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THE USA by Mind Map: THE USA

1. GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION

1.1. located in the Northen America

1.2. it's boarded by Canada in the north and Mexico in the south

1.3. it has a sea border with Russia

1.4. it is washed by the Pacific and Atlantic

1.5. Almost the entire west is occupied by the Cordillera mountain system.

2. SPORT AND GAMES

2.1. American football is the most popular sport in the United States.

2.2. Baseball has been declared the national sport of the United States since the end of the 19th century.

2.3. Basketball and hockey are the leading professional team sports in the country

2.4. In the USA passed 8 Olympic games

3. EDUCATION

3.1. The schools are divided by steps: primary, middle and senior

3.2. The institutions are divided on private and state schools

3.3. The higher education is itroduced by colleges and universities

4. NATURE AND CLIMATE

4.1. Since the country is located on a large territory, it represents almost all climatic zones.

4.2. The subsoil is rich in reserves of various natural resources, including black and brown coal, iron and manganese ore.

4.3. Tundra vegetation is widespread in northern Alaska.

4.4. The rivers that form deep canyons belong to the basins of water sources that flow into the Pacific Ocean.

5. HOLIDAYS

5.1. 4th Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day December 25th Christmas Christmas

5.2. 3rd Monday February Presidential Presidents' Day

5.3. Last Monday of May Memorial Day to Fallen

5.4. July 4th Independence Day 1st Monday of September Labor Day Labor Day 2nd Monday of October Columbus Day Columbus Day

6. MUSIC

6.1. Jazz was developed by musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, at the beginning of the 20th century.

6.2. The “country” language appeared in the 1920s, and the “rhythm-and-blues” appeared in the 1940s

6.3. Bob Dylan has become one of America's most famous songwriters.

6.4. American pop stars such as Presley, Michael Jackson and Madonna have become world famous; like modern performers such as Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Beyonce

7. CINEMA

7.1. Hollywood - the most important symbol of USA cinema.

7.2. The National Mall is a unique complex of monuments, museums, educational institutions and other historical places of America concentrated in one place.

7.3. The forms of the control are grade point average and tests

7.4. The most famous USA cartoon studios - Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar and DreamWorks Animation Studios

7.5. Currently there are numerous film studios. The most famous among them are: 20th Century Fox, Columbia pictures

8. MASS MEDIA

8.1. The four major US broadcasters are: National Broadcasting Company (NBC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Fox

8.2. Well-known national newspapers The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal

8.3. In addition, there are 1,460 US Public Radio stations.

8.4. Most of these stations are run by university and government officials, and are funded by public or private foundations.

9. PLACE OF THE INTEREST

9.1. Disney World - a world center of entertainment, located near Orlando, Florida in the two towns of Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake.

9.2. Between Los Angeles and San Francisco is a small town of San Simeon. He is known for the fact that in its vicinity is the famous manor built by Senator William Randolph Hearst.

9.3. The Empire State Building has always been a special building. Despite the fact that in New York there are more beautiful buildings, such as the Chrysler Building, and higher, all the same, the Empire State Building remains the king of America's skyscrapers.

10. MAIN CITIES

10.1. Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, San Antonio, San Diego, Las Vegas, Atlanta, New Orleans,

10.2. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia,

10.3. Washington is the capital of the country

11. POLITICAL SYSTEM

11.1. Form of government is a federal presidential republic

11.2. there is a senate

11.3. The country has a liberal democracy

11.4. The USA is an independent state. July 4, 1776 (from Great Britain) (recognized September 3, 1783)

12. KINDS OF INDUSTRY

12.1. It presents all existing industries, focused on the production of both mass and limited products.

12.2. According to the World Bank, in 2012 the United States, with a huge margin, ranked first in the world in the export of wheat

12.3. Exports petroleum products, automobiles, airplanes, helicopters, spare parts for cars, medicines.

12.4. USA industry has a high level of industrial and territorial concentration.

13. POPULATION AND LANDUAGE

13.1. The most popular languages are English, Fre3nch, Spanish

13.2. Dominant in all respects and regions (except the state of Hawaii) is currently Caucasoid

13.3. Only immigrant children born in the United States receive the full right to be called “Americans.”

13.4. USA Americans - a heterogeneous nation with a heterogeneous racial composition

14. CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

14.1. Smoking in a restaurant, pub and any wrong place is prohibited and threatens with a fine.

14.2. In the restaurant, it is not necessary to leave food on the table on the table - everything money is paid for will be carefully packed with you.

14.3. It is also not accepted to give someone a place in the transport, take off their shoes, entering the room and give gifts upon arrival.

14.4. It's difficult to get in the USA for usual tourist. The buisiness trips are permitted for short time

15. HISTORY

15.1. 1565 - The Spaniards founded the first European settlement in the territory of the modern United States - the city of St. Augustine.

15.2. December 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party - the beginning of the War of Independence of the United States.

15.3. 1789 - First US Presidential Election. The first president of the United States becomes George Washington, who received 100% of the electoral vote.

15.4. 1800 — Перенос столицы США из Филадельфии в Вашингтон.

15.5. 2001 - the beginning of the military operation in Afghanistan, continuing to the present.