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									                             St. Andrew's College
                            Geography Department




                  The United States of America


On Encarta Kids, go to the United States. Find the box titled ‘United States’
and answer the following questions based on the reading. Enjoy discovering
the United States…our neighbour!

Introduction:
1. What is the official name of the USA?_____________________________.
2. 200 years ago, Colonists from Europe created a new kind of society based
   on _____________________ and _______________________.


From Sea to Shining Sea
3. The USA is the ______________largest country in area of the world next
   to ____________________ and _______________________.
4. What oceans surround the USA?________________________________.
5. What mountains are in Western USA?____________________________
_____________________________________________________________.
6. _____________________________is the greatest river in the Americas.
   It rolls along the edge of the ________________Plains.
7. Name the 3 Mountain ranges in Western USA._____________________.
_____________________________________________________________.
8. How many miles away is Hawaii?________________________________.


American Democracy
9. What is a democracy?_________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
10. How do Americans pick their government?_________________________.
11. What is the capital of USA?____________________________________.
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   12. How many states are there in the USA?___________________________.
   13. When was the US constitution written?___________________________.
   14. Describe the constitution:_______________________________________
   ______________________________________________________________
   _____________________________________________________________.


Land of Immigrants
15. What is the population of the USA?________________________________.
16. What is the motto of the USA?____________________________________.
17. What does it mean?____________________________________________.
18. Name 3 reasons why people immigrate to the USA:____________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
19. What does the term ‘melting pot’ mean?_____________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________.


The American Experience
20. Why did the USA split apart in the 1860s?____________________________
________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________.
21. How were new states added to the original 13?_______________________.
20. Who did American expansion cause conflict with?_____________________.
23. Today, the USA is the one of the world’s _________________,
____________________ nation.

								
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