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The USA The Origin of «America» The American Flag The Americans The National Motto Climate Washington-the capital of the USA The symbols Contents
The United States of America-the richest and one of the biggest countries in the world.
After the first voyage of Columbus in 1492 it was called the «New World». In 1497 Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian merchant and adventurer, wrote a book in which he climed to have gone to the New World. This was not true, but people did not know that A. Vespucci was lying.
The American Flag The thirteen-star, thirteen-stripe national flag of the USA was adopted on June 14, 1777. There was one star and one stripe for every state. Now there are 50 stars on the American Flag, one of each state. The 13 stripes represent the original thirteen states.
«In God We Trust» first appeared on US coins after April 22, 1864, when it was written on a 2-cent piece. The National Motto On July 30, 1956 it become the national motto. There after, Congress extended its use to other coins.
The Americans There are 50 states in the USA (including Hawaii and Alaska), and over 200 million people live in them. Who are the Americans? Where did they come from? The American Indians were the first people to live in the vast land.
Climate There is no «American climate» or «American countryside». Every part of the country is different, from Alaska in the north, covered with snow and ice, to tropical Florida in the South.
Washington The city of Washington was designed in the late eighteenth century. It is co-extensive with the District of Columbia-a special place for government. The region was called the District of Columbia, after Christopher Columbus and the capital was called Washington, after George Washington.
1). The Statue of Liberty, the symbol of American‘s freedom, was desighed by Gustave Eiffel, builder of France’s Eiffel Tower. 2). The White House, the official residence of the President. It has 6 floors. 3).The Cowboy – the most misinterpreted Hero. 4). Skyscrapers – the American solution – the most revolutionary development in nineteenth century architecture. 5). Coca – cola – the best known soft drink. !!! Think of anything that can be called «a symbol of America».