This colorful, interactive 25-slide PowerPoint presentation helps introduce students to the United States today. The topics covered include settlement, mixture of cultures, government, citizenship, and the economy. Vocabulary reviews are also included, as well as a variety of H.O.T. (higher order thinking) discussion questions, diagrams, and a classroom exit ticket writing assignment slide. This presentation was originally created for use in a 6th grade social studies classroom and follows Chapter 4 of the Houghton Mifflin textbook, "Social Studies: World Cultures and Geography". The same material is also available on TpT in a Promethean flipchart format.