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  United States
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the United States Virgin Islands.
The social structure of the United States is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence on the rest of the nation.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 1,500 universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/u/un/united_states.html   (2443 words)

  
 Culture of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
As the United States is an immense country, with many residents and citizens are descended from relatively recent immigrantss, defining a common set of customs, traditions, behavior and way of life is difficult.
The United States is skeptical or hostile toward socialist and communist ideologies, but some of the related movements, such as the labor movement were accepted by the country, although not without dispute.
The United States is a great center of higher education, boasting more than 1,500 universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which include schools considered the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/c/cu/culture_of_the_united_states.html   (4776 words)

  
 United States
The economy of the United States is organized on the capitalist model and is marked by steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, a large trade deficit, and rapid advances in technology.
The social structure of the United States, a capitalist country, is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 1,500 universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which include schools considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/u/un/united_states.html   (2111 words)

  
 United States Culture - MSN Encarta
American entertainment is probably one of the strongest means by which American culture influences the world, although some countries, such as France, resist this influence because they see it as a threat to their unique national culture.
Despite the number and variety of immigrants in the United States, American clothing has tended to be homogeneous, and attire from an immigrant’s homeland was often rapidly exchanged for American apparel.
The fashion industry in the United States, along with its companion cosmetics industry, grew enormously in the second half of the 20th century and became a major source of competition for French fashion.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500820_2/United_States_(Culture).html   (4146 words)

  
 United States Culture - MSN Encarta
The American people express their culture through traditions in food, clothing, recreation, and ceremonies; through the education system and institutions of learning, including museums and libraries; and through the arts, encompassing the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Landscape painting in the United States during the 19th century vividly captured the unique American cultural identity with its emphasis on the natural environment.
Although nature remained a significant dimension of American cultural self-expression, as the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe demonstrated, it was no longer at the heart of American culture.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500820/United_States_(Culture).html   (1767 words)

  
 FRESHWATER FISH CULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES
It was followed by the States of Connecticut and New York, and in 1871 the federal government established a fish commission to study the decline of native fish stocks and to recommend remedial measures.
As an indication of the relative level of effort by the federal and state governments, it is noted that the federal goverment operates 95 fish hatcheries and funds another 15 that are operated by states, while hatcheries operated by the state governments number about 500.
In 1968, the federal government of the United States imposed regulations requiring that salmonid fish and eggs imported into the country be free of whirling disease, caused by the protozoan Myxosoma cerebralis, and viral hemmorrhagic septicemia.
www.lib.noaa.gov /japan/aquaculture/report1/willoughby.html   (4474 words)

  
 Culture of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States has traditionally been known as a melting pot, but recent academic opinion is tending towards cultural diversity, pluralism and the image of a salad bowl rather than a melting pot.
The United States is generally skeptical or hostile toward socialist and communist ideologies, but some of the related movements, such as the labor movement, became a defining part of America's heritage after the New Deal.
Public education in the United States is provided by the individual states, not by the federal government (except in the limited circumstances of public schools on military bases, provided for the dependents of members of the armed services).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States   (7959 words)

  
 Culture of the Southern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Culture of the Southern United States or Southern Culture is a subculture of the United States.
The culture of the South adds to this by mixing in a heavy amount of rural Scot-Irish culture, along with that of the African American descendants of former slaves, and unique historical issues such as slavery and segregation.
The cultural geography of the United States Prentice-Hall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_the_Southern_United_States   (2675 words)

  
 Languages in the United States - definition of Languages in the United States - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (via ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The United States is (at the time of writing) the home of approximately 336 languages (spoken or signed) of which 176 are indigeous to the area.
The United States does not have an official language; nevertheless, English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
The United States is the fifth country in the world in Spanish-speaking population, outnumbered only by Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia.
dictionary.laborlawtalk.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Languages_in_the_United_States   (887 words)

  
 Lewis University - Culture of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Lewis University - Culture of the United States
The United States has one of the most demographically diverse populations in the world from the immigration of so many groups of people.
Below are general description of key cultural characteristics, which you may use as templates or general models to help you interpret and understand the behavior that you observe.
www.lewisu.edu /studentservices/iss/USACulture.htm   (3406 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Art of Democracy: A Concise History of Popular Culture in the United States: Books: Jim Cullen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The connection between yesterday's Victorian dime-novel denizens and today's African American rap fans, Culture Club's sudden rise to fame in the early 1980s and the demise of the Golden Age of Hollywood are just a few of the fascinating topics tackled in this analysis of popular culture from revolutionary times to the present.
Cullen, who teaches history and literature at Harvard and is the author of The Civil War in Popular Culture, shows how cultural innovations are often developed by marginalized populations and (after initial rejection by cultural elites) trickle into the mainstream.
He is also tolerant of the ambiguities inherent in popular culture; his treatment of the rise and fall of minstrel shows demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of complex cultural forces.
www.amazon.ca /Art-Democracy-Concise-History-Popular/dp/0853459207   (524 words)

  
 New Residents Learn Flavor of United States Food Culture
HOUSTON — From supermarkets to fast food restaurants, food culture in the United States is unfamiliar to new residents, said Kim Bui, Texas Cooperative Extension assistant with the Better Living for Texans program in Harris County.
Extension and the Alliance for Multi-cultural Community Services, a United Way agency, have teamed up to offer information on nutrition, food safety and meal budgeting to these new residents, through the Better Living for Texans program.
This year, more than 200 clients have participated in the program at the Alliance, which is the largest service provider in Harris County to residents recently arriving in the United States.
agnews.tamu.edu /dailynews/stories/CFAM/Jun1206a.htm   (465 words)

  
 Intro to Arts and Culture
In the 20th century artists in the United States broke free from Old World antecedents, taking the various cultural disciplines in new directions with impressive, innovative results.
While the arts and culture in the United States continue to engage substantial attention, energy and resources of society, this happens largely outside the direction of government.
The United States has no "ministry of culture," thus reflecting the conviction that there are important areas of national life where government should have little or no role.
www.usembassy.dk /IntroUS/ArtsCulture/default.htm   (214 words)

  
 Welcome to cultures.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This site is devoted to cultures, living and ancient, and the promotion of world communication and world peace.
We are emphatically opposed to preemptive warfare and fervently believe that the United States cannot and should not go it alone in the world without its allies and friends.
Featured topics at Cultures include the Amistad slave ship rebellion, the Hopi and their Anasazi ancestors, the Greek shrine of Dodona, the Muwekma Ohlone and their Pacific Islander cousins, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Timbuktu, Great Zimbabwe and Afropop.
www.cultures.com.cob-web.org:8888   (224 words)

  
 History 260: Historical Methods (Spring 2005 - History of Popular Culture in the United States) - Library Research ...
Bibliographic guide to reference materials and other sources of information on popular culture in the U.S. Along with the topical chapters, there are also chapters on special research collections, societies and associations dedicated to popular culture, and important journals in the field.
One volume reference covers the major forms of cultural expression during the Cold War era, with an emphasis on the popular arts and literature.
The third volume of this encyclopedia includes a large (334-page) section on "Popular Culture and Recreation," featuring 25 topical essays by prominent historians covering popular entertainment, sports, fraternal and women's organizations, travel and vacations, parks, nightlife, popular literature, several genres of music, film, radio, television, theater, comedy, journalism, parades, holidays and public rituals.
euphrates.wpunj.edu /faculty/kearneyr/hist260_popcul.shtml   (1185 words)

  
 The Culture of The United States (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
If the United States is defined by borders, we are defined by Mexico, Canada, the Pacific and the Atlantic.
I mention forefathers because, guess what, cultural constructs and congressional powers to pass cultural laws are conspicuously missing in the Constitution.
But there is a reason the Pilgrims and the forefathers both ran from the King: freedom to think for oneself within laws - only those laws permitted to the federal government and as defined to each branch in the Constitution.
hedwardclay.com.cob-web.org:8888 /essays/121002_001p.html   (985 words)

  
 Internet Public Library: United States Culture
Cultural aspects of life in the United States.
This site has articles on individual folk artists, craftspeople, folk performers, and other folk and popular culture genres written by academically trained students and professionals in folklore and popular culture.
The Southern Register is the newsletter at The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
www.ipl.org /div/serials/browse/soc40.85.00   (425 words)

  
 Frenchculture.org: French Culture and Education in the USA
This annual grant from the Embassy of France in the United States allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France.
Many of the art works have never been seen before in the United States, and 10,000 square feet of gallery space will be devoted to the Louvre Atlanta exhibition for the entire three year period.
In the company of a man recently released from a mental hospital, Mina returns to her birthplace to unravel the mystery of her family¹s curse.
www.frenchculture.org   (673 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: United states culture
American history and culture are depicted through images of paintings of the landing of Columbus and the discovery of the Mississippi, information on Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington, and links to national resources such as the Arlington National Cemetery, and the Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Although the collection concentrates on Chinatown in San Francisco as the oldest and largest community of Chinese in the United States, documentation of smaller Chinese communities throughout California is also included.
Provides an overview of legal issues and government roles in gambling, outlines different types of gambling in the United States including lotteries, casinos, sports wagers and the Internet, offers information about gambling regulation, problem and the impact of pathological gambling on people and places.
bubl.ac.uk /link/u/unitedstatesculture.htm   (1233 words)

  
 Easy Indian Cooking, Recipes And Culture in the United States
In India cricket is a great pass time for kids of all ages.
During the cricket season you will find cricket enthusiasts glued to the TV and radio for scores and plays.
There are many cricket leagues here in the United states.
www.cuisinecuisine.com /CultureCricket.htm   (876 words)

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