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USA - introduction
Transcript of USA - introduction
- the bridge over the East river in NYC that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn -1883- length of 486 mts -
selling the Brooklyin bridge to sb
tricking them in a/the deal
USA: 9.400.000 km2
ARGENTINA: 2.700.000 km2
UK: 63 m
USA: 314 m
Mt. Mc Kinley 6,194 mts (Alaska)
low unbroken mts
Mt. WHITNEY 4480 mts - Sierra Nevada
The United States is affected by
a large variety of weather
related with natural disasters.
Deadly and destructive
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
Much of the
Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascade Range
The United States is the
largest country in the world.
48 of the 50 states are in the
& 2 out of it: ALASKA & HAWAII.
In 1959 - 48 states - Alaska & Hawaii (separate territories)
from the east coast to the west coast
from the Canadian border on the north to the Mexican border on the south.
CAPITAL CITY: WASHINGTON DC (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA- FEDERAL DISTRICT)
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
for the 13 BRITISH colonies
The lakes are very important because they're connected by rivers & waterways. They also have canals.
is warm - very hot summers & mild winters
from the middle territory upwards: extreme
the Great Lakes
: icy winters
: temperate- influence of the sea
is characterized by rainfall
the Central area
: non extreme temperatures (agriculture is best developed)
- Peninsula of Florida - hurricanes from the Atlantic Ocean
is very cold
Before the territory was a country, the land was inhabited by local people
came & then
the English arrived & settled in a colony
but they abandoned the place after a few years.
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
& settled in the
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
línea divisoria de aguas
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
THE GREAT LAKES
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