The face of every city is different. Washington D.C.Дисциплина: Разное
Тип работы: Реферат
Тема: The face of every city is different. Washington D.C.
The face of every city is different. Washington D.C.
The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada and China. It occupies the southern part of North America, and includes
The USA is made up of 50 states, and the District of Columbia, a special federal area where the capitol of the country is situated.
If we look at the map of the USA, we can see lowlands and mountains. The highest mountains are the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. The highest peak is Mount McKinley which
is located in Alaska. The United States is a land of rivers and lakes. The largest and deepest lakes in the USA are the five
on the border with Canada. America’s largest rivers are the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Rio Grande and the Columbia. The Mississippi is the word’s third longest river after the
Nile and the Amazon. The climate of the country varies greatly. The climate of Alaska is arctic. The climate of the central part is continental. The south has subtropical
The history of the country is rather long. Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean. Instead of reaching India as he had expected he landed on an island
off a continent unknown to Europeans, but he thought that he was in India.
In the southern states white farmers used black slaves to work on their huge plantations. When slavery was stopped in the North the southern states left the Union and formed the
Confederacy. Civil war between the North and the South started. The Union won and the slavery was abolished all over the USA.
Nowadays, the USA is highly developed industrial country.
There are many important cities in the USA, for example New York, one of the largest cities in the world, a great seaport and financial center, Chicago near the Great Lakes, one
of the biggest industrial cities in the USA, and the second largest after New York. Boston is one of the first cities which were built on the Atlantic coast of America. Now it is a
big cultural centre with three universities. Los Angeles is a centre of modern industries and show business. Other big and important cities of the USA are Philadelphia, Dallas, San
Francisco, Detroit, Washington and so on.
is the capitol of US. It is situated in the District of Columbia and is like no other city in America. it’s the world’s largest one-industry city. And that industry is government.
The White House, where the US president lives and works, the Capitol, the home of the US congress, and the Supreme Court, are all in Washington. The city was so named
in memory of George Washington, the first president of the USA, known for the active participation in the war with Britain. A special district was created for the
city – the District of Columbia. The city was laid out according to be a capitol. Washington is one of the most magnificent and unusual cities in the USA. In the centre of it rises the
huge dome of the Capitol – a big white dome standing in a circle of pillars. It’s rather easy to get lost in this huge building, full of paintings and statues.
Not far from the Capitol is the library of Congress, the largest in US. It contains more than 13 million books, more than 19 million manuscripts, including the personal papers
of the American presidents.
The official residence of the USA president is White House. It has 132 rooms, among them the Oval Office where the president works. The White House used to be a president
residence since it first occupied by President John Adams in 1800.
One can hardly find a park, a square or an open area in Washington without a monument or a memorial, the Jefferson Memorial was built in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the author of
the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the USA. Inside his statue, and his writings are inscribed on the walls. The Lincoln Memorial reminds everybody of Abraham
Lincoln, the sixteenth American president who’s noted for the slavery...