The United States of America


The House of Representatives –



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The House of Representatives – is composed of 435 Representatives who are elected for two-year terms; the number of Representatives is based on state population (the greatest number has California); is responsible for originating all bills relating to taxes.
The major political parties are Democratic and Republican, the president is elected every 4 years, may serve maximum two terms in office, must be over 35 years old, born in USA and have lived for 14 years there; the President is Commander-in-chief of Armed Forces, he appoints all ambassadors, ministers and consuls.
The Executive Office is President’s personal staff, has 14 departments (Department of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Veterans Affaires); includes number of independent agencies – the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The Judiciary branch is composed of a three-level hierarchy; Federal districts courts (94), US courts of appeal (13) and the US Supreme Court (eight Justices and Chief Justice).

Economy


The USA is leader of world economy it’s highly developed in industry (steel, cars, electronics, machinery, clothing) also agriculture (corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, tobacco, cattle, breeding, fruit, vegetables) where work just 2 % of population and despite that the USA produce 20% of world agriculture products. The USA is also rich in mineral resources (coal, copper, oil, gas, metals). The country is nearly self-sufficient in every economic sphere.

Places of interest


Detroit - headquarters of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors
Mt. Rushmore - the mountain with colossal portrait heads of US
Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt (carved
by sculptor Gutzon Borghum)
Las Vegas - Hollywood - the center of film industry
the Grand Canyon
Salt Lake City

Hollywood:

It´s in Los Angeles in California. Since 20th century the U.S. film industry was situated around Hollywood. The major studios of Hollywood have produced the most commercially movies in history such as Star Wars and Titanic.


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