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English Geography & Culture II: the introduction
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General Aspects (Geography & Culture)
The United States in the world
National symbols and identity
Rosario Vera Peñaloza
English Geography & Culture II 2017
Denomination of the country
United States of America
The USA in the world
borders of the
48 continental or contiguous
1 peninsula: Alaska
1 archipelago: Hawaii
10 important States
Mount Denali (McKinley) - 6.190 mts-
Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean
48 contiguous or continental states
1. California 6. Pennsylvania
2. Texas 7. Ohio
3. New York 8. New Yersey
4. Florida 9. Georgia
5. Illinois 10. North Carolina
The Government of the
United States of America
government by the people. A form of government in which the supreme power rests with the people and is used directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system
The system of fundamental principles according to which something is governed.
The fundamental law of the U.S. put into effect in 1789
a state in which the head of the government is not a monarch
and is usually an elected president.
President Donald Trunmp
Vicepresident Mike Pence
Symbols and National Identity
Specifically, the term "culture" in American anthropology
had two meanings:
the evolved human capacity to classify and represent
experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively
the distinct ways that people, who live differently,
classified and represented their experiences,
and acted creatively.
Symbol: a thing that is regarded as representing or standing for another
"What is culture?". Bodylanguagecards.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
The American Flag
Seal of the USA
the bold eagle
Diversity of ethnics and cultures
The American People
Others ethnic groups
Peninsula of Alaska
The Star Spangled-Banner
the science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants and the phenomena of the earth.
integrated system of learnt behaviour patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not a result of biological inheritance.
Statue of Liberty; photo by Andrew Anderson
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY COMPOSITION
Metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more
homogeneous, the different elements "melting together" into a harmonious whole with a common culture
Process by which a person or a group's language or culture
come to resemble those of another group.
integration of the many different culture s of United States
residents combine like a salad, more traditional notion of