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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


The usa basic facts

  • 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


The usa basic facts

  • 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