Student: Heimy Carolina Girón García
July 13, 2010
This paper deals with the customs, history many important places to be found in the U.S., we can alsofind information on the independence of the United States which is held on 4 July.
The United States
The United States, USA, USA. UU. or North America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of fifty states and one federal district. Most of the country is located in central North America, where are his forty-eight contiguous states and Washington DC, the capital district, between thePacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, bordered by Canada to the east and west separated from Russia by the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the middle of the Pacific.
Indigenous peoples of Asian descent have inhabited what is now the continental United States for thousands ofyears. The Amerindian population was reduced by disease and war after the first contact with Europeans. America was founded by thirteen British colonies along the Atlantic coast. On July 4, 1776, issued the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed its right to self determination and the establishment of cooperative binding. The rebellious states defeated the British Empire in the War ofIndependence, the first colonial war of independence exitosa.7 The current United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic with a strong central government. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments guaranteeing many fundamental civil rights and freedoms, was ratified in 1791.
In thenineteenth century, the United States acquired territories of France, Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico and Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. In the 1860s, disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over states' rights and the abolition of slavery caused the Civil War. The North's victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of legalslavery. For the 1870s, the national economy was the largest in the mundo8 and Hispano-American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a military power. After the Second World War, emerged as the first country with nuclear weapons and a permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union left the UnitedStates as the sole superpower. The country accounts for two fifths of global military spending and economic strength, political and cultural leader in the world.
Religion has in principle, strong roots of the Anglican (Protestant Christian). However, the diversity of nations and ethnic groups living in the United States, this country practiced almost all world religions. He hasbeen the birthplace and place of development, including, new religions.
The most numerous are those belonging to the Protestant denominations which includes Baptists. Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, after Catholics. The Orthodox Church also has a large following. Among non-Christian religions that are practiced stand Judaism, Islam, Buddhist and Hindu.
* Major Cities
Thecapital is Washington, D. C. although the largest city is New York.
* Total Área.
The United States occupies a total area of 9,666,861 square kilometers.
* Geographical Features
By extension of territory, the United States has an enormous variety of topography, has a great diversity of mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and other landforms.
In general, solar...
Leer documento completo
Regístrate para leer el documento completo.