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the usa basic facts

THE USA – basic facts

location

capital

population

area

currency

systemofgovernment

the united states of america
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Zdroj: [cit2014-05-05]. Dostupný pod licencí: CreativeCommons

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/US_state_abbrev_map.png

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Officialname

The United Statesof America

  • Location
    • North America
    • Neighbouringcountries: Canada(in thenorth), Mexico (in thesouth)
    • Oceans: TheAtlanticOcean (in theeast), ThePacificOcean (in thewest)
  • Population
    • 318 million
    • density: 34. 2 sq km
  • Area
    • Approx. 9. 827 millionsq km
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The USA – thefederalstateconsistingof 50 states and a federaldistrict

    • Inlandstates: 48 + Washington, D.C. Separate: 2 – Alaska (extremenorth), Hawaii (anarchipelago in themid-Pacific)
  • Capital
    • Washington, D. C.
  • Currency
    • United StatesDollar
  • Nationallanguage
    • English
symbols of the country
SYMBOLS OF THE COUNTRY
  • Thenational flag
    • isknown as Stars and Stripes
    • Consistsof :13 horizontalred and whitestripes (representing 13 formercolonies) 50 white, five-pointedstars (representing 50 states) on blue background
  • Thenational anthem
    • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Sealofthe United States
  • Thenationabird
    • BaldEagle
  • Thenationalmottos
    • In Godwe Trust
    • E PluribusUnum(Oneoutof many)
the national flag of the usa
Thenational flag ofthe USA

Zdroj: [cit2014-05-05]. Dostupný pod licencí: CreativeCommons

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/800px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png

the system of government
Thesystemofgovernment
  • Thesystemoffederalgovernmentiscomposedofthreebranches:

1 Legislative

    • TwohousesofCongress – the House ofRepresentatives (435 members - Congressmen), theSenate (100 Senators)

2 Executive

    • the President – theheadofthe country, four-year term
    • theExecutiveoffice

3 Judical

    • theSupremecourt
    • allotherfederalcourts
  • Twomainpoliticalparties
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
the capitol washington d c
TheCapitol, Washington, D.C.

Zdroj: [cit2014-05-05]. Dostupný pod licencí: Creative Commons

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/US_Capitol_west_side.JPG/800px-US_Capitol_west_side.JPG

questions
QUESTIONS

1How many state do The United Statesof America conssistof?

2 What do thestripes on theAmerican flag represent?

3 What are 2 chambresofCongress?

4 Whichstate do the USA border on in thesouth?

a) Mexico

b) Panama

answer key
ANSWER KEY

1 50

2 13 formercolonialstates

3 TheSenate and the House ofRepresentatives

4 a)

sources
SOURCES
  • EL-HMOUDOVÁ, Dagmar. Angličtina - Maturitní témata. Český Těšín: Petra Velanová, Třebíč, 2006, ISBN 9788086873046.
  • CHUDÝ, Tomáš ; CHUDÁ, Jana. Some Basic Facts (abouttheEnglishspeakingcountries). 1.vydání. Havlíčkův Brod: FRAGMENT, 1995, ISBN 80-85768-96-8
  • Wikipedie [online]. 2014, [cit. 2014-05-05]. Dostupnéz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
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