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  Social structure of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Generational social mobility is also pronounced; the children and grandchildren of "self-made" wealthy people may have additional social access that the initial generators of wealth did not, due to the stigma some associate with nouveau riche status.
In the technical language of social science, the social of the United States is characterized by moderate social mobility.
In the United States, the free state-run schools are known as public schools (the term is not used to describe private academies, as in other English-speaking countries).
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 United States
Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas are commonwealths of the United States.
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 may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 United States - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States of America (U.S.A.) (also referred to as the United States, the U.S. America, or (outside its borders) the States), is a federal republic in North America with a strong democratic tradition.
The federal and state government is dominated by two political parties, the Republicans (center-right) and the Democrats (center-left), although minor party candidates and independents are occasionally elected especially to local or state office.
As the world's third largest nation (land area), the United States landscape varies greatly: temperate forestland on the East coast, mangrove forests in Florida, the Great Plains in the centre of the country, the Mississippi-Missouri river system, the Rocky Mountains west of the plains, deserts and temperate coastal zones west of the Rocky Mountains.
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 United States Record @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1787 the United States Constitution was ratified by the Constitutional Convention to establish a federal union of sovereign states and a federal government to operate it.
In response, the United States government under George W. With the support of most of the international community, the armed forces invaded Afghanistan and overthrew the Taliban government, which was considered to be a safe haven for terrorism activities in the Middle East.
The federal government of the United States is comprised of a Legislative Branch (led by the Congress), an Executive Branch (led by the President), and a Judicial Branch (led by the Supreme Court).
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 United States - Online Gambling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the USA, the U.S., America, or the States — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America.
Template:Infobox Country The United States traces its national origin to the United Colonies of America governed by the Second Continental Congress formed in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence by the thirteen British colonies in 1776 that they were free and independent states.
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.
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 ipedia.com: United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States of America (U.S.A.), also referred to as the United States (U.S. America¹, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America and the Pacific Ocean (the islands of Hawaii, and the Aleutians).
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.
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 United States - Gurupedia
The various state constitutions differ in some details but generally follow a pattern similar to that of the federal Constitution, including a statement of the rights of the people and a plan for organizing the government.
Because elections in the United States are among the most expensive in the world access to funds is vital in the political system due to the financial costs of mounting political campaigns.
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.
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 United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States of America (U.S.A.), also referred to as the United States (U.S. America, or the States, is a federal republic in North America and the Pacific Ocean with a strong democratic tradition.
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 the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
Students seeking officership in the United States Military may also enroll in ROTC courses at these colleges or in several Service Academies such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.
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 Lowell Social Studies Courses
United States History 1 is a brief review covering from the Colonial Period to the Spanish-American War.
United States History 2 covers chronological and thematic periods in U.S. history from the Progressive Era to the immediate present.
The course explores the history of Asian-Americans, from their earliest settlements in the United States to the present, and the current issues involved in the foundation and continued maintenance of Asian-American communities.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch697/depts/socialstudies/courses.html   (1286 words)

  
 Sociology Courses
Social structures, social rules and change within society is explored with respect to the history of societal development as well as current social trends.
This course is designed to study the social structure of the United States, i.e., "elitism," "pluralism," and the major ethnic, racial and religious minorities therein; reasons for their migrations, problems encountered, and prohibitions preventing some from participating in the mainstream of American life will also be discussed.
This course explores the historical development of families; class, ethnic and sexual variations of family structure in contemporary societies; social issues that impact contemporary families; the division of labor and power in families; and current trends in American family patterns.
www.mc3.edu /aa/courses/soccrs.htm   (607 words)

  
 United States as the South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the United States both the social structure and its associated values and ideas are racist.
He notes that virtually everyone in the United States so completely accepts the doctrine that most people are not even aware of the radical democratic conception of equality of results.
It is too often seen by its proponents as an end in itself and its proponents lose sight of the larger goal of working for the long run -- working for an non-racist society, not a society that settles for an racially unequal society that uses affirmative action to help a small proportion of fls.
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 Social structure of the United States
It is a generally open society[?] in which there are few legal barriers to peoples' change of social status.
A significant portion of the lower class, expecially single women with children, receives welfare[?].
Owners of small business with modest wealth and income can be considered as the lower middle class[?] -- in Marxist terms, the petty bourgeoisie, stereotypically considered as socially conservative, a characterization which often doesn't apply in the contemporary United States.
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 Hierarchical Structures and Social Value - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Combining both theoretical and historical analysis, the author develops the thesis that the concepts of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are socially constructed.
With case studies of the incorporation of Blacks and Irish immigrants into the social structure of the United States, Richard Williams demonstrates that the social values placed upon these groups result from their placement into specific labour categories rather than from attributes inherent to the groups.
Turning to an analysis of the social structure in the United States at the nation’s founding, he argues that the society was hierarchical from its inception and that immigrant wage labourers were demanded to fill positions created by that hierarchical structure.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521351472   (287 words)

  
 Consumer Behavior: Chapter 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Recognize how individuals' social class membership and relative standing within a class impact their consumption patterns and, in turn, serve as a basis for market segmentation.
Identify factors that obscure recognition of the social class structure in the United States.
Discover how the social class structure of the United States is evolving as well as recognize the marketing implications of this trend.
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 Wikinfo | United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Major components of the European segment of the United States population are descended from immigrants from Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland and Italy with many immigrants also from Scandanavian countries and the Slavic and other populations of eastern and southern Europe and French Canada; few immigrants came directly from France.
In contrast to Europe, nonbelievers are a minority in the United States.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Parson's main interest was integrating the social and personality systems, in which he developed a clear sense of the levels of social analysis through four action systems: behavioral organism, personality, social system, and cultural system.
It was at this time that a structural-functional theory took its place, in which "actors" were seen to be acting in a nonvolunteeristic manner, but constrained by social structures and cultures (Ritzer, 1992).
It describes the idea of social systems; it is straightforward on facts and views about functionalist theories.
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 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 90033316   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Through a combination of theoretical and historical analysis, the author develops the thesis that the concepts of "race" and "ethnicity" are socially constructed.
With case studies of the incorporation of Blacks and Irish immigrants into the social structure of the United States, Richard Williams demonstrates that the social values that have been placed on these groups result from their placement into specific labor categories rather than from attributes inherent to the groups.
Turning to an analysis of the social structure in the United States at the nation's founding, he argues that the society was hierarchical from its inception and that Black slave laborers and Irish wage laborers were demanded to fill positions created by that hierarchical structure.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/cam024/90033316.html   (256 words)

  
 Social Studies Course Guide
The purpose of the Social Studies Department is to contribute to the growth and education of the students by teaching a course of study that will enable them to be well-informed, articulate, compassionate citizens, guided by Christian principles, now and in the future.
The Social Studies Department follows the New York State Syllabus for Grades 9 and 10 by using a chronological approach to the study of global history.
This is a one year course that is concerned with current United States’ political policies and economic issues that have both domestic significance and an international impact.
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 Lamson Library » Blog Archive » Action And Its Environments : Toward A New Synthesis
tags: alexander, jeffrey c, social action, social structure, social structureunited states, united states
Social Capital : A Theory Of Social Structure And Action
Social Planning And Social Change [by] Robert R. Mayer
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 April 1998--The Mason Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Beginning in 1898, the United States won overseas colonies as the spoils of the Spanish-American War: Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Cuba.
The racial heritage of the territorial inhabitants paralleled that of nonwhite groups in the United States: Native Americans, Africans, Asians, Hispanics, and mixed-race people.
It is argued that, following colonial acquisition at the turn of the century, the American "racial tradition" was exported to overseas territories, thereby largely determining colonial policy and administrative practices, the nature of social and racial conflict, and the direction and pace of political evolution in the territories.
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 eddie's main page
Their prime impacts have been dealing with the social, political, and economic landscape in the United States.
The main purpose of this site is to highlight the relationship between Cuba and the United States social fabric which in-turn translates into the international arena.
An honest account of not only the history of Cuban Americans, but also how they have influenced the social structure in the United States over the course of history is necessary to understanding how Cubans function today in society.
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 Amazon.com: Social Mobility and Social Structure (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences): Books: Ronald L. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Social Mobility and Social Structure (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) (Hardcover)
Social Connections in China : Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) by Thomas Gold in Front Matter
The Politics of High-Tech Growth : Developmental Network States in the Global Economy (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) by Sean O'Riain in Front Matter
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 Soci 359: Assignment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Paradigm for the Analysis of Social Systems.
1993: P. Talcott Parsons, Age and Sex in the Social Structure of the United States.
What is the difference between a structural and functional mode of analysis?
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 Readings in Social Theory | Table of Contents
From Talcott Parsons, "Age and Sex in the Social Structure of the United States"
From Peter Blau, "The Structure of Social Associations”
From James Coleman, “Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital”
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 Table of contents for Social class and stratification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Table of contents for Social class and stratification
Table of contents for Social class and stratification : classic statements and theoretical debates / edited by Rhonda F. Levine.
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.
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 Social structure of the United States at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Social structure of the United States at opensource encyclopedia
Owners of small business with modest wealth and income can be considered as the lower middle class -- in Marxist terms, the petty bourgeoisie, stereotypically considered as socially conservative, a characterization which often does not apply in the contemporary United States.
Social structure of the United States in directory
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