USA – President, Parliament, Flag
The head of the States is the President who is elected for four years. His powers are wide. His official residence is the White House in Washington. The President must be a natural-born U.S. citizen and must be at least 35 years old.
The parliament is called Congress – its seat is in the Capitol. It consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. There are two major political parties in the USA, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is more liberal.
Flag – the Stars and Stripes – this is what the Americans call their national flag. There are 50 white stars and 13 stripes on it. The number of the stripes symbolizes the 13 colonies that signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 and established the United States. The stars represent the 50 states that form the USA today.