Audio/Slides: Election 2008

Informative and entertaining summary of the entire campaign.


The New York Times . . .

Video: The Bush Legacy

The BBC evaluate some of the accomplishments and failures of George Bush during his eight years in office.


BBC Video (part 1) . . .

BBC Video (part 2) . . .

Fast Facts: The USA

Capital:  Washington D.C.
Major cities:  New York, Los Angeles, Chicago
Size:  9,629,091 square km (30 times as large as Norway)
Currency: American dollar ($)
Administrative divisions:  50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.)
Population: 295,734,134 (2005)
Ethnic groups: White 69%, Hispanic 13.5%, Black 13%, Asian and Pacific Islanders 4%, Native American and Alaska Natives 1%
Religions: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Languages: English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
Political system: Federal republic, the president is both chief of state and head of government. Congress consists of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives
Working life: The US has the largest and most powerful economy in the world.
Occupations: farming, forestry, and fishing 1%, industry, transportation, and crafts 23%, sales and office 26%, other services 50%