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The Context of Traditional American Values: Racial, Ethnic, Religious, and Cultural Diversity. Today, the US is the most diverse country in the worldRacially, ethnically, culturally, religouslyThe US has always had some diversityNative AmericansSpanish settlersFrench missionariesBlack slavesB
American Writers:. Washington Irving 1783 - 1859 Named after George Washington Writings often told about American History “Rip Van Winkle” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Was a bridge between European literary traditions and a new type of writer who
AMERICAN CULTURE. Colonial Life. Most people had English origins English language, traditions Self-government Colonial assemblies elected by white male property owners Two colonies had elected governors (RI and CT) Religious toleration
American Culture. Art - Painters. Painted landscapes that showed the beauty of America. Thomas Cole. Landscapes, beauty, romantic images of nature, use of lighting A sense of optimism, nationalism, pride. Founder of the Hudson River School
American Culture. Welcome to America. Geography. Climate. History. 1492 Christopher Columbus landed in West Indies. 17 th century European came by 1000s 1776 July 4th declaration of independence from England. 1789 new American Government
American Culture. Ch. 9 section 4. Literature. James Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohican’s http:// youtu.be/aMZtQhhS14w. 1827 John Audubon begins publishing The Birds of America which is highly admired in England. Carolina Parakeet which is now extinct. Audubon’s Birds.
American Culture . Chapter 4 - The Frontier Heritage. American Frontier. American Frontier. The Impact of the American Frontier (1). The ‘frontier’ has not existed for more than 100 years, but it’s effects are still present today
Who am I Laura Mendoza Born and raised in Espoo, Finland Studied and worked in Seattle, USA for 10+ years English lecturer (Language Centre, TKK) Finland USA Mexico Finland. American culture. Objective:. To deepen our understanding of the American culture
American Culture. Chapter 11: The American Family. Family Structures. For American Adults: Immediate family = wife/ husband + kids Other family = separate units (parents, siblings, etc) Extended family = Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, grandparents Traditional “family unit”