Civilization in theUnited States of America By: Samantha Keller
Factors that make a civilization• Stable food supply• Social Structure• Government• Beliefs• Highly developed way of life• Technology• Communication
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)
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.
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)
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
Government• Definition-The system by which a nation, state, or community is governed. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/government)
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)
Beliefs• Definition- Something believed; Trust or faith placed in a person or thing (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belief).
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
Highly Developed Way of Life• Definition- The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/culture)
Way of Life (culture) in the USA• Developed life in the USA includes: • Fashion • Art • Architecture • Languages • Sports • Theatre • Travel • Dance
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)
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
Communication• Definition- The activity of conveying information. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication)
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