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Nationalities: most of the population are of European origin: white Americans - 83,5 % (29% from Britain and Ireland,8% from Germany,5% from Italy, 3% from Scandinavian, 3% from Poland ) Africans - 12,4% immigrants from Asia - 3,3% native Americans (Indians, Aleuts, Eskimos) – 0,8 %
Chicago ,the second capital of the USA, stands on the banks of Lake Michigan (was founded in 1833) Chicago – the second economical center in the USA after New York. The biggest river port in the world. The biggest airport in the world. 200 colleges, 5 universities are situated here. The home of the first skyscrapers. Chicago is known in a sport world as a home of the best basketball club “Chicago bulls”.
Chicago’s architecture is one of the youngest in the USA “thanks to” the great fire in 1871. The whole city was destroyed. The cause was the cow “Mrs. O’Leary”, who pulled down a burning candle in a time she had been milked. 90 thousand people were left without houses! Almost all the buildings of wood were burnt. Some years later the city was rebuilt. The first skyscrapers appeared with iron constructions. The city became the most modern one from all the biggest American cities. A wonderful fountain in a classical style near the Michigan
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