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The United States of America
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There are mountains and deserts, old churches and moon rockets, homes with no electric lights and homes with 3 cars.
The most densely populated are the north - eastern states of New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. This region include some of the greatest cities and industrial centers. This region is rich in raw materials. The most important products are coal, oil, natural gas, iron, steel and glass.
The northern region is called New England. It is the region where some of the first colonist settled. Some of the most famous universities Harvard /established in 1636/ and Yale /1701/ are in New England. They are private universities.
In the center of the US territory, called Midwest, there are vast plains where mainly wheat is grown. It is the region where agriculture is greatly developed.
The Southern States of Virginia, North and south Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and others are mainly agricultural growing cotton and tobacco. The racial problem is still a serious problem of the south.
The South - West of the USA includes Texas - largest state of the federation /after Alaska/, famous for its oil. The South - West with its extensive deserts is characterized by the lack of rain and extreme temperatures during summer. The famous grand Canyon is situated in this area. The Americans West includes the following states : Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada and California. They are also called Rocky Mountains States. Except for cities the American West is very thinly populated. The naturals beauties of national park of this region are world famous. The cities of California, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles are very attractive for the visitors. One of the most famous district of L. A. is Hollywood - center of motion - picture industry. The Canadian - American Niagara falls figure among the most attractive natural wonders.
GOVERNMENT The president of the USA is chosen in national election for 4 years and may be reelected for another 4 years. The most recent presidential election was held in November 1992, Bill Clinton, the member of the Democratic Party became 42nd President of the USA. Congress consist of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each senator is elected for 6 years and each representative for 2 years. Each of the 50 states elects 2 senators. The House of Representative has 435 members. The US flag is called "Stars and Stripes". It has 13 red and white stripes and 50 stars on a blue Square. One star is for each state of the USA now, and the stripes are for the first 13 states of the union.
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