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1 The competition “Who will be the best”

2 What is the capital of the USA? Washington, D.C is the capital of the United States of America. It is situated on the East Coast. It was chosen by George Washington as a permanent site for a capital on December 1, 1800. Washington, D.C., doesn’t belong to any state. It’s a city and district - the District of Columbia. Don’t confuse with the State of Washington.

3 What river is the capital situated on?  The Potomac River.  The Potomac River. Washington is situated on the Potomac River. It was chosen by George Washington as the permanent site for their nation’s capital on December 1, 1800.

4 Who discovered America and when? Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus October, 1492 October, 1492

5 Why did the New World get name “America”? Columbus became the first explorer to reach the mainland of South America in 1498, but Amerigo Vespucci wrote a book in which he claimed to have gone there in 1497. That was not true, but people didn’t know for many years that Amerigo Vespucci was lying.

6 What ship did pilgrim fathers sale to America in? Mayflower What are the first English Settlers who came to America in 1620 called? The Pilgrim Fathers

7 What state is the largest in the USA? Alaska

8 How many states are there in America? 50

9 national flag consisting of white stars (50 since July 4, 1960) on a blue canton with a field of 13 alternating stripes, 7 red and 6 white. The 50 stars stand for the 50 states of the Union, and the 13 stripes stand for the original 13 states. The flag's width- to-length ratio is 10 to 19. How many stripes does the American flag have? How many stars are there on the American flag?

10 What is the name of the American flag? Stars and Stripes Who made the first American flag? Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy Ross) seamstress who, according to legend, fashioned the first flag of the United States.

11 What is the national emblem (symbol) of the USA? The Bald Eagle

12 Who is the head of state and government? President

13 What is the largest city in the USA ?  New York

14 What are the most popular sports in the USA?  Baseball, basketball, American football

15 What university is the oldest one in the USA? The Harvard university, 1636 ГАРВАРДСКИЙ УНИВЕРСИТЕТ, США, Кембридж, близ Бостона, основан в 1636 как колледж, носит имя Дж. Гарварда (с 1639), завещавшего капитал колледжу. Реорганизован в университет в 1-й четверти 19 в. В 1991 17 тыс. студентов.

16 Who was the first President of the USA? George Washington was the first person to be elected the President of the United States. He was born in Virginia. He grew up to a large farm. He went to school for about eight years. He especially liked to study mathematics. He also liked to study history and geography, because he wanted to know about other parts of the world. He led the American army in many battles during the War for American Independence.

17 Who presented the Statue of Liberty to the people of America? It was built in New York Harbor in 1886. It was a gift from the people of France.

18 When and whom was New York founded  It was founded in 1613 by Dutch settlers. It was bought by a Dutchman Peter Minuit. He paid to Indians for Manhattan Island 24 dollars and a barrel of rum.

19 When do Americans celebrate Independence Day? on the 4th of July the United States celebrate Independence Day. Because on 4 th of July their founding fathers declared that the United States would be free and independent from England.

20 What is the capital of Georgia? Atlanta is a capital (1868) of Georgia U.S. It lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just southeast of the Chattahoochee River. Atlanta is Georgia's largest city. It is the home town of some famous companies, such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Liners and CNN. Blue Ridge Chattahoochee River

21 Whose words are “ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King

22 What was the first name of New York ? The first name was New Amsterdam. It was renamed New York in 1626 by the English. The English took over the city and gave it another name after the Duke of York who was commander of the English Army.

23 The White House The White House is the place where the president of the USA lives and works. George Washington is the only president who didn’t live there. It is the official residence of the USA presidents. This is the oldest public building in Washigton.D.C. and has the most famous address in the US – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It is consists of 132 rooms.

24 “The Pencil” The Washington Monument is one of the city’s most impressive sights. It was built to the memory of the first President of the USA in1888. It is called “The Pencil”, because it is one of the tallest stone structure in the USA. This monument is over 555 feet tall and provides a panoramic view of Washington.D.C.

25 The United States Capitol The tallest building in Washington,D.C. and the most famous building in the USA, because this is where laws are made. The Capitol is surrounded by a beautiful garden with many trees and flowers.

26 The Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to Memorial Day May 30, 1922. It has 36 columns. Each column represents the state in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death. But the dominant feature of the building is the realistic figure of Lincoln. He became the 16 th President of the USA in 1861. Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the blacks in the South from slavery.

27 The Jefferson Memorial The declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. He was the third President of the United States. The Jefferson Memorial was built in honour of Thomas Jefferson. Inside is a 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson standing on a 6-foot pedestal.

28 The Statue of Liberty  The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of freedom in America. It is a bronze figure (almost 46 metre of a woman holding up a torch, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, which is a gift from the French government sent to America in 1884.

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