Welcome to the United States of American
Welcome to the United States of American - The Country that never Sleeps
The United States of America has been a democracy for more than 200 years. Issues that were important in its early years remain so today: big goverment versus small goverment, individual rights versus group rights, free markets versus controlled trade and connection with the world versus focusing on internal afairs. The U.S. tries to be a fair and justs society, and made progress toward its ideas.
The United States is located in North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico, this separates it from Russia and Asia.
There are 50 states in United States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Lowa, Kansas, Ken tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachuretts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missisippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Information and Facts
In the big cities provide different methods of transportation, such as buses, taxis or trains. If you are outside the big cities, the best advice will be to rent a car.
In USA, there is no specific health risks. Hospitals are efficient, but you have to pay for all the services, except for emergencies. A good medical insurance is essential.
In the US, there is one number to call in the event of an emergency. Dial 911 from any telephone nationwide if there is an emergency (medical, fire or crime). This number is only to be used the case of emergencies only.
The U.S. dollar is the currency most used in international transactions and is now one of the world's most dominant currencies. Serval countries use it as their official currency.
Passport / Visa
For travellers from UK, Australia, Canada, New Zeland and Ireland are required to have a valid passport for travel in US, but they are not required to have a visa. While other countries need a passport and a valid visa. All visitors to USA are going to have there picture and two fingerprints taken by an inkless scanner on arrival.
The environmental policy of the United States is a federal government action to regulate activities that have environmental impact in the United States. The goal of the environmental policy is to protect the environment for future generations while interfering as little as possible with the afficiency of commerce or the liberty of the people and to limit inequity in who is burdened with environmental cots.
The U.S. is known for having an open and accepting culture. You will notice there are different groups of people who have passionate opinions on both sides of certain issues, such as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/gueer (LGBTQ) rights, the economy and taxes, obortion, health care, contraception, separation of church and state and many others. It is important to make an affort to understand both sides of sensitive issues and be respectfull of individuals whose ideas are different from your own. You may find that many Americans are not comfortable discussing their ideas about certain issues.