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United States Facts
- Population: 324 million people.
- Capital: Washington, D.C.
- Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic.
- President: Donald Trump (as of 2017).
- Americans hold 33.2% of the world’s total wealth.
- The United States has the world’s largest economy.
- The United States ranks highly on measures of human development and average wage.
- They are the world’s foremost economic and military power.
- The United States has been a leader in scientific research, a technological superpower, and a strong military presence.
- The United States are known as the U.S, the United States of America, the U.S.A, and, simply, America.
History of the United States
- The first peoples to migrate to the U.S were from Siberia at least 15,000 years ago, although current research is constantly suggesting that arrival was much earlier than this.
- From 800 AD onwards Native American peoples lived in tribes across the United States.
- After Christopher Columbus made his voyage to the Americas in 1492, other Spanish conquerors (or “conquistadors”) made their way over to colonize.
- Settlement of the eastern coast began in 1607 at Jamestown, which was a settlement in the colony of Virginia, followed by the Pilgrims settlements in 1620.
- Industry and farming began to grow at a rapid rate in the decades that followed. These included tobacco and wheat crops as well as fishing and fur extraction.
- By the turn of the 18th century, a large-scale slave trade was underway.
- By 1776, the colonies in America had enough of Great Britain’s unfair administration of the country, so they decided to fight for their independence.
- A vote for independence happened on July 2, 1776, called the Lee Resolution, and on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies were independent states and were no longer aligned with Great Britain.
- The United States began expanding shortly after their independence.
Geography and Culture of the United States
- There are 50 states that make up the U.S. The country is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Canada borders the north and Mexico borders the south.
- The landscape in the U.S varies, from tropical land in places like Florida, dry, vast and barren lands in the west, and dense wilderness areas in the north.
- The Grand Canyon, the Great Lakes, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, the Rocky Mountains, and the Mississippi River are all places of geographical interest, and are home to a variety of animals such as bison, black bears, moose, jaguars, coyotes, the bald eagle, and many more.
- The population of the U.S is diverse and multicultural. It is divided into 6 regions: New England, the mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the West, the South, and the Southwest.
- There is no official language of the U.S, but the most commonly spoken languages are English and Spanish.
- Classic American cultural symbols include the hot dog, cowboy hats, hamburgers, apple pie, Hollywood, the NFL, baseball, Broadway, guns, and freedom.
Government of the United States
- There are 3 branches of government:
– Legislative (made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives)
– Executive (The President)
– Judicial (The Supreme Court)
United States Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use United States Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about the beautiful United States of America. Did you know? There is no official language of the U.S, but the most commonly spoken languages are English and Spanish. Find out more interesting facts through these fun and exciting worksheets.
Download includes the following worksheets
- United States Facts.
- The Star-Spangled Banner.
- Expansion of the United States.
- The Branches of Government.
- United States Wordsearch.
- Founding Fathers.
- True or False?
- East Coast vs West Coast.
- Declaration of Independence .
- United States Crossword.
- Famous Americans.
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