My American Culture

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Being born and raised in America, I have grown to love my country, and my nationality. I am apart of many cultures, I am ethnically Swedish and am Christian. I am very nerdy, and am quite the hipster. All of these are different cultures that I could have chosen to write this paper on. But if I had to pick a culture that I think is the most prevalent in my everyday life, it would be the American culture. I feel like all of these sub-cultures I am apart of are only possible because I am a part of the American culture. The main thing I think that is unique to American culture is being able to be a part of several sub-cultures. Everyone within our culture has several cultures that they can identify with, but I think that this itself is a part of…show more content…
Most our beliefs and ideals come from our history and what made people come to this country. We are a country that successfully was able to have a revolution, and break away from another country. We are also a country that is made up of immigrants from all across the world. One center idea that led people into our culture, is the idea of the American dream. The American dream is a central idea of our culture. It shaped American culture, it brought people into the culture. Another thing most Americans live by is the constitution of the united states. Our constitution that the founding fathers wrote, is what shapes us Americans. It is what makes us who we are. The constitution itself is very individualist. Most of our self-identity is based on the values that come from the constitution. Because I am patriotic and follow American ideals do I think that our country and culture are perfect? No! Most Americans would agree with me. For example, I and most Americans have a love hate relationship with fast food places and other large corporations. American culture means that we can all be divided on an issue and be free to express our opinion on it. American culture, in a nutshell has many different people, dialects, rituals and ideas that are all what makes being American. Most people in the American culture might be divided on issues, but at the end of the day I think this is what makes us apart of our culture. People in American culture might have differences but we all share similar dreams, values, and history which shapes our culture, and in a way,
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