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All About America

By JSS 1 students.

Starting Question
What is your impression of America? What do you know about the American culture?

Brief History
In the mid 1700s, many British colonists in America were angry at King George III who was the ruler of the British colonies. He had imposed a number of taxes on them, demanding more and more money. The colonists felt that they were not being supported or hastened to by the British government.

King George III

Finally, the colonists had enough. In 1776, they wrote up a document that announced they were forming a new nation. They didnt want to be part of Great Britain anymore. This document was the declaration of Independence. It fueled a long and bloody war, the American Revolution (1775 1783). The document resulted in the birth of the United States of America.

The British Colonist

Past Presidents
George Washington (1789 1797) was the first president of United States. So far, the country has had 44 presidents with Barak Obama as the current one and first black president.

First black president


Barak Obama

National Flag and Anthem

Flag
Stars = the 50 States Stripes = the 13 colonies

Festivals
Academy Awards

Food Festival

Food festival in San Diego, Califonia

Dressing
The Red Indians

Dressing

Foods
The new Mexico Green Chile

The new york pizza

Cheese

Foods
Fried Chicken Salad

Pancake HamBurger

Graph

Tourist Attractions
Times Square

Tourist Attractions
Las Vegas strip

Tourist Attractions
The Statue of Liberty

Tourist Attractions
NATIONAL MALL AND MEMORIAL PARKS

Tourist Attractions
DISNEYLAND

Tourist Attractions
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco

Tourist Attractions
The Niagara Falls, New York

Popular Americans
Michael Jackson

Popular Americans
Mohammed Ali (The greatest)

Popular Americans
Abraham Lincoln

Famous Quotes
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!

Interesting State Facts


Nevada = Only State that has legalized prostitution Utah = has the largest population of Mormons
Brothels are heavily regulated Main church = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Hawaii = used to be its own country as a monarchy Texas = used to be part of Mexico Massachusetts = the only States that legalizes same-sex marriage Washington D.C. = the countries capital
Not a State but a district Mostly African Americans live there

New York City


The Statue of Liberty
Given by France after the American Revolution Represents freedom and democracy Torch: symbol of enlightenment Crown (25 windows): symbolizes gemstones and heavens rays shining over the world Crown spikes (7): seven seas and continents Tablet: a book of law Broken chains: freedom as movement forward against oppression and servitude

Personal Spaces
Intimate distance: about 18 inches (45.7 cm) apart
For family, pets and very close friends

Personal distance: about 4 to 5 feet (1.2 - 1.5 meters)


For friends and acquaintances Handshakes with strangers = at least 2 to 4 feet apart

Social distance: about 4 to 12 feet (1.2 - 3.7 meters)


For formal, business and other impersonal interactions such as meeting a client

Public Space: more than 12 feet (3.7 meters)

The American Dream


Land of opportunity (1) individual freedom of choice in life styles (2) equal access to economic abundance (3) the pursuit of shared objectives mutually advantageous to the individual and society

September 11, 2001


Do you remember what you were doing at this time? What was your first reaction when you heard about the news? What is your attitude now towards the United States?

Vocabularies
A Glance Academics Diversity Immigration Race Colony Legalize Brothel Regulate Population Mormon Monarchy District Revolution Represent

Enlightenment Gemstone Rays Continent Tablet Chain Movement Oppression Servitude Impersonal Abundance Objective Mutually Advantageous

Reference
Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_ the_United_States#_noteThe_Hidden_Dimension