University, founded in 1839
Motto: Learning, Virtue, Piety
Brandeis University, founded in 1948
Motto: Truth even unto its innermost parts
- Chicago is also known as 'The Windy City'
- Third most populous city in the US

- Population of 2,714,856 people (2011)
- 9,745,434 people in the Metropolitan area of Chiago

- State : Illinois
- founded on 12th August 1833

The Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770
The Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773
The Siege of Boston in the years 1775-1776
The Battle of Bunker Hill during the Siege on June 17, 1775
Notable Places
The Old State House (Museum of the Boston Massacre)
Symphony Hall (Home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra)
The Massachusetts State House (Seat of the Massachusetts State Gouverment)
Boston Common (Park near the Financial District)
Top Sights

- Willis Tower Skydeck

- Buckingham Fountain
- second-most populous city in the US after New York &
the most-populous city of California

- was founded on September 4, 1781

- In the 1910s, motion-picture
companies began to build up their
production near or in LA.

- is the home of Hollywood
(district, not an independent city!)
... is the home of the entertainment industry.

The name was coined by H.J. Whitley, the “Father of Hollywood“.

The sign of Hollywood originally showed the full name

David Wark Griffith
was the first who had make a film there,
it's called “In Old California“
(short film)
Willis Tower Skydeck

- 443 meters high
- 8th tallest building in the USA
- highest observation deck in America
- cost of the building was in excess of $150 million
- took 3 years to build (2000 workers)
- on a clear day, you can see four states
- ~ 1,5 million tourists visit the Skydeck each year
- 103 floors
Nestor Film Company was the first studio in Hollywood and was established in October 1911
...it followed companies like...
& in the 20s Hollywood was the fifth largest industry in the nation
Notable Places
Dolby Theatre
- formerly known as Kodak Theatre
- Host of the annual Academy Awards
- the oldest & one of the most prominent
award ceremonies
Walk of Fame
established in 1958, is 18 blocks long on both sides
of the Hollywood Boulevard.
- 2,515 stars (December 2013)
Buckingham Fountain

Latest one is Paul Mazursky's star
5 categories are present:
- landmark in the center of Grant Park
- one of the largest fountains in the world
- fountain represents the Lake Michigan
- oporates from April to October, with regular water shows and evening color-lights shows
- during winter,the fountain is decorated with festival lights
- the water show lasts 20 minutes and happens every hour
(from 8am until 11pm)

Thank you for your attention!
Katharina Rehbach, Jordi Benchalal, Danny Engels
BBS GuT Trier, BOS2b, English (Mrs. Vogel Lamberty)
October 16th 2014
- fourth most populous city in California, after
Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose
- second most densely populated major city in the US
- largest city on the West Coast due to The California Gold Rush
- famous for Golden Gate Bridge
- officially the City and Country
of San Francisco
- also known as The City by the Bay
- was founded on 29th june 1776
- State : California
Golden Gate Bridge

- 2.7 km long
- 227 meters high
- 120,000 vehicles are passing the bridge daily
- second most suicide bridge in the world
(total count of 46 in 2013, with an additional 118 attempts prevented)
- Construction time : January 5, 1933 until April 19, 1937 -> bridge opened the 27th May 1937
Alcatraz Island
- located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco

- was a military prison
- nowadays it's a tourist attraction
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