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US Culture

  1. 1. ADVISORYD: 10/11/12A: College & Career Vision BoardS: How will you achieve thegoal to get to college/career?H: None
  2. 2. D: 10/11/12A: Notes on the culture of U.S.S: How is the culture of the U.S. unique?H: Nonew.o.d: textilesWarm-Up: Answer questions 1 – 2 underConnecting to Technology. Write theanswer and question.
  3. 3. Word of the Day WORD DEIFINTION SENTENCE PICTURE Textiles Cloth Includetextiles clothing, products bedding, towels, rugs, bags.
  4. 4. US Religious Freedom• All religions allowed• Most are Christian
  5. 5. Languages• English• 17 million speak Spanish• Many Bilingual
  6. 6. The Arts• Writers - Mark Twain, Emily Dickenson & Langston Hughes• Music – Blues, Jazz & Rock ’n’ Roll• Art – Georgia O’Keeffe
  7. 7. Education• Free public education begins age 5 to 8 until 14 - 18 depending on the state• Private education can be paid for• Alternative methods like online offered• No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  8. 8. Mobile Society• Most people life in urban areas like New York, Chicago & Los Angeles• Life in each region varies greatly• American culture influences other places world wide
  9. 9. Standard of Living• Life expectancy is 78• 99% literacy• GDP - $48,100
  10. 10. Health Care• Private sector though payments –Insurance –Access to the best• Public health care provided by the government like –Medicare, VA, Medicaid
  11. 11. Sports & Recreation• Professional sports - NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA, NHL, MLS, WNBA, LPGA, NASCAR, PBR• Music, TV and Movies influence globally
  12. 12. Celebrations• July 4 – Independence Day• Typical religious holidays –Christmas, Hanukkah• Weddings & Anniversaries• Birthdays• Cultural Celebrations –St. Pat’s Day, Cinco de Mayo
  13. 13. Government• Constitutional Democratic Republic – Constitution is higher law – People vote for leaders – 3 branches of government – Separation of local, state and federal powers – Separation of church and state
  14. 14. Political Divisions• 2 party system –Democrats –Republicans• Other Parties –Green –Independents
  15. 15. Transportation• Planes Subway• Trains Metro• Cars• Ferry• Boat• Bikes• Bus• Sky Train
  16. 16. Communication• Speech• Phones• Internet - Skype• Radio• Newspaper• TV• Written Works
  17. 17. Pollution• Acid Rain• Fossil Fuels creating smog• Mining damaging water• TRASH
  18. 18. Overused Resources• Water – Great lakes are below normal• Fossil Fuels• Minerals – Gold, Silver, Uranium• Trees
  19. 19. Economics• Free Market Economy –Capitalism – anyone can become rich –Governments regulate big businesses
  20. 20. Agriculture• Corn Belt – Ohio to Nebraska –Produce 41% of all in the world• Wheat Belt – Great Plains• Dairy Belt – Minnesota to Michigan• Cotton, Tobacco & Citrus Fruits• Ranching – Cattle & Sheep
  21. 21. Technology Boost to Agriculture• Industrialization and machinery allows for commercial farming
  22. 22. Manufacturing• Textiles• Steel & Iron – Cars• Chemicals• Processed Foods• Fossil Fuels – OIL OIL OIL
  23. 23. Services• Financial• Tourism• Communications• Entertainment• Construction
  24. 24. Foreign Trade• Most trading is done with the Canada, China and Mexico• $1.5 trillion of trading done with these three countries in 2011
  25. 25. Interdependence• North America Free Trade Agreement – Open trade in North America

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