A history of american culture

Ripetto, Robert, and Malcolm Gillis, eds.

things to know about american culture

The working classes and urban slaves who eventually were allowed to live apart from their masters resided in peripheral areas and the early suburbs. Although crime rates have decreased, the United States remains the most violent industrialized nation in the world.

There are many who believe, according to opinion polls, that America is out to impose its values and culture on others.

american culture values

As America became materially and socially richer, more people engaged in such self-perfecting. Osgood is quoted as follows on this issue: "Our political and military leaders have been virtually unanimous in public assertions that we must go ahead and stay ahead in the armament race; they have been equally unanimous in saying nothing about what happens then.

cultural diversity in america

The physical regions of the country overlap both national boundaries and cultural regions. How did having so much more in so many realms—more clothes, more comfort, more clubs, more religions, more acquaintances, and so on—alter how Americans thought, felt, and behaved?

American culture traditions

This perception is basically wrong. The titles are amusing. Then, as the twentieth century unrolled, Americans moved back into their private homes and parochial social groups. After the wedding, the newlyweds feed each other a piece of the cake. They also have access to birth control and abortion. The name "America" is often used to refer to the United States, but until the political formation of the United States after the Revolutionary War, this designation referred to South America only. Contemporary use of the term to refer to the United States underlines that country's political and economic dominance in the western hemisphere. Although most women work outside the home, household and child-rearing responsibilities are still overwhelmingly the responsibility of women. However, the growth of suburban industries and services that allow suburbanites to work in their own communities points to the declining dependency of suburbs on city centers. The introduction of English, for example, on a worldwide basis for use in business and international trade is threatening to some cultures. The Midwest is both rural and industrial. Religion Nearly every known religion is practiced in the United States, which was founded on the basis of religious freedom. Beginning in the early twentieth century, federal subsidies such as deductible mortgage interest and loan programs made suburban living a possibility for working-class and middle-class immigrants. But if we consider American workers as a whole, far more of them and their children gladly left the drudgery of farming or labor, such as stevedoring, to move into more stimulating jobs, such as industrial and clerical work, however imperfect those were.
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Culture of the United States