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  1. 1. CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 1
  2. 2. The United States Of America CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 2
  3. 3. The United States is aFederation, partially self-governingstates united by a central federalgovernment .It is also a Constitutional Republic.It avoids the threat of rulingmajorities and protects minority groups.It is also a Representative Democracy,which combines a- presidential system and a- parliamentary system CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 3
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  5. 5. The 44th President of theUnited States of Americais Mr. BarackObama.The Vice President is Joe BidenThe First Lady isMrs. Michelle Obama CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 5
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  7. 7. Derived from it’s history the United States isa home to many different groups of people from various heritages:- Indian and Alaskan Natives- Europeans (Dutch, English, Germans, Italians )- Africans- Asians- Hispanics/Latinos CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 7
  8. 8. As in many other western countries the population in the United States is split into different groups:- Upper Class- Upper Middle Class- Lower Middle Class- Working Class- Lower Class CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 8
  9. 9. Everywhere in the world the United States of America Is known as a country - with equal rights to anyone - that offers unlimited opportunities- and allows you to live your dreams. CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 9
  10. 10. The culture of the United States is a Western Culturewhich is influenced by many other cultures.Today the United States has it’s ethnically and raciallyown unique social and cultural characteristics.Dialect, Arts, CuisineMusic, Social Habits, Folklore CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 10
  11. 11. The main factors of a high Life Standard are- A good Education- Literature- Society and Culture- Good Housing- Vacations and Public Holidays- Good Health Care- Telecommunication/ Media CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 11
  12. 12. Therearemany different Religions to befound in the United States of America. Thestrongestgroupare Christians.Christian: (80.2%:- Protestant (51.3%)- Roman Catholic (23.9%)Mormon (1.7%)Other Christian (1.6%)Jewish (1.7%)Buddhist (0.7%)Muslim (0.6%)Other/Unspecified (2.5%)Unaffiliated (12.1%)None (4%) CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 12
  13. 13. Themainlanguage in the United Statesis English. The second strongeslanguageisspanish.Native languagestatisticsforThe United States:English (82.1%)Spanish (10.7%)Other Indo-European languages (3.8%)Other Asian or Pacific Islander languages (2.7%)Other languages (0.7%) CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 13
  14. 14. The United States of America is among the leading nations ofSpace technology. One of the most important programs was theApollo Space Mission to the Moon.The US is also a leader inTelecommunications and equipment.Steve Jobs invented the iPhone, whichcombines the features of a telephone and a computer . CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 14
  15. 15. Many farms all over the United States make sure that all the products are available for a stable food supply.There are farms specialized on meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Most of our nutritions come from the US,Some exotic products are imported. CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 15