Artifact Of Brazilian Culture

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My artifact is four races of people standing together as a metaphor to resemble Brazil's vast diversity and unity. Brazil comprises of many races and ethnic groups and has a population of about 200 million people. Approximately, fifty percent is white, forty percent are mixed white or black and just fewer than ten percent is purely black. Other significant groups in Brazil include Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Paraguayans, and Bolivians. Brazil is highly religious, and only around one percent of the Brazilian population does not believe in a God or a supreme being. Around seventy-five percent claims to be Roman Catholic. There are more Catholics in Brazil than anywhere in the world. However, Brazil does support a various amount of other…show more content…
Somehow, Roman Catholicism has remained as Brazil’s main religion since the sixteenth-century to current day. During colonial times, there was no freedom of religion. All settlers of Brazil were bound to the Roman Catholic faith. However, after the independence of Brazil, the first constitution introduced freedom of religion in 1824 but Roman Catholicism was kept as the official religion. The Imperial Government paid a salary to Catholic priests and influenced the appointment of bishops. The first republican constitution in 1891 separated religion from state and made all religions equal. Brazil does show support and encourages individuals religions.

In conclusion, Brazil is a widely diverse environment for religion, culture, race and ethnic groups. Brazil has been shaped today from the acceptance of assorted cultures and religions. Currently, Brazil is very diverse which comprise of four main origins: Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. The history of Brazil helped shape it’s worldview due to Brazil’s constitutions. There are numerous amounts of constitutions in Brazil history regarding freedom to culture or religion. Brazil has mixed various cultures together to create a suitable environment for
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