Hispanic Cultures And The United States Of America

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I. Introduction Hispanic cultures and population has experienced an immense growth in the past decade in the United States of America. In 2010 it is estimated that Hispanics cover 16 % of the population in The United States of America. A significant majority of Hispanics origin is in Mexico and the few Spanish speaking countries in the Caribbean. American culture is based from people who came from the European countries like Italy and the Great Britain. Cultural diversity is very important for every ethnic group as it shapes the culture of that particular group and therefore, certain cultures cannot realize their own values and beliefs until it has been exposed to another one. II. Nationalism Nationalism first beings with the attitude that people have about their national identity. It is the national holidays, symbols, music and the anthem among other distinguishing values that really bring a nation together. Hispanics are proud nationalists who are very motivated of their traditions and history and on the other hand, Americans are proud of their way of life and they always have the assumption that everyone shares their materialistic values. Language is an important value for the nationalistic identity of a nation. Hispanic culture is the way of life of people from Latin America and Spain, and their main identifying factor is the fact that they speak Spanish as their main language. Therefore, Hispanics are not necessarily Spaniards but other groups like Mexicans, Puerto

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