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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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assimilation

Culture; American culture

As a “nation of immigrants,” the United States has demanded that newcomers (and existing Native American populations) learn social and cultural citizenship, blending into the “melting-pot” in ...

polls

Culture; American culture

As currently understood, “polls” refer to techniques that combine some form of questionnaire with advanced statistical techniques to produce measurements of public opinion. Although informal straw ...

unions

Culture; American culture

As in other countries, the union movement grew in the United States in tandem with industrialization, artisans and craft laborers combining to protect their positions in the labor market from ...

speed limits

Culture; American culture

As in other nations, variable speed limits “zone” roads and highways according to local norms and contexts, from 15 mph in active school zones to accelerated speeds for limited access expressways ...

Rockefellers

Culture; American culture

As proverbial measures of wealth in American society the Rockefeller family have cut a broad swath through American business, politics and philanthropy for more than a century. The family’s wealth ...

Americans with Disabilities Act

Culture; American culture

As Robert Dole proclaimed in his 1996 campaign, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act identified rights of America’s largest minority group: some 60 million with physical or mental conditions ...

directors

Culture; American culture

As the person responsible for both the creative and technical form of a film, the director occupies a pivotal position in a collaborative art form involving people, talents and money In the late ...

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