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USA - introduction

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The U.S. : Physical aspects – Political division - Regions
BROOKLYN BRIDGE
- the bridge over the East river in NYC that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn -1883- length of 486 mts -
selling the Brooklyin bridge to sb
means
tricking them in a/the deal

AREA of:
UK:245,000 km2
USA: 9.400.000 km2
ARGENTINA: 2.700.000 km2
POPULATION:
UK: 63 m
USA: 314 m
ARGENTINA: 40m
Mt. Mc Kinley 6,194 mts (Alaska)
coastal plains
flat -swampy
APPALACHIAN MTS
low unbroken mts
ROCKY MTS
Mt. WHITNEY 4480 mts - Sierra Nevada
Mississippi River
CLIMATE
The United States is affected by
a large variety of weather
related with natural disasters.
Deadly and destructive
hurricanes
occur almost every year along
the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricanes can also strike
Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.
The Great Plains, the Midwest and the southern United States have frequent severe
thunderstorms and tornado
outbreaks during spring and summer.
The southern tip of
Florida
is
tropical
.
Much of the
Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascade Range
are
alpine
.
Sierra Nevada
POLITICAL DIVISION
The United States is the
fourth
largest country in the world.
48 of the 50 states are in the
UNIFIED TERRITORY
& 2 out of it: ALASKA & HAWAII.
In 1959 - 48 states - Alaska & Hawaii (separate territories)
It’s
4800
kms
from the east coast to the west coast
and about
2400
kms
from the Canadian border on the north to the Mexican border on the south.
CAPITAL CITY: WASHINGTON DC (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA- FEDERAL DISTRICT)
POPULATION: 320.000.000
BORDERS: ATLANTIC OCEAN in the E; PACIFIC OCEAN in the W; CANADA in the N; MEXICO &GULF OF MEXICO in the south
INDEPENDENCE (1776) - historically there were only 13 states
the flag has
13 STRIPES
for the 13 BRITISH colonies
50 stars
for the
50 states

The lakes are very important because they're connected by rivers & waterways. They also have canals.
the
South
is warm - very hot summers & mild winters
from the middle territory upwards: extreme
the Great Lakes
: icy winters
the West
: temperate- influence of the sea
the Northwest
is characterized by rainfall
the Central area
: non extreme temperatures (agriculture is best developed)
the Southeast
- Peninsula of Florida - hurricanes from the Atlantic Ocean
the Northeast
is very cold
HISTORY:
Before the territory was a country, the land was inhabited by local people
(Indians
).
The Vikings
came & then
the Spanish
settled

In
1602

the English arrived & settled in a colony
(Jamestown-Vriginia)
but they abandoned the place after a few years.
In
1620
a group of people coming from England settled in Jamestown
(The Puritan Pilgrims- permanent settlement)
- they disagreed with the rules of the Church of England. Protestants- 16 & 17 C- many left England to settle in the US- simple way of life & religious discipline became an important influence on American culture.
They sailed in a ship called
The Mayflower
& settled in the
east coast.
They came as a community & gave birth to the SOCIETY in AMERICA with their
religious and farming practices.
American history started in New England (NORTHEAST REGION)

Before 1959 the stars were put horizontally, AFTER 1959 the stars were placed diagonally
48 STATES
tornadoes-twisters
línea divisoria de aguas
CONTINETAL DIVIDE
Continental Divide: (in North America) the line of summits of the Rocky Mountains, separating streams flowing toward the Gulf of California and the Pacific from those flowing toward the Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay, and the Arctic Ocean.
most densely populated ares- on the coasts
hurricane striking the coast of Florida
BORDERS
RIVERS
THE GREAT LAKES
CUENCA
steamboats of the Mississippi
alpine trees -woods
THE GREAT PLAINS-THE MIDWEST
THE GRAND CANYON
desert - Arizona
a storm with very fast winds & moves over water
a violent storm consisting of air that spins very quickly and causes a lot of damage
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