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Some American Geography

The United States is the fourth largest country in the world, it is made up of 50 states and it’s
located between Canada and Mexico. The USA is home to a population of over 318 million
people. It was established as a country on July 4, 1776, that’s way they celebrate Independence
Day on July 4.

It has some of the largest and most useful rivers and lakes in the world. The longest rivers in
America are the Mississippi and Missouri and they join in the middle of the country! How
amazing is that? The weather can be really cold if you’re in Alaska and can be very warm if you’re in
Hawaii.

The biggest celebrations

The 4 th of July, is Independence Day! Is one of the most important holydays of the year!
Thanksgiving is the day where family and close friends join together to have a big dinner and
celebrate what they are grateful for
Christmas day is celebrated all over the world but in America they decorate their houses indoor
and outdoor decorations, they put the Christmas tree and they put a lot of lights on the outside
of the house, they even have competitions

Fun facts

The US is the 4th largest country in the world by land area and 3rd by population
The US has the world’s largest economy
There is no official language in the US, many people assume they do but the federal government has
never declared an official language
Did you know the current flag was designed by a 17 year old as a high school project?
The USA was founded in 1776, making it 244 years old
Independence Day didn’t happen on July 4th, the day to free the US from the British rule was on July
2nd, however, the 4th of July the first signature was written on the Declaration of Independence. 56
men signed it but 8 were actually British
The Statue of Liberty, located in New York, was a gift from France to the united states in October 1886
Harvard is the first university in the USA