4. The United States of America (USA), usually
referred to as the United States (US),
or America is a country in North America. It is
made up of 50 states, a federal district, and
five territories. It is a superpower, and some argue
that currently the US is the only superpower in the
world. It has great influence over
world finance, trade, culture, military, politics,
6. The United States of America consists of 50
states, 5 territories and 1 district (Washington
D.C.). States can make laws about things inside
the state, but federal law is usually about things
dealing with more than one state or dealing with
other countries. In some areas, if the federal
government makes laws that say different things
from the state laws, people must follow the
federal law because the state law is not a law
any more. Each of these is like the federal
Constitution because they say how each state's
government is set up, but some also talk about
7. Each state has a constitution of its own,
different from the federal (national)
8. The United States is a federal republic.
The federal government of the United
States is set up by the Constitution. There
are three branches of government. They are
the executive branch, the legislative branch,
and the judicial branch. State governments
work much like the federal government.
12. The United States has a capitalist economy. The country
has rich mineral resources, with
many gold, coal and uranium deposits. Farming makes
the country among the top producers of, among
others, corn (maize), wheat, sugar and tobacco. America
produces cars, airplanes and electronics. About 3/4 of
Americans work in the service industry.
13. The American flag is made up of 50 stars on a blue background, and
has 13 stripes, seven red and six white. It is one of many symbols of
the United States like the Bald Eagle. The 50 stars represent the 50
states. The red stands for courage. The blue stands for justice. The
white represents peace and cleanness. The 13 stripes represent
the 13 original colonies.
19. The United States is the third biggest country in
the world. Only Russia and Canada are bigger.
20. The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain
ranges that stretch along the West Coast of North
America from Alaska south to Northern and
21. The Intermontane Plateaus of the Western United
States is composed of intermontane plateau and
22. • The Rocky Mountains, commonly known as
the Rockies, are a major mountain range in
western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch
more than 3,000 miles (4,800 km). Formed 80 million to
55 million years ago.
23. The Superior Upland is the province is a greatly
deformed structure and is composed primarily
of igneous and metamorphic crystalline rocks commonly
associated with a rugged landscape.
24. • The Interior Plains is a vast plain region that spreads
across the Laurentian craton of central North America.
25. The U.S. Interior Highlands is a mountainous region
spanning eastern Oklahoma, western and
northern Arkansas, southern Missouri, and the extreme
southeast corner of Kansas.
26. The Appalachian Mountains , are a system of
mountains in eastern North America. Thick Forests and
Cliffs are present.