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The United States Of America CJ-Social Studies-Jan12 2
The United States is a Federation,partially self-governing states unitedby a central federal government .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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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