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Transcript of USA
• part of North America
• bordered by the Atlantic ocean, the Pacific ocean, Mexico, Canada
• peninsula - Florida (Gulf of Mexico)
• rivers - the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Columbia, the Colorado
• lakes - Great lakes area, Salt lake
• mountains ranges - Cascade Range, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Sierra Nevada, Appalachian Mountains
• Great Plains (lowland)
• highest peak - Mount McKinley
(6194 m - Alaska)
• Death Valley (-86 m)
• native inhabitants - Indians, Eskimos
• 1492 - Columbus - "New World"
• 1664 - british colonization - 13 colonies (Union) -> USA
• 4.7. 1776 - Declaration of independence
• 1861-65 - Civil war - North x South
• 1867 - Russia sold Alaska
• 24.10. 1929 - Black Thursday
• 7.12. 1941 - Pearl Harbor
• 2nd half of 20. century - Cold war
• 20.7. 1969 - Apollo 11
• consits of 13 horizontal stripes (7 red, 6 white); in the top left corner is blue rectangle with 50 white five-pointed stars arranged in nine rows
• stripes represent 13 British colonies that declared independence of Great Britian and became first states in the Union
• last design is 55 years old - in
1960 was added Hawai
• capitol - Washington D.C.
• prezident - Barack Obama
• inhabitants - 320 061 700 (3rd in the world)
• area - 9 631 214 km2 (3rd in the world)
• currency - USD $
• no official language (English, Spanish, French, Hawaiian,....)
• divided into 50 states and 1 federal territory
• stars represent 50 states of USA
• the world's oldest surviving federation
• it is a constitutional republic and representative democracy
• federal government is composed of three branches:
1. legislative - Senate and House of Representatives
2. executive - prezident
3. judicial - Supreme Court
member of NAFTA, OSN
- FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
- CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
- NASA - National Aeronautic and Space Agency
• american football (NFL)
• baseball (MLB)
• basketball (NBA)
• ice hockey (NHL)
• soccer (MLS)
• tennis (US Open)
• golf (PGA, The Masters)
• cars racing (NASCAR)
• lacrosse, surfing,...
• there are 58 NP
• institution Nation Park Service
• 14 of them belongs to World Heritage Site UNESCO
• the biggest: Wrangell - St. Elias
• the smallest: Hot Springs
• the oldest: Yellowstone
• the most visited: Great Smoky
1. How many inhabitants does the USA have ?
2. Which language is official in USA ?
3. What the flag looks like ?
4. Which lakes does GLA consits of ?
5. Can you describe Death Valley ?
6. When did Columbus discover the USA ?
7. What was the Cold war about ?
8. Name of the oldest NP ?
9. Which faces are carved in Mount Rushmore ?
10. What can we find in Hollywood ?
Rainbow pool Morning Glory
Golden gate bridge
Luxor (on the Strip)