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USA - introduction
Transcript of USA - introduction
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 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 km from the east coast to the west coast and about 2400 km 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
the North west
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 (Indians). The Vikings came & then the Spanish settled.
In 1602 the English arrived & settled in a colony (Jamestown) but they abandoned the place after a few years.
In 1620 a group of people coming from England settled in Jamestown (The Puritan Pilgrims) - they disagreed with the rules of the Church.
They sailed in a ship called The Mayflower & settled in the east coast.
They landed in Plymouth (New England 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.
Before 1959 the stars were put horizontally, before that 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