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VY_32_INOVACE_15 -02 BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE USA Population Symbols Political System VY_32_INOVACE_15 -02 BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE USA Population Symbols Political System

 Official name: The United States of America (the USA) Capital: Washington D. C. Official name: The United States of America (the USA) Capital: Washington D. C. Climate: Ø varied geographies varied temperatures: Ø Ø Ø hottest +57°C, coldest -63°C temperate, subtropical, arid, arctic natural hazards: Ø volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, mud slides, forest fires, freak storms

SYMBOLS National flag: ‘Old Glory’ (‘Satrs and Stripes’) smaller blue oblong with 50 white SYMBOLS National flag: ‘Old Glory’ (‘Satrs and Stripes’) smaller blue oblong with 50 white stars larger oblong with 6 white and 7 red stripes National ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Great anthem: Seal of the United States a bald eagle with his wings outstretched, 13 arrows, an olive branch

THE GREAT SEAL Autor: U. S. Government, Název: US-Great. Seal-Obverse. svg Zdroj: http: //en. THE GREAT SEAL Autor: U. S. Government, Název: US-Great. Seal-Obverse. svg Zdroj: http: //en. wikipedia. org/wiki/File: US-Great. Seal-Obverse. svg AMERICAN FLAG Autor: Neznámý, Název: Flag of the United States. svg Zdroj: http: //en. wikipedia. org/wiki/File: Flag_of_the_United_States. svg

POPULATION 312, 355, 000 inhabitants 80% living in towns the 3 rd most populous POPULATION 312, 355, 000 inhabitants 80% living in towns the 3 rd most populous state density: 30 inhabitants / km² 82% speak English, 10% Spanish diverse country: various ethnic groups: true Native Americans (Indians, Eskimos) less than 1% Caucasian = White 80% African – American 13% Hispanic Asian 4% Pacific Islanders

POLITICAL SYSTEM a federation of 50 states individual states and federal government = power POLITICAL SYSTEM a federation of 50 states individual states and federal government = power Executive power: The President – The White House Executive Office Legislative power: 2 houses of Congress – The Capitol The Senate The House of Representatives Judiciary power: The Supreme Court, all federal courts

THE WHITE HOUSE Autor: Susan Sterner, Název: South. Portico. Christmas. jpg Zdroj: http: //commons. THE WHITE HOUSE Autor: Susan Sterner, Název: South. Portico. Christmas. jpg Zdroj: http: //commons. wikimedia. org/wiki/File: South. Portico. Christmas. jpg

EXECUTIVE POWER The President: wider powers elected for 4 years head of: state, government, EXECUTIVE POWER The President: wider powers elected for 4 years head of: state, government, commander – in – chief of the US Armed Forces appoints federal judges, ministers, ambassadors, consuls veto laws passed by Congress Executive Office: President`s personal staff 14 cabinet departments + employees

POLITICAL PARTIES The Democratic Party supports social liberals, democrats progressivism blue colour ‘Kicking Donkey’ POLITICAL PARTIES The Democratic Party supports social liberals, democrats progressivism blue colour ‘Kicking Donkey’ Barack Obama The Republican Party: supports Amer. conservatism red colour elephant George W. Bush

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. Autor DUM: Mgr. Darina Sikorová THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. Autor DUM: Mgr. Darina Sikorová