The official currency of the United States of America is the US dollar. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents. The US dollar is the most widely used currency in the world and is also a world reserve currency. Some countries outside of America use the US dollar as their official currency.
Buck, Greenback, Greenmail, Dead Presidents, smackers – all refer directly to US dollars.
$1,000 = Grand, 'G', 'K' . The suffix 'K' or 'k' (from 'kilo-') is also commonly used to denote this amount (such as '$10k', meaning $10,000).
$100 = Benjamin, Benji, Franklin (after Benjamin Franklin, who is pictured on the note), C-note, bill.
$20 = Double sawbuck, Dub, Jackson (after Andrew Jackson, pictured on the note).
$10 = Sawbuck, ten-spot, Hamilton (after Alexander Hamilton, pictured on the note).
$5 = Fin, fiver or five-spot.
$2 = Deuce, Tom, Jefferson, TJ (after Thomas Jefferson).
$1 = Single, buck, bone, bean.
Many people are curious about the painting habits of Native American Indians – even though painting was one of the least traditional art forms within their culture. It was still popular in many tribes, but their artwork usually served as decoration for functional items, such as leather war shirts and tipi covers.
Native Americans would also paint petroglyphs on cliff faces. Sand painting actually thrived as a religious art form. Today, you will find many Navajo artists experimenting with the technique to make modern artwork. Modern Native Indian paintings are a mixture of contemporary techniques and ancient themes. It is believed that the Native Americans of the Southwestern region, mainly the Navajo people, developed the method of sand painting. Originally, loose paintings were created on the grounds of Hogan. With the passage of time, they began to paint on cloth tarpaulin and buckskin.
Generally, the US has a temperate climate. It is tropical in Hawaii and in Florida. Alaska is arctic, whilst the great plains west of the Mississippi River and the Great Basin of the southwest are arid; cold winter temperatures in the northwest of the US are sometimes relieved in January and February by warm winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
North America borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Mexico and Canada.