United States has been called a "crucible" or "melting pot"
because many cultures coexist in this country. Over the last
200 years, many people have immigrated
to the United States from all around the world. Other people
are native or aboriginal
to the United States, for example Alaskan Eskimos and Native
government is a democratic
system that was created to represent the voice of the people.
It is made of three
branches -- the executive, legislative, and judicial --
each of which has special responsibilities and powers.
Hosts of the Olympic Winter Games
more about the Winter Games visit the History
of the Winter Games.
participating country has had the honor of hosting the Olympic
Games. To learn more about countries represented at the Olympics,
browse the the Education Site for the Olympics 2002
Country List and the Salt Lake City Schools Creating
Country Connections site.