Civics

Geography

Rivers
The longest rivers in the United States are the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The Mississippi River is one of America's longest rivers. It runs through 10 U.S. states. The Mississippi River was used by American Indians for trade, food, and water before Europeans came to America. It is nicknamed the "Father of Waters." Today, the Mississippi River is a major shipping route and a source of drinking water for millions of people. The Missouri River is also one of the longest rivers in the United States. The Missouri River is actually longer than the Mississippi River. It starts in Montana and flows into the Mississippi River.

Oceans
The ocean on the West Coast of the United States is called the Pacific Ocean and the one on the East Coast of the United States is called the Atlantic Ocean.

Territories
The United States has various places known as territories:

Borders

States that border Canada

You only need to know one (1) so pick your favorite one

States that border Mexico

You only need to know one (1) so pick CALIFORNIA

Also, remember that the capital of the United States is Washington D.C. and that the Statue of Liberty is in New York Harbor.

Symbols

Flag

National Anthem

The Star-Spangled Banner

Holidays

One of American's most imporant holidays is Independence Day, celebrated on July 4.

National Holidays

Remember any of these two (2)!

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