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  • 1. Civilization in theUnited States of America By: Samantha Keller
  • 2. Factors that make a civilization• Stable food supply• Social Structure• Government• Beliefs• Highly developed way of life• Technology• Communication
  • 3. Stable food supply• Definition- A stable food supply means that there is enough food available. It refers to when you have a substantial amount of food, enough food to survive, not necessarily for a long time, but at a consistent rate. (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_meaning_of_stable_food_supply)
  • 4. Stable food supply in the USA• Things that contribute to a stable food supply in the USA include: – Land to farm – Farmers growing crops – Roads to transport crops to stores – Stores or markets to sell food – Money to buy food – The USA has the ability to import foods that are not grown or made here• Most people these days go to their local market to get the food they need.
  • 5. Social Structure• Definition- the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships. An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/social+structure)
  • 6. Social Structure in the USA• Things that contribute to a social structure in the USA include: • Social class • Education • Occupation • Income/Money • Trade• In the United States the categories of social class are: • Upper class • Upper Middle class • Lower Middle class • Working class • Working Poor • Under class
  • 7. Government• Definition-The system by which a nation, state, or community is governed. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/government)
  • 8. Government in the USA• Things that contribute to the government in the USA include: • Democracy • Military • Concept of Freedom or Liberty• Branches of Government According to the Constitution: • Legislative= Congress (House of Representatives and Senate) • Executive= President and Vice President (White House) • Judicial= Court System (The Supreme Court and Lower Courts)
  • 9. Beliefs• Definition- Something believed; Trust or faith placed in a person or thing (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belief).
  • 10. Beliefs in the USA• Types of beliefs in the USA include: • Beliefs in God • Religious practices • Things people stand by in their lives (honesty, integrity, loyalty, etc.) • Belief in yourself• Common religions in the USA • Christianity • Islam • Judaism • Buddhism • A large population of the US practices no religion
  • 11. Highly Developed Way of Life• Definition- The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/culture)
  • 12. Way of Life (culture) in the USA• Developed life in the USA includes: • Fashion • Art • Architecture • Languages • Sports • Theatre • Travel • Dance
  • 13. Technology• Definition- The making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology)
  • 14. Technology in the USA• Types of Technology in the USA include: • Machines • Tools • Systems • Crafts • Methods of organization• Major Technologic Advances • Computer • I-pod • Metal and building materials • Planes, cars, trains and other forms of transportation
  • 15. Communication• Definition- The activity of conveying information. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication)
  • 16. Communication in the USA• Forms of Communication in the USA include: • Verbal communication • Written communication • Electronic Communication• Forms of written communication in the USA • Magazines • Newspapers • Letters• Forms of electronic communication in the USA • Telephones/cellphones • Computers • Television/radio • Social Media
  • 17. Thank YouAny Questions?