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The American Culture (At a Glance) Glance By Cathy Chang
Starting Question Do we have a Taiwanese culture that is unique and different from other countries/cultures? What is your impression of America? What do you know about the American culture?
United States Known as the melting pot –Academics = salad bowl (cultural diversity)Academics diversity –Immigrations = Ireland, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Western AfricaImmigrations Four races = Native American or American Indian, African American, Asian and Whiteraces
Interesting State Facts Nevada = Only State that has legalized prostitutionlegalized –Brothels are heavily regulatedBrothels regulated Utah = has the largest population of Mormonspopulation Mormons –Main church = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hawaii = used to be it s own country as a monarchy monarchy Texas = used to be part of Mexico Massachusetts = the only States that legalizes same-sex marriage Washington D.C. = the countries capital –Not a State but a districtdistrict –Mostly African Americans live there
New York City The Statue of Liberty –Given by France after the American Revolution Revolution –Represents freedom and democracyRepresents –Torch: symbol of enlightenment enlightenment –Crown (25 windows): symbolizes gemstones and heaven s rays shining over the worldgemstonesrays –Crown spikes (7): seven seas and continents continents –Tablet: a book of lawTablet –Broken chains: freedom as movement forward against oppression and servitudechainsmovement oppression servitude
Personal Spaces Intimate distance: about 18 inches (45.7 cm) apart –For family, pets and very close friends Personal distance: about 4 to 5 feet ( meters) –For friends and acquaintances –Handshakes with strangers = at least 2 to 4 feet apart Social distance: about 4 to 12 feet ( meters) –For formal, business and other impersonal interactions such as meeting a clientimpersonal Public Space: more than 12 feet (3.7 meters)
The American Dream Land of opportunity (1) individual freedom of choice in life styles (2) equal access to economic abundanceabundance (3) the pursuit of shared objectives mutually advantageous to the individual and societyobjectives mutually advantageous
September 11, 2001 Do you remember what you were doing at this time? What was your first reaction when you heard about the news? What is your attitude now towards the United States?
Vocabularies A Glance Academics Diversity Immigration Race Colony Legalize Brothel Regulate Population Mormon Monarchy District Revolution Represent Enlightenment Gemstone Rays Continent Tablet Chain Movement Oppression Servitude Impersonal Abundance Objective Mutually Advantageous