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 Culture of the United States
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)

 EH.Net Encyclopedia: A History of the Standard of Living in the United States
During many years of teaching, I have introduced the topic of the standard of living by asking students to pretend that they would be born again to unknown (random) parents in a country they could choose based on three of its characteristics.
These calculations understate the growing disparity in the material standard of living because several African countries today fall significantly below the average, whereas it is unlikely that they did so in 1820 because GDP for the continent as a whole was close to the level of subsistence.
Americans were very tall by global standards in the early nineteenth century as a result of their rich and varied diets, low population density, and relative equality of wealth.
eh.net /encyclopedia/article/steckel.standard.living.us   (3506 words)

 United States Economy - Search View - MSN Encarta
United States consumers and families are, on average, financially better off today than they were 50 or 100 years ago, and they have more leisure time, which is one of the reasons why the demand for services has increased so rapidly.
Standards of living declined in some communities whose economies centered on farming or around large factories that shut down.
And as workers born during the boom have aged, the workforce in the United States has grown progressively older, with the percentage of workers under the age of 25 falling from 20.3 percent in 1980 to about 15 percent in 2004.
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 Standard of living in the United States: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The standard of living of the United States is considered among the highest in the world.
By measures of material wealth such as "per capita income" or per capital consumption[?], the United States ranks higher than almost all countries.
However, a "standard of living" is subjective and open to different interpretations.
www.encyclopedian.com /st/Standard-of-living-in-the-United-States.html   (144 words)

 Wikinfo | United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=United_States   (1714 words)

 US Economy: Current Trends and Issues
Over the next century, average standards of living in the United States will almost certainly rise, so that on average, people living at the end of the century are likely to be better off in material terms than people are today.
During the past century, the primary reasons for the increase in living standards in the United States were technological progress, business investments in capital goods, and people’s investments in greater education and training (which were often subsidized by government programs).
United States immigration policies have not been as closely tied to job-market requirements as immigration policies in many other nations have been.
www.theusaonline.com /economy/trends.htm   (1811 words)

 Income Inequality
Standard of living is the level of consumption.
The high standard of living in the United States offsets the differences in income.
The percent of the fl population that was employed grew from 52% in 1980 to 61% in 2000 (
www.wsu.edu /~msmeall/HMA_revised/standard.html   (326 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Nikita Krushchev: Address to the UN General Assembly, Sept. 23 1960
Some people in the United States occasionally like to boast that the standard of living in their country is higher than that in other countries.
It is the sacred duty, of the United Nations to uphold the sovereign rights of States, and to press for the re-establishment of international relations on a sound legal basis and for the ending of the arms race.
An essential condition for this is the immediate and complete withdrawal of all United States troops from South Korea, for their presence poisons the atmosphere not only in Korea but throughout the Far East and has made possible such shameful facts as the rigging of elections in South Korea.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1960khrushchev-un1.html   (2883 words)

 Center for Immigration Studies
The United States is virtually the only advanced industrialized countries in its rate of population increase.
The Census Bureau's latest population projections specifically address this question and state that immigration is a "highly inefficient" means for increasing the proportion of the population who are workers in the long run.
This estimate was of children born in the United States to immigrant women during the 1990s and were still living in the United States at the time of the 2000 Census.
www.cis.org /articles/2001/sactestimony701.html   (3064 words)

The United States and Canada are by far the largest consumers of oil per capita.
A study from the United Nations Environment Programme in 1976 suggested that chlorofluorocarbons used in refrigerators and sprays (CFCs) were rising into to the atmosphere and producing a chemical reaction which was destroying this layer of protection.
The legislation precludes the EPA from interfering in the state cleanups unless (1) a state requests assistance, (2) the contamination migrates across state lines or onto federal property, or (3) there is an "imminent and substantial endangerment" to public health or the environment and additional work needs to be done.
www.newsbatch.com /environment.htm   (9230 words)

 Hometown USA - Cities, Towns, Villages and Communities
Iowa is the 29th state of the United States, having joined the union on December 28, 1846.
The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, U.S.A., U.S., America, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America, stretching from the Atlantic coast in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west.
The United States traces its national origin to the declaration by thirteen British colonies in 1776 that they were free and independent states.
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 Franklin County, Ohio Recorder - Why Use Standard Form Living Wills?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In the first case, if the doctor treats it like a standard form and a court finally determines that his/her actions were not in conformity with the actions required of him/her under the non-standard form, he/she may be assuming liability for his/her actions, or the patient may have problems resolving life insurance settlements.
The Ohio law states that if nutrition and hydration are to be withheld under the instructions of a Living Will, then that must be a separate paragraph in capital letters and separately initialed by the declarant.
It is not a question of whether or not your non-standard Living Will form is valid; it is a question of whether the medical community will carry out your wishes, having concern for their own safety on civil and criminal liabilities.
www.co.franklin.oh.us /Recorder/standard_form.htm   (672 words)

 Bill: Sen. Lieberman's National Broadband Strategy Act of 2002, 6/5/02.
If the United States does nothing regarding Social Security, it is estimated that by 2030 the annual shortfall between amounts in the Social Security Trust Fund and the amount required to meet obligations of the Fund will reach $814,000,000,000 (in 1999 dollars).
The United States has approximately $7,4000,000,000,000 in obligations coming due, and it advisable to have our fiscal house in order, hopefully with no national debt, when these obligations must be paid.
By 2005, the United States is projected to fall to ninth place in broadband deployment, surpassed by Asian markets in Hong Kong and Singapore, the Scandinavian countries Denmark and Norway, and the Netherlands.
www.techlawjournal.com /cong107/lieberman/20020605.asp   (1402 words)

 washingtonpost.com: WASHINGTON IN BRIEF
Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson said yesterday that the United States and Mexico had agreed to a pilot program, through Sept. 30, to repatriate illegal immigrants found in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert region.
The first flight is expected to be July 12, after the United States finalizes contracts for air transport.
States are getting a reminder from the federal government: Make plans quickly to spend more than $2 billion in education money or be ready to lose it.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A15909-2004Jun29?language=printer   (420 words)

 Center for Immigration Studies
The latest Census Bureau projections indicate that in the next 50 years, if the current level of immigration continues, there will be 80 million to 90 million more people living in the United States than there would have been with moderate immigration of 250,000 a year.
In fact, the United States is virtually the only major industrialized country that faces the task of cutting emissions while also dealing with rapid population growth.
It is also worth noting that because most immigrants come from developing countries, immigration has the effect of transferring population from the less-polluting parts of the world to the more-polluting parts of the world.
www.cis.org /articles/1997/sac11-28-97.html   (638 words)

 Emergency Committee For American Trade - Hot Issues
On the issue of import restrictions, we believe it is imperative that the United States remain steadfast in its adherence to WTO rules and in its opposition to protectionism.
Second, the United States must regain its leadership role in promoting comprehensive and trade-oriented global, regional and bilateral agreements that focus on the liberalization of trade and investment.
Under your leadership, the United States can embrace a positive trade and investment agenda that will support prosperity at home and abroad, along with new markets and new opportunities for U.S. companies, their workers and families.
www.ecattrade.com /issues/content.asp?ID=23   (796 words)

 American Culture Myths and Realities
Visitors to the United States are often surprised at how hard most Americans work, at their long work hours and short vacations, and at the fast pace of American life in general.
It would be wise to be aware of the tensions that may exist in the communities you visit in the united States, but do not fear that this will be a common or frequent problem.
Visitors to the United States are sometimes surprised to find that the African-Americans they meet in the United States have nothing in common with the violent stereotype so often projected in the movies.
www.intstudy.com /articles/usamyth.htm   (1371 words)

Since the United States is the economic bastion of the free world, many countries look to America for various types of support.
Florida farmers are not asking the United States government to prohibit or restrict the importation of Mexican produce.
Bob Crawford, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, stated that trade will not be fair until Mexico and other countries can only grow their products under the same food safety and pesticide requirements that growers and suppliers in the United States are required to follow.
www.floridafarmers.org /issues/competition.htm   (587 words)

 NSDL Metadata Record -- A History of the Standard of Living in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
NSDL Metadata Record -- A History of the Standard of Living in the United States
Standard of living is often evaluated by people using the same criteria.
This article discusses the standard of living in the United States mainly through the GDP and life expectancy.
nsdl.org /mr/916269   (67 words)

 Pesticide Usage in the United States: History, Benefits, Risks, and Trends
In the United States, pesticides are used on 900,000 farms and in 70 million households.
Truly, the standard of living we take for granted in the United States would not be possible without the benefits of pesticides.
The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating.
pubs.caes.uga.edu /caespubs/pubcd/B1121.htm   (3849 words)

 Ancestry.com - Terms and Conditions
The Sites are operated in the United States of America and operated to be in compliance with the laws of the United States.
From the United States, you may only cancel by phone and must call Ancestry at 1-800-262-3787 at least two days before the renewal date for the cancellation to be effective.
6.1 This Subscriber Agreement is governed by the law of the State of Utah, without regard to its principles on conflicts of laws, and the federal law of the United States of America.
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 Frequently Asked Questions - Main Page
The Charters of Freedom are the founding documents of the United States.
The general and permanent laws of the United States can be found in the U.S. Code.
State laws are generally available in larger public and academic libraries.
www.archives.gov /frequently_asked_questions   (4027 words)

 Fair Housing Act as Amended (Title 8)
(2)rooms or units in dwellings containing living quarters occupied or intended to be occupied by no more than four families living independently of each other, if the owner actually maintains and occupies one of such living quarters as his residence.
The United States shall be liable for such fees and costs to the extent provided by section 504 of title 5, United States Code, or by section 2412 of title 28, United States Code.
The United States shall be liable for such fees and costs to the same extent as a private person.
www.usdoj.gov /crt/housing/title8.htm   (8501 words)

 Borrowing During the Bush Years - Deeper and Deeper - New York Times
While foreign investors were putting up most of the $1.5 trillion the federal government has borrowed since 2001, they were also snapping up hundreds of billions of dollars in private sector securities, transactions that have been a big source of the easy money that allowed Americans to borrow heavily against their homes.
The result, as The Wall Street Journal reported last week, is that for the first time in at least 90 years, the United States is now paying noticeably more to foreign creditors than it receives from its investments abroad.
It means that a growing share of America’s future collective income will flow abroad, leading to a lower standard of living in the United States than would otherwise have been achieved.
www.nytimes.com /2006/10/05/opinion/05thu2.html?ex=1317700800&en=9f5f4982a8f710de&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (384 words)

 The Economics Of Abortion
Our high standard of living is due in part to 40 million babies sacrificed by abortion to the god of money these past 25 years.
The present economy has been built on the backs of dead babies and those who support abortion fear that its abolition will mean that they will not be able to keep the same standard of living that they have grown accustomed to.
Even if she can continue to work, now there are five people to support instead of four; three to send to college instead of two; and a child living at home for eighteen more years instead of five.
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 Outsourcing Opponants / Economics of Outsourcing
There are two main arguments against outsourcing; the first is that outsourcing has lead to the drainage of jobs that belong to the American middle class, the second arguments argues that those jobs outsourced leads to poorer quality in goods and services produced.
In 2003 the United States ran a trade deficit in advanced technology products and services for the first time on record.
In 1997 the United States had a trade surplus in these same goods of $60 billion (Source).
www.plu.edu /~econ331/perspectives/outsourcing-opponants.html   (430 words)

 NJPEP: Virtual Academy
Discuss how innovation, entrepreneurship, competition, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement in productivity are responsible for the rise in the standard of living in the United States and other countries with market economies.
Describe the many ways federal, state, and local governments raise funds to meet the need for public facilities and government services.
Describe how inventions and innovations have improved standards of living over the course of history.
www.state.nj.us /njded/njpep/standards/revised_standards/social_studies_newstandards/6_5/grade_8.html   (340 words)

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Americans also recognize the contributions corporations make to the growth of our economy and to an improved standard of living in the United States.
The civil justice system in the United States provides a revered forum for resolving disputes when individuals are harmed by the misconduct of corporations and insurance companies.
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