A bit of geography The United States is a very big country located in North America. It´s got 50 states and a federal district, Washington DC, its capital city. It lies between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It´s bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. Over 312 million people live in the United States. It is the third largest country in the world.
The largest… mountain range: Rocky Mountains river system: Mississippi River lake system: The Great Lakes
Languages The most spoken language in the United States is English. The second language is Spanish.
President and currency The president of the US is Mr. Barack Obama. The currency is the dollar.
The flag The colours of the flag are red, white and blue. There are 50 stars to represent 50 states. The 13 stripes represent the first thirteen colonies.
The Statue of Liberty She was a gift from France. She stands in New York Harbour. She´s also known as Lady Liberty because she is a symbol of freedom and democracy. She represented hope and freedom to the immigrants who came here from other countries.
The Bald Eagle The bald eagle is the symbol of the USA because it symbolizes courage, strength, and freedom. The bald eagle can be seen in many places like the Presidents flag, and on a one dollar bill.
The Liberty Bell The liberty bell is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It rang when Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1846 a crack appeared.
Mount Rushmore Memorial in honour of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. It is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The White House It is the home of the President. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. George Washington is the only President who didnt live there. The Presidents Office is called the Oval Office.
Uncle Sam Congress adopted Uncle Sam as an official symbol in He is best known for his army recruiting posters, which said… »I want you!
The Washington Monument It was built as a memorial to the first President, George Washington. Its image is mirrored in the reflecting pond.
TRADITIONS Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Independence Day is is a federal holiday in the United States of America commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776