Culture and Geography
Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
The British colonies in America established themselves independent of Britain in 1776. With the Treaty of Paris in 1783, they finally gained recognition as the United States of America. The nation expanded across the continent in the nineteenth and twentieth century, during which 37 states were added to the initial 13. On having emerged victoriously from both the World Wars, the US has successfully established itself as one of the leading nations in the world.
USA was looked upon as ‘the promised land’—the land of opportunities. It became home to immigrants from all over the world. This essentially characterises USA’s culture. It is a mixed bag with strong influences from various parts of the world. Any modern invention was either invented or first time mass-produced in America. The sheer diversity of the land makes America an interesting destination for the tourists.
Located in North America, USA is bounded by the North Pacific in the west and North Atlantic in the east. It shares land boundaries with Canada and Mexico. The highest point in America is Mount McKinley while the lowest point is Death Valley.