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American culture

Art, music, literature, people, sports, technology, business, politics, religion and more in the United States. American culture is primarily Western, but is influenced by African, Asian, and Latin American and Native American cultures.

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Americans love chocolate. They eat almost twelve pounds per person each year in products made using cocoa, baking chocolate, milk chocolate, and sweet and semi-sweet chocolate, ranking tenth among ...


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Americans take their humor seriously. Although vaudeville, film and radio had embraced comedy as a sure-fire way to attract an audience, the postSecond World War comedian often takes on the role of ...

clubs/fraternal organizations

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Americans, despite their individualism, are often described as a nation of “joiners.” For many organizations, this produces a relatively passive pool of members who offer economic support in lobbying ...


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Among American resources, those lying underground—oil and gas as well as minerals and water—have been critical elements in the economic and social transformation of the landscape. While mining may ...

convict labor

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Among the concerns of those demanding harsher punishments throughout American history has been the demand for labor as recompense or reeducation for those imprisoned. Convict leasing, in the ...


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Among the most discussed immigrants of the postwar period are those many believe have never actually arrived—aliens from other worlds. For many these stories are the stuff of science fiction—where an ...


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Among the most pervasive “vehicles” of cultural change in twenty-first-century America is the gasoline-driven, individualized surface road transportation shell first massmarketed by Henry Ford in ...

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