USA BASIC DATA NEW YORK AMERICANS CALIFORNIA RELIGIONS LOS ANGELES MUSIC HOLLYWOOD SPORTS DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARKS RHODE ISLAND NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA Basic data
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NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA
Capitol the tallest building in Washington
By 1500 America was occupied
by developed nations with long traditions,
the original Americans.
Slave auction Slave
„Civilization“ the people of Cuba
One of the first permanent settlements in what became the North American colonies was founded by English Puritans, Calvinists who had been outsiders in their homeland, where the Church of England was established. So Protestants were the dominant religion in the early days. Today America is one of the most diverse religious societies in the world.
In 2005 Protestants of all denominations numbered more than 100 million; Catholics, 67 million; and Jews, 6 million. The Islamic faith also has about 6 million U.S. adherents, many of whom are African-American converts. It is estimated that the number of mosques in the United States -- today, about 2,000 -- has more than doubled in the last 15 years. Buddhism and Hinduism are growing with the arrival of immigrants from countries where these are the majority religions.
Modern pop music was born in the USA when two different kinds of music came together. The first kind was the music of Africa which was brought to the USA by black slaves. The second kind was taken to the USA by white settlers from Britain and Irelanad. Rhythm was the most important thing in black music, while white songs had a strong melody.
In the 1950s Elvis Presley brought to world Rock and Roll.
In the 1960s, rock music was developed in several different directions by British bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, and by American stars like Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.
In the 1970s produced glamour rock (bands like Queen, disco) and born Heavy metal bands like Metallica, Black Sabath (characteristic loud music).
In the 1980s American dance music was fashion with hip hop, house, garage music.
In the 1990s popular band are Oasis, Nirvana, Spice girls and Backstreet boys.
Then most people listening rap, which came from black people.
The music, which originally sprang from a conglomeration of the most variet European cultural influences set by a coluorful mixture of imigrants nationalities and then a new element, the folklore of the African blacks.
Its first sprouts are spirituals ( working songs of the plantatious labourers) and gospels (spiritual songs of the blacks, allready Christian. Both kinds of music have a biblical content, originally expressing discontent with the standing of the black man in his new home.
At the top of the 1930’s swing was a popular form of jay played by the bands of Glen Miller, Woody Hermann, Benny Goodman. The black musicians Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.
Sports are very important for American people. They are part of the culture. More people go in for sports in the USA than in Europe. The Americans prefer different sports to the Europeans.
American football is not what we call „football“ here in Europe. The Americans call Europan football „soccer“. This is popular TV sport, very many people watch it. But there are just 16 games per year in the National Football League witch is the major professional American football league. It is a similar sport to rugby. American football is a fast, exciting game.
Baseball is called the national sport. There are many teams that play almost every day from April to October. Baseball is quite an old sport.
Basketball was invented in Massachusetts so it is truly an „American“ sport. The NBA is one of the major professional sports leagues in North America. The 30 teams start playing in April. It is the most popular team sport. Basketball is a very fast sport. Tall players are often better than small players.
The national park system was created by President Theodor Roossevelt and Congres in 1872.
Two famous national parks located in California are Yosemite with its waterfalls and Yellowstone, the oldest and best known of the United States.
Mirror Lake Bride´s veil
Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States near Spingdale, Utah. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, this unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity.
by Konopka and Medvec
New York is the biggest city in the USA. Is situated in the East coast by the Atlantic ocean. There live 7 million people, but the whole metropolitan area is counted 17 million people. New York is the biggest city of Czech imigrants, too.
There‘re some photos from Sacramento. That‘s capital city of California.
There‘re some photos from Los Angeles. This city is very big and popular.
L.A. is main town in California.
Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities in the world.
One of the nice things about Southern California
is the fact that a person can go surfing in the morning
and skiing that same afternoon.
1. Alcatraz Island2. Cabrillo National Monument3. California National Historic Trail4. Channel Islands National Park5. Death Valley National Park6. Devils Postpile National Monument7. Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site8. Fort Point National Historic Site9. Golden Gate National Recreation Area10. John Muir National Historic Site11. Joshua Tree National Park12. Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail13. Lassen Volcanic National Park14. Lava Beds National Monument15. Manzanar National Historic Site16. Mojave National Preserve17. Muir Woods National Monument18. Pinnacles National Monument19. Point Reyes National Seashore20. Pony Express National Historic Trail21. Presidio of San Francisco22. Redwood National and State Parks23. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park24. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area25. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park26. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area27. Yosemite National Park
Walk of Fame
Excelent working conditions, beautiful weather all the year and fascinating scenery brought the American film industry to this part of country.
Hollywood Hotel, 1905
Nestor Studios, Hollywood's first movie studio, 1913
Glen-Holly Hotel, first hotel in Hollywood, at the corner of what is now Yucca St. and Ivar Ave.; 1890.
Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie
studios and stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used as a metonym for
the American film and television industry. Today much of the movie
industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as Burbank and the
Westside, but significant ancillary industries (such as editing, effects,
props, post-production, and lighting companies) remain in Hollywood.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighly, Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen, Steve Martin, George Clooney, Michelle Pfeifer, Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson
G.K. Gilbert, a geologist who worked in the area in the 1870s. Rain rarely gets past the guardian mountains, but the little rain that does fall is the life force of the wildflowers that transform the desert into a vast garden.
Others have leaves and stems that allow very little evaporation and loss of life giving water.
Included within the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve, Death Valley is an active world of contrasts and extremes. It is much more than its name.
By Antl and Knor
The smallest state in USA and its nickname is The Ocean State. It’s on area 3 140 km2. The highest place’s Jerimoth Hill with 812 metres and the lowest place’s Sea Level in Atlantic Ocean.
It has got two symbols.
First symbol‘s Violet.
Second symbol’s Red Maple
By Katka Stárková
It is a wild country.
It is surrounded by the land once ruled by Sioux Indians.There is a statue of the most famous Indian chief of all times – Sitting Bull.
Year 1984-sioux leader with his daugther
Year 1984-three sioux fighters
The capital of the North Dakota state is Bismarck.Bisons and Indians, once so numerous in North Dakota, are part of the past already. For the bisons they built a 3-meter-high statue, for the Indians museums.