The Seven Characteristics of the U.S.A. Civilization By Zoe Papandreou
The 7 Characteristics1. Stable Food Supply2. Social Structure3. Government4. Religious System5. Highly Developed Ways of Life6. Technology7. Written Communication
Stable Food SupplyA Stable Food Supply is very important in our Modern day lives.Not everyone in the U.S. has a stable food supply. Most peopledo but not everyone. A stable food supply is important in acivilization because food is one of the priorities to survival. If wedidn’t have a stable food supply, we wouldn’t be able to stay inone place and we would have to keep moving around. Thiswould cause a lot of problems. There would also be a lot ofarguments over this. People would be fighting over some of thespots that had a more stable food supply and it would feel likeall of America was at war.
Stable Food SupplyMy first example of a stable food supply is a supermarket. Super markets give the community a place togo and they will always know there will be enough foodfor them to eat. This helps a community because food isvery important in everyone’s lives.
Social StructureA social structure keeps the civilization workingcorrectly.A social structure can be a lot of different things. Itcan be the different classes in our civilization suchas upper, middle and lower class but some peopledisagree about classifying people that way. Therehave been many arguments over this matter.
Social StructureMy example of Social Structure in the U.S.is the Occupy Wall Street movement.Occupy Wall Street is a protest movementthat began on September 17, 2011 in NewYork City’s Wall Street financial district.The protests are against social andeconomic inequality and highunemployment. The protests in New YorkCity have sparked similar Occupy protestsand movements about equality all aroundthe world. The people that wereprotesting think it is unfair that they gettreated differently just because they haveless money. This is my example of theSocial Structure in the U.S.
GovernmentThe government in a civilization makes sure that everythingis under control. This is important to a civilization because ithelps to keep the U.S. as one nation.In the U.S.A., if you are 18 years old or older, then you areallowed to vote for the president of the United States ofAmerica. This is good because then, there aren’t as manyarguments about the president because the majority of thepeople voted for him.
Government The U.S. Government is like an umbrella! On the top of the umbrella are the three branches of our government; Judicial, Legislati ve and Executive.All three of the branches dependon each other to cooperate andwork together. The government Beneath the umbrella are the citizensis like the head of the U.S. and of the U.S. An umbrella protects youprotects the citizens by from the rain just as the governmentenforcing all laws. protects the citizens of the U.S. from any harm.
Government The Judicial BranchThe Judicial branch includes theSupreme Court. The SupremeCourt has nine members, hearshundreds of cases a year, andmakes important decisions thatsometimes have wide-rangingeffects on the U.S. legal system.It is also the highest court in theU.S. This is the Supreme Courtbuilding.
Government The Legislative BranchThe Legislative branch includes the Senate. Voters elect 2senators from each state. Only the Senate can approve or rejecttreaties and presidential nominations for government offices.This is the Capitol Building where all the Senators meet.
Government The Executive BranchThe final branch is theExecutive Branch whichincludes the president. Thepresident is the manager of theFederal Government. Thepresident makes sure that thegovernment runs smoothly andall laws are obeyed. Our currentpresident is Barack Obama. This is the White House wherethe president and his familylive.
Religious SystemThere are many types of religions and cultures in ourU.S. civilization. Religion is “a set of beliefs concerningthe cause, nature, and purpose of theuniverse, especially when considered as the creation ofa superhuman agency , usually involving devotional andritual observances, and often containing a moral codegoverning the conduct of human affairs.”
Religious SystemA church is a placeof worship for A mosque is afollowers of place of worshipChristianity. This for followers ofis St. Bernard’s Islam (Muslim).Church. This is Badshahi Mosque A temple is a place of worship for followers of Judaism. This is Congregation B’nai Israel.
Highly Developed Ways of LifeI think that this characteristic of our U.S.A.civilization is the least important characteristicbecause it just makes life more luxurious. Althoughit includes education which is veryimportant, survival is more important.
Highly Developed Ways of LifeEducation is one exampleof a highly developed wayof life in a civilization. Myexample of a highlydeveloped way of life inour U.S. civilization is GillSt. Bernard’s School whichis the school we go to. Thisis where we get all of oureducation. Some peopleget homeschooled whichmeans their parents aretheir teachers and theirhome is their school.
Highly Developed Ways of LifeThe Empire State Building is anotherexample of a highly developed wayof life. The Empire State Buildingopened on May 1, 1931. It is locatedin New York City. The Empire StateBuilding is 1,250 feet tall. At the timethat it was built, it was the tallesttower in the world. The Empire StateBuilding is a highly developed way oflife because it is architecture.Architecture is highly developedbecause it went from tents all theway to the empire state building andarchitecture.
Technology Technology helps to create a civilization in a lot of ways.There are a lot of different types of technology. We use it as a social network so you can talk to people.Being able to talk to people will help make friends andthen, the friends will be able to help each other when oneof them is in need. We can use it for email, we cook withit, we can travel in it, we can do lots of things withtechnology and it helps the civilization out in so manyways. Also, technology is getting more advanced as thehour passes.
TechnologyHere are some products invented in the U.S. Products That Are Important Products That Make Life in Our Everyday Lives More Fun Microwave Oven Microphone Car X-Box Video Game System Cell Phone iPod
Written CommunicationWritten communication is very helpful in ourcivilization. We have mail so if you want to send aletter to someone, you can send it in the mail and itwill go straight to their mailbox. We also havenewspapers so you can hear the latest news andknow what is going on.
Written CommunicationMy example of writtencommunication in the U.S. isthe newspaper. As you cansee in the picture, this is adated newspaper but if youweren’t in New York City andyou hadn’t heard about theU.S. being attacked, youcould get the newspaper andknow that this had happened.This means that if you readthe newspaper, then you willbe up to date on all importantcurrent events.
Written CommunicationMy second example of writtencommunication in the U.S. is mail andmailboxes. Mail is very handy whenyou need to get a letter to someonefar away or even nearby. Withmail, you don’t have to do anything.The mail truck will deliver the mail inthat person’s mailbox and then theyjust have to open the mailbox and it isright there. You get letters in the mailand even magazines. Mail makescommunicating with other people apiece of cake.
ConclusionAs you can see, all the characteristics are needed to makeup our U.S. civilization and we use those characteristicsalmost every day yet we don’t realize it.