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Learning About The United States

Scenario:
You decide to learn more about the United States, its history and its present day status. Search the internet for answers to your questions.

Questions:
1. The United States was originally colonies of another country. What country was that?

2. When did the United States declare its independence from that country? 1, 3

3. How old does that make the United States?

4. Who is the President of the United States? 1

5. Name at least 3 of the founders of the United States? 1

6. What is the land area of the United States? 1, 3

7. What is the most recent population estimate? 1, 3
    What is the population density of the United States? (people per square mile)

8. What are the three largest states by land area?  1, 3

9. What are the three largest states by population? 1

10. What is the projected population for the United States in 2010? In 2030? 3

11. What is the national bird? 1, 4

12. What is the point of highest elevation in the country and how high is it?
      What is the point of lowest elevation and how low is it? 1, 4

13. When was the country's Constitution ratified?

14. What is the largest city by population?

15. What is the tallest building in the United States? How tall is it?

16. List two United States territories that are not states?

17. What is the longest river in the United States? How long is it?

18. In the Louisiana Purchase, the United States bought the land which became parts of a dozen states. From what country did the United States purchase this land? What was the purchase price? Who was president at the time?

19. From what country did the United States buy Alaska? What was the purchase price?


1Search Engines:
Google: http://www.google.com
Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com
Ask: http://www.ask.com
MSN: http://search.msn.com

2Weather:
Weather.com: http://www.weather.com
Yahoo! Weather: http://weather.yahoo.com
Accuweather: http://www.accuweather.com
CNN Weather: http://cnn.com/weather

3State Data:
City-Data: http://www.city-data.com
U.S. Census QuickFacts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/
Projected Populations: http://www.census.gov/population/projections/SummaryTabA1.pdf

4Encyclopedias:
Encarta: http://encarta.msn.com
Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org


World Atlas: http://www.worldatlas.com