Have you ever wondered how High Schools are in other countries? Despite sharing some minor similarities, the differences between Nicaraguan and American High School education are clear. Such as, note-taking methods, grading system, classroom environment.
Puritanism is often compared to Western European culture since America was largely founded on the exportation of Puritans from Europe. Puritans then maintained their relevance by making up the vanguard of frontier towns in the push West. Their motivation for that was that fleeing the non-Puritan "sinners" who made up second wave settlers who moved into Puritan towns. Despite that mobility, or their opinions of the later settlers, the Puritans undeniably left their mark in the towns they had originated. When making the comparison of American and Western European culture, it is commonly accepted that Americans are more reserved in their media content. For example, there can be much more nudity in advertisement in France than America. This disparity is typically attributed to the Puritan influence. The idea of Puritans living through religion and government has had a tremendous impact on American society nearly 4,000 years later.
One might think that all of the British colonies in the new world were all the same. This is not the case though. The colonies, although they were all British they had some similarities but mainly they had differences. The Southern, New England and Middle colonies clearly show theses similarities and differences, particularly in terms of land, labor, religion, and native relations.
How does someone from a different culture view American culture? I decided to interview my friend Nino, who is a foreign exchange student from the country of Georgia. Not the state! She explained that the culture in Georgia is very different than American culture. According to Nino, the biggest difference between Georgia culture and American culture are the holidays that we celebrate. Before coming to America, Nino had never heard of Halloween. Halloween is now her favorite holiday. She loves dressing up and getting all the candy.
There were a myriad of differences between Great Britain and her American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but these differences can be divided into three basic categories: economic, social, and political. The original American settlers came to the colonies for varied reasons, but a common trait among these settlers was that they still considered themselves British subjects. However, as time passed, the colonists grew disenfranchised from England. Separated from the king by three thousand miles and living in a primitive environment where obtaining simple necessities was a struggle, pragmatism became the common thread throughout all daily life in the colonies. It was this pragmatism that led the colonists to create
In the seventeenth century, colonial America was categorized into three major regions; New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. Each region provided various opportunities and breakthrough ideas that created a distinct economic, cultural, and political society different from any other region. These ideas became the beginning of some prominent themes and beliefs Americans see as essential in today’s society.
American culture encompasses customs or traditions in the United States. Customs or traditions include, but would not be limited to, values, language, religion, or how we communicate. The population in the United States is over 325 million, (United States Census Bureau, (n.d.) and is built on immigration. In comparison to other countries, the United States is considered cultural, as most nations unite, and later mix, their culture into American culture.
Two competing political philosophies have always existed throughout the United States’ relatively short history: one seeking to increase the power of the central government, and one seeking to decrease it. During the 1800s these two conflicting philosophies were acted out by the Federalist and the Democratic Republican parties, respectively. The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, advocated the importance of a strong central government in leading the country forward, while the Democratic Republicans, led by Thomas Jefferson, promoted increasing the common man’s role in government. Although both political parties had good intentions for the future of the United States, the Federalist Party was much more effective at uniting the American
In the seventeenth century, England established various colonies that were broken down into four regions. These regions included the New England, Chesapeake, Low Country and the Middle Colonies. Each region had multiple defining characteristics. Although each region was founded by England, they differed in demographics, economics and many other cultural characteristics.
Alexander Hamilton and his group of federalists were made up of merchants, bankers, and manufacturers including some wealthy farmers and southern plantation owners. They were mostly well educated, owned property, and lived along the coast of New England. On the other hand, the republicans, Jefferson’s cohorts, were mainly artisans, shopkeepers, frontier settlers, backcountry farmers, and poor farmers. They were generally ill-educated, illiterate, and the majority was settled in the interior regions.
Delaware has rich industrial, cultural, and intense past before the Constitution. The different people groups of Delaware carry a harsh history. The Dutch had invaded and made a second home there and this made the Indians angry towards the Dutch. In 1632, The Dutch settlement is destroyed. After a member of the Lenape steals a Dutch coat of arms, the tribe kills the man and presents his head to the Dutch. Members of the tribe are so encouraged by the decapitation; they end up massacring the Dutch settlement, killing all inhabitants. The Dutch introduced slavery in 1639. The first slave in the colony was named Anthony. He had been brought up from the West Indies. African slavery didn't truly begin in a large scale in Delaware until the
Although Canada and the United States share the same continent, they are divided by their unique ideas and views. After WWI ,Canada broke its ties with Britain and new independent nation was born with a unique culture. This new culture developed through the Canadian citizens. As a Canadian citizen, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie helped achieve autonomy from Britain and solidify national unity at home. Canadian inventor ,Fredrick Banting ,maintained his culture as Canadian and contributed to the world through his invention of insulin. Many artists, authors, actors , actresses and athletes have played their part in Canadian culture. During the 1920s and 1930s, Canada asserted independence from Britain and the United States to develop
When my class reached the Narbonne, France bus stop, I anxiously searched the crowd for my host sister, Julie, with whom I had communicated only through Facebook. When I found her, she kissed me on both cheeks, “bisous,” to welcome me into her family. We exchanged few words, unsure of what to expect. But we quickly connected, discovering our many similarities.
Everybody has their own definition of Culture – and when this word is used generally, most audiences have a rough idea of its meaning. Culture usually refers to the beliefs, ideas, languages, rituals and traditions by certain communities, that are passed from generation to generations continuously over the past many centuries. In society, two cultures cannot be same if one is located on the west coast and the other one is all the way to the East. As we compare, the American and Indian cultures have very vast differentiation between them. While the culture of America is a mixture of different cultures since each immigrant internally packed his or her previously