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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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AIDS

Culture; American culture

An acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS describes an illness that attacks and weakens the body’s immune system, making it difficult to fight off diseases. Thus, people with AIDS can ...

Wise Use movement

Culture; American culture

An ideological consortium that opposes federal authority over rural public lands. Most adherents reside in the far West, where the federal government exercises substantial ownership and control of ...

Algiers Motel incident

Culture; American culture

An incident of police brutality occurring during the Detroit, MI, race riots of 1967, when a report of sniping led the Detroit police to invade the Algiers Motel. During interrogation of the ...

conceptual art

Culture; American culture

An international avant-garde visual arts movement that emerged in the mid to late 1960s, conceptual art was concerned with the idea of art, and questioned the extent to which the production of ...

physical fitness

Culture; American culture

An issue of federal concern since the early 1960s when concerns about the obesity and poor health of many Americans prompted President Kennedy to create the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. ...

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)

Culture; American culture

An outgrowth of the Freedom Summer of 1964, the MFDP was formed when leaders of the umbrella civil-rights organization in Mississippi, the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), realized that it ...

steroids

Culture; American culture

Anabolic steroids, artificial synthetic derivatives of the male sex hormone testosterone, promote the growth of muscle tissue, increase overall body strength and improve athletes’ recovery time to ...

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