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The American way of life

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A presentation about American values, a bit about Norwegians in the USA, American Dream

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The American way of life

  1. 1. The American Way of Life
  2. 2. Melting pot or salad bowl?• China Town Little Italy Jewish area in NY
  3. 3. Leif Ericson• C.970 – c. 1020• a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus• LAnse aux Meadows , Newfoundland
  4. 4. Norwegians in the US• More than 4,5 mln• 10th largest American ancestry group
  5. 5. Map with the numbers of Norwegians in the U.S states.
  6. 6. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF3z- j8o39I• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy2HfixB9 _8
  7. 7. Statue of LibertyDesigned and created by GustaveEiffel in 1886• The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  8. 8. American values• Freedom.• Equality.• Democracy.• Capitalism.• Independence.• Strength.• God.• Freedom of religion.• Family.• Wealth.• Faith.
  9. 9. American Dream?• If you work hard you can have a a happy, successful life.• Racism, poverty, starvation, economical crisis.

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