United States

"From Atlantic to Pacific - diverse land, climate & culture"

Why visit the United States?

The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world. With 50 states, each unique in it's own way, a visit the the United States is one worth making. Visitors could see the East coast and see the megalopolis with the nation's capital and many major cities. Or the southern states for a warmer climate and a more relaxed environment. The west coast visitors will enjoy the excitement of Hollywood and Las Vegas, while visiting the northern states will ensure a look at the beautiful landscape such as the Great Lakes.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

CLIMATE

Best time to visit the United States depends on what part of the country you plan to see and what types of activities you'll be doing. Warm weather throughout the country from May-August due to its location in the northern hemisphere. Visiting at this time of year would allow you to see many of the great tourist attractions and participate in outdoor events.


Your packing list should include shorts, t-shirts and a light sweatshirt or jacket for cooler evenings, especially in the northern states. Visiting in the summer months, you might also experience rain showers, so an umbrella or rain poncho would also be wise.

FOODS

MAJOR CITIES

  1. New York City, New York - 8,336,697
  2. Los Angeles, California - 3,857,799
  3. Chicago, Illinois - 2,714,856
  4. Houston, Texas - 2,160,821
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1,547,607

HOLIDAYS

Fourth of July

Friday, July 4th, 12am

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Celebrate the Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. Typically this day is full of food, family/friends and fireworks!

Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 27th, 12am

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A day of thanks for the yearly harvest. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, this national holiday is a time for families to gather for a traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, vegetables and pumpkin pie.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 26th, 12am

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Held each year on the last Monday in May, this national holiday is a time to honor men and women who died serving in the United States military.

HISTORY

1776 - United States claims independence from Great Britain

1861 -1865 - Civil War between Confederates and the Union

1917 - United States enters WWI

1929 - Stock Market Crash

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; US enters WWII

2001 - Terrorist attacks on United States

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Type of Government: Constitutional Democracy

Current Leader: President Barack Obama

Currency: US Dollar

GDP per capita: $40,100

Major exports: Machinery, electronics, minerals, automobiles

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