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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 in the new country. Gradually, as new states were added to the Union, a new star was added to the national flag. There are now 50 stars on the American flag, one for each state. The 13 stripes represent the original 13 states.
The national anthem of the USA is “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The words are written by Francis Scott Key during the Anglo-American war of 1812-1814 and set on a music of an old song. Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
George Washington was the first President of the USA. He led the American army in many battles during the war for American Independence. The monument was built in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet and provides a panoramic view of Washington, D.C.
The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. He was the third President of the United States. The Jefferson Memorial was built in Washington in his honor. Inside the memorial there is a 19-foot statue of T. Jefferson standing on a 6-foot pedestal.
The Lincoln Memorial was built in honor of Abraham Lincoln. He became the 16-th President of the USA in1861. Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the blacks in the South from slavery. Inside the memorial there is a huge statue of the former president.
Washington D. C., does not belong to a state. It’s the city and district - the district of Columbia (D.C.). It is located on the East Coast. It was chosen by George Washington for a capital city on December 1, 1800.
It is the beautiful home of every President of the USA. This is the oldest public building in Washington, D.C.. It has the most famous address in the United States – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It consists of 132 rooms. It is opened for tours.
It is 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. The daily tours are available.
The majestic building is the Supreme Court. This is where the laws are interpreted by the highest judges in the USA.
It is located in Washington, D.C. too. It is the largest national library in the world. It takes 340 miles of shelves to hold all of the books.
1.Who discovered America? A) Christopher Columbus B) George Washington C)the pilgrims 2. Who was the first president of the USA? A) Abraham Lincoln B) George Washington C) Franklin Roosevelt 3. What is the national symbol of America? A) the rose B) the bald eagle C) the shamrock 4.What is the USA capital? A) New York City B) Los Angeles C) Washington D.C.
5.Where is the Statue of Liberty? A) New York B) Massachusetts C) California 6. The American flag has: A) thirteen stripes B) thirty stripes C) fifty stripes 7. Where is the tallest building (sky-scraper) in the world? A) New York City B) Chicago C) San Francisco 8. When do Americans celebrate Independence Day? A) July 4 B) December 25 C) February 14
9.What is the National sport in America? A) football B) soccer C) baseball 10) Who was the first man on the Moon? A) Yury Gagarin B) John Glenn C) Neil Armstrong
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