The Culture of the United States is a Western culture, and has been developing since long before the United States became a country. Today the United States is a diverse and multi-cultural nation.
The types of food served at home vary greatly and depend upon the region of the country and the familys own cultural heritage. Recent immigrants tend to eat food similar to that of their country of origin, and Americanized versions of these cultural foods, such as American Chinese cuisine or Italian-American cuisine often eventually appear. German cuisine also had a profound impact on American cuisine, especially the mid-western cuisine, with potatoes and meat being the most iconic ingredients in both cuisines.Dishes such as the hamburger, pot roast, baked ham and hot dogs are examples of American dishes derived from German cuisine.
The primary, although not official, language of the United States is American English. According to the 20xx U.S. Census, more than 97% of Americans can speak English well, and for 81% it is the only language spoken at home. Nearly 30 million native speakers of Spanish also reside in the US. There are more than 300 languages besides English which can claim native speakers in the United States-some of which are spoken by the indigenous peoples (about 150 living languages) and others which were imported by immigrants. American Sign Language, used mainly by the deaf, is also native to the country. Hawaiian is also a language native to the United States, as it is indigenous nowhere else except in the state of Hawaii. Spanish is the second most common language in the United States, and is one of the official languages, and the most widely spoken, in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
There are four major regional dialects in the United States: northeastern, south, inland north, and midwestern. The Midwestern accent (considered the "standard accent" in the United States, and analogous in some respects to the received pronunciation elsewhere in the English-speaking world) extends from what were once the "Middle Colonies" across the Midwest to the Pacific states.
The main content of American culture is the emphasize on individuals' value,the pursue of democracy and freedom,the promotion of deploitation and competition and the need of realistic and practicality.Its core is individualism:self first,personal need first,pursue of individual benefit and enjoyment,emphasize on achieving individual value by self-strive and self-design.
This type of intentionally build up of personality and pursue customized individualism has its pros and cons,it gives incentives to people and make them exert on their potential and wisdom and as a result accelerate the development of the entire race and nation; on the other hand it is difficult to keep good relationship among people if everyone is egocentric thus make the entire society lack of unity.
I am going to Hawaii for vacation .I am going in December ,and I am staying for three weeks.Hawaii is comprised of a chain of 132 islands.We usually think of the eight main islands when we think of Hawaii.This is not surprising as the other 124 islands only total about 3 square miles in land area.
Hawaii is home of the world's most active volcano,the crater of Kilauea on Mauna Loa.Sandy beaches,towering volcanoes,and lush valleys lure thousands of tourists each year to this tropical paradise.
Hawaii is the most ethnically and racially diverse state of any state in the union,a mix that includes Caucasians,Americans of Japanese descent,and Polynesians,among others.Native Hawaiians have held on to many of their customs and traditions despite the influx of non-natives over the years.Hawaii is the only state that has an official native language.Statehood had been proposed many times throughout Hawaii's history,but it was not until 1959 that Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.
The United States of America, also known as the United States, the U.S., the U.S.A., and America, is a country in North America that shares land borders with Canada and Mexico, and a sea border with Russia. Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, the United States is a federal republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C.
The present-day continental United States has been inhabited for at least 15,000 years by indigenous tribes. After European exploration and settlement in the 16th century, the English established their own colonies-and gained control of others that had been begun by other European nations-in the eastern portion of the continent in the 17th and early 18th centuries. On 4 July 1776, at war with Britain over fair governance, thirteen of these colonies declared their independence. In 1783, the war ended in British acceptance of the new nation. Since then, the country has more than quadrupled in size: it now consists of 50 states and one federal district; it also has numerous overseas territories.
At over 3.7 million square miles (over 9.5 million km), the U.S. is the third or fourth largest country by total area, depending on whether the disputed areas of China are included. It is the world's third most populous nation, with nearly 300 million people.
The United States has maintained a liberal democratic political system since it adopted its Articles of Confederation on 1 March 1781 and the Constitution, the Articles' replacement, on 17 September 1787. American military, economic, cultural, and political influence increased throughout the 20th century; with the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, the nation emerged as the world's sole remaining superpower. Today, it plays a major role in world affairs.
Los Angeles,known as LA,locates on the west coast of the states,which is the second largest city in America.West coast is known for the incredible weather year round.Days are longer here in August,and it's pretty warm in the evening,so summer is the best time to visit LA.There are a lot of stuff to see here in LA,for example,Hollywood,Disneyland and China Town as well as Korean town,etc.Basically,LA is one of the few international cities around the world,where you can taste authentic cuisines from many other countries.
Southern California is a very relaxing place,people go to beach,museums and games just to escape from a week of hard working.You should definitely come here for your summer vacation.I will be your tour guide for sure.
USA field place North America central section , east face Atlantic Ocean , the north being near to Canada , meet Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico in the south. Subordinate Alaska is located in the North America northwest part , Hawaii is located in middle Pacific Ocean north part. Always cover an area of 9372614 square Qianmi. The coastline is long 22680 kilometers. The plain is that Indian lives in a compact community field. 15 ends of the century Spain , Holland , France , United Kingdom etc. migrate consecutively having come this far. In the 18 centuries fronts,United Kingdom has built 13 colonies along the bank in North America Atlantic Ocean. 1775 has been annual , has broken out to oppose United Kingdom colonizing comrade's Revolutionary War. 1776 annual 7 month 4 days colonial people announce "Declaration of Independence" , announce setting up USA. 1783 annual Revolutionary War are over , United Kingdom admits that 13 colonies are independent.
1787 years pass USA constitution , set up the federation republic. 1803 years purchase Louis anna from France (be located in extensive USA central section area). 1819 years purchase Fla. from Spain. 1845 years invade and occupy Mex Texas. Fields such as that , California 1848 years are ended to Mexican War have got New Mexcico , Yalisang the day afer tomorrow. 1853 years have striven for a piece of land land of Arizona now the southern part and New Mexico southwest part from Mexico. Alaska and Aleutian Islands 1867 years have been bought to tsarist Russia. 1898 years have annexed Hawaii. These places successively add afterwards if federation , USA who forms now's, 1971 annual 1 month 1 day surname our country establishes diplomatic relations.
Social customs differ in different parts of the world If we don"t realize this,misunderstanding may arise between people that behave differently In the United States,people are very informal in social situations For example,they call each other by their given names when two people first meet So do the young to the old In,it would be regarded quite impolite to do so.
Another difference is about what can be talked about in a conversation A Chinese thinks nothing of being asked how much his coat cost while Americans think it impolite to ask such a question A Chinese woman doesn"t care if she is asked about her age Politics,religions,as well as ines are often talked about among Chinese But in the United States these kinds of subjects are usually avoided in conversation.
Since there are many other different social customs between Americans and Chinese,the way that we behave and what we talk about requires our attention If we keep these in mind,we will do it better and understand each other better.
California is west of the United States and is divided into San Francisco and Los Angeles. As soon as we get there, we can see many advanced equipment and spacious roads, so that we can know that the United States is a vast country.
In the mountains of California, huge waterfalls can be seen. Squirrels are running on trees. Apart from the mountains and green mountains, there are also Disneyland and universal studios in the city. Disneyland has a household name, Mickey Mouse, and many children's favorite cartoon characters, with scary haunted houses, crazy roller coasters... And so on.
Now, though, the California have developed many forests, but also some forests have been preserved, let the squirrel can run in the trees, the fish can swim in the water, swimming birds in the sky fly, let the animals keep beautiful homes.
This trip to America let me know the importance of nature to us, so we should love this beautiful home.
Today, my mother and I went to New York.
In New York and New York, there are two tunnels: the Lincoln tunnel and the Holland tunnel. The Lincoln tunnel is a tunnel in New York that spans the Hudson River to link the state of New Jersey. Olay is on the design of Xinshi?. The total length is 2281 meters, and the width is 6 and 55 meters. A tunnel into the tunnel, feeling very long, very dark, only two of the common tunnel light faint light. The Holland tunnel, 2608 meters long, sank on the Hudson River bed.
On entering New York, a large sign reads: "upper, middle, lower city". The upper and lower cities are good areas. The buildings on the city are tall and majestic. The architecture of the city is old and simple. There are two different kinds of beauty in the upper and lower cities, but these two kinds of beauty are not available to each other.
The city is home to the world's most famous Locke Philo center. There are old parks in the lower city. There are high-rise buildings on the city, one after another is very majestic, each high-rise buildings have different characteristics, some tall and clinking, and some like building blocks up the same. The buildings in the lower city, though small, are also interesting. The buildings are almost the same. They are very elegant.
There are three scenic spots: Times Square and Central Park, Fifth Avenue. Now if you go to Times Square, you will have two kind of feeling, a feeling is in progress is two times, feeling Chinese stood up, because there are Chinese ads below, many shopping malls and speak Chinese salesman.
Central Park is big and beautiful. Fifth Avenue thing is all shops have a superb collection of beautiful things.
In 1869, the draft of the statue of Liberty was completed, and Bartholdy began to throw himself into the work of sculpture. He has traveled to the United States to win American support for the statue scheme, but Americans have been slow to realize the value of the gift. Until 1876, Bartholdy held in Philadelphia to celebrate the 100th anniversary independent exposition, in order to attract public attention of , the statue of liberty he held the torch hand on display at the fair, just a sensation. Placed in front of people in this hand only index finger on the length of 2.44 meters, more than 1 meters in diameter, nail thickness of 25 cm, 12 people can stand on the edge of the torch. So this a few days ago also little-known sculpture suddenly worth a hundred times, become the everyone to appreciate art treasures.
We boarded the cruise ship and went up to the two floor. The river wind is very cool, put the hair on my forehead to the back, behind the hair along the wind, blown into the "fluttering" hairstyle.
I saw a wide river, suffused with blue waves, along the river, or building embedded in the trees between the hills, or tall, a flourishing; the distance, Shuitianyise blue, the river formed the sparkling, white water, and the sky seemed to have no boundaries, white clouds and the sky is abnormal white. I saw in the front of the right a statue standing there, that should be the Statue of Liberty, I think.
Not far away, just 100 meters ahead, Statue of Liberty holds aloft the torch, gentle and kind, calm and steady. Under the blue sky and white clouds, the Statue of Liberty is like a pale blue jade carving. At this moment, a small sailing boat passed by, and added a beautiful landscape to this beautiful picture.
Today we're going to visit Stanford university, a very old university, and it's recognized as one of the world's most distinguished universities.
Our bus stopped at Stanford university, and I saw an antique building. All the way forward, the building that was built of stone, though made of stone, was built very fine, with different patterns engraved on it. It was then that I was attracted by a church building, whose metope was a beautiful picture of more than 20,000 pieces of Mosaic, which is the memorial church of Stanford university. At Stanford, there is no lack of sophistication, and even the flowers and plants are so finely manicured that, on a large lawn, the flowers and plants are pruned into a big Stanford university logo.
At Stanford, one hour at a time, we had to be reluctant to say goodbye to her. This famous university has given me so much hope that I can go to this university when I grow up.
After a brief reunion with our American aunt, we soon embarked on a trip to the east of the United States. Our first stop was New York.
On July 21, we got up at 6:30 am and after more than half an hour's drive, we came to Wall Street. There was a bull in the street, and I took many photos with my parents. After that, we went to the Empire State Building and passed through security. Then, let's go through the winding corridor to the elevator, and soon, a delicate elevator will we carry on the 80 layer, through the 80th floor of pictures and words, I understand the process of the Empire State Building construction in the 1830 s, the U.S. government in 400 days time built the 102th floor of the Empire State Building, is a miracle. We're on the 86th floor, and the 86th floor is a sightseeing layer that can get a full view of New York City. Then we went to the met and saw the Egyptian temple, the dunhuang murals, the longyan grottoes and so on.
Then we followed the guide to the intrepid America and saw the American space agency NASA's space shuttle.
Finally, we went to times square, but I didn't buy anything I liked.