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English Geography & Culture II: the introduction

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Transcript of English Geography & Culture II: the introduction

General Aspects
Position in the world
the States
Government
Symbols
Population
Contents
English Geography & Culture II the introduction
The United States of America
America
The USA
USA
The States
General Aspects: the names
The USA in the world
The geographical borders of the United States

48 continental or contiguous
1 peninsula: Alaska
1 archipelago: Hawaii
10 most important States
Mount McKinley
Alaska
Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean
Hawaii
48 contiguous or continental states
1. California (Sacramento)
2.Texas (Austin)
3.New York (Albany)
4. Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg)
5.Washington (Olympia)
6. Florida (Tallahassee)
7.District of Columbia (DC)
8.Illinois (Springfield)
9.Massachusetts (Boston)

The Government
of the
United States
Federal:
(of a government or group of states) joined together, usually for national and external affairs only
(Cambridge online dictionary)
-REPUBLIC

-FEDERAL
- CONSTITUTIONAL
Constitutional
Relating to an established set of
principles governing a state
(CONSTITUTION: highest law of the country)
Republic
(a country with) a form of government in which there is no king or queen, the power of government, law-making etc being given to one or more elected representatives (eg a president, members of a parliament etc)
(Cambridge Online Dictionary)
President Barack Obama
Vicepresident Joe Biden
Symbols and National Identity
Specifically, the term "culture" in American anthropology had two meanings:

a.
the evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively and creatively;
b.
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
National Bird:
the bold eagle
Diversity of ethnics and cultures
The American People
Latin Americans 15%
Asians
- MOSAIC
- MELTING POT
- SALAD BOWL
Whites 72%
American Indians
Black African american 12%
Native Hawaiians
Others 1%
10. Michigan (Lansing)
Peninsula of Alaska
(Oxford online dictionary)
Credits
Images
Video
software
National Anthem
The Star Spangled-Banner
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