The White House (Washington, DC, 1800)
One of the best known buildings in the world, this is the residence and office of the President of the United States.
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Carved into a granite cliff, the sculptures of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial depict four great United States presidents.
The statue was donated by the French to the USA for the centenary of gaining independence.
Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement on the east coast of North America.
The American Civil War was fought between the Confederacy and the Union.
The US Marine Corps is an important branch of the US Armed Forces, with about 200 thousand, specially trained members.
American soldiers fought in almost all major theatres of World War II.
The suspension bridge that stretches above the strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean was opened in 1937.
Before the American Civil war the use of slaves on plantations was typical in the Southern states.
Several European countries joined the conquest of the New World, making America a colourful continent.
The Crow are Native Americans who inhabited the Yellowstone River valley.
This animation demonstrates the states and largest cities of the USA.