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Maintaining the American Lifestyle

- The American lifestyle is a difficult obsession to maintain, our focus and need for material items is very stressful on the government. The government has to do a lot of lying and exaggerating to keep the American standard of living attainable. People do not realize that a lot of their material items (i.e. oil) come from overseas. The way American officials choose to obtain this oil is through military force and strong attempts to control the world. When citizens see the country this way they get upset; no one likes the idea of murdering innocent people just to drive to work in the morning....   [tags: USA, lifestyle, economics, standard of living, ]

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Ego to Elite: The American Lifestyle

- ... The “in-group bias” refers to when you favor your group over another’s (Myers). This phenomenon can surely explain why Americans portray a self-centered image. Americans seem to be more and more interested in themselves rather than others. We immerse ourselves in our “in-group” and in turn, exclude the “out-group,” those whose viewpoints are in conflict with ours. Americans are also not known to be theoretically or philosophically oriented in their daily lives (Global Semesters). This can be seen as a product of encouraged free speech, thought, and religion in our country....   [tags: culture and beliefs, egocentrism]

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Impact of the American Lifestyle on the Planet

- The Impact of the American Lifestyle on the Planet Haven’t you heard this BIG news. Maybe you haven’t, perhaps distracted by recent headlines surrounding the war or Santa Claus. Well, only last week more definitive evidence came forth which demonstrates that bigfoot does exist. It is we. Yes, those of us in the United States, on average, have the biggest feet on the planet. Surprised. I am not writing here about shoe size—the literal interpretation—but rather the individual impact that our lifestyles have on the planet....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Unhealthy Lifestyle of American Citizens

- The United States of America is one of the most advanced mass producing countries in the world. With vast technological and agricultural advances, physical activity and minimal production of crops has become obsolete. An epidemic as defined in An Introduction to Community Health by Mckenzie, Pinger, and Kotecki, is “an unexpectedly large number of cases of an illness, specific health-related behavior, or other health related event.” Diabetes, heart disease and cancer are all forms of lifestyle diseases, and each of these diseases of the human body can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices, particularly affecting those who are overweight or obese....   [tags: obesity, body mass, bmi, overweight]

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American Culture and Lifestyle During The Great Depression

- The Great Depression was one of the most important historical events that has happened within the last century that impacted every Americans life one way or another. There were many factors that could be an explanation of why The Great Depression happened, but there is no one definitive list of the reasons of what caused The Great Depression. It was a mixture of events in the United States and outside of it that probably led to this period of time to happen. The main reason that everyone could agree on was the event of the Wall Street Crash of 1929....   [tags: tariff act, horrible economy, entertaintment]

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The Truth to the Puritanism Lifestyle in American Literature

- The Truth to the Puritanism Lifestyle in American Literature There are many suspicions about weather Puritanism is accurately depicted in books. This should clear things up a bit. The depiction of the puritan life style in American Literature is in some ways inaccurate but it is mostly accurate. The Puritans' were very religious but their family and social traditions were vaguely addressed. In literature such as The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", "The Devil and Tom Walker", the Puritan lifestyle is mostly accurately depicted even though some things were left out....   [tags: Puritan]

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The Dangers of Being so Dependent on Oil in the US

- What will happen to America no oil coming from other countries. America uses more than one-third of the world’s energy, and “95% of the energy is powered by oil.”(UCSUSA.) However, “Americans are only able to produce one-third of the oil needs,” (NatGeo.) in order to run what the country as it is now. The other two-thirds of the oil needed come from unstable parts of the world such as the Middle East China, and Africa. Without imported oil, America can lose the world power, due to the fact, that America only rely on one source of energy and unable to produce the amount of energy needed without imported oil....   [tags: American economy and lifestyle]

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Elite Southern Women Prior to the Civil War

- Prior to the Civil War, the South was a society based on strict racial and gender hierarchies. Seemingly, elite southern women did not advocate for social and political change because they were content not to disrupt the gender hierarchy of their society. Their subordinacy to elite southern men and their society's view of ladylike characteristics was central to how southern women defined themselves. In order to advocate for change, elite southern women would have had to become unladylike and willing to give up a lifestyle that made them comfortable....   [tags: American History, Change, Lifestyle]

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American Family and Values

- Nothing is a better experience for a parent than watching their child grow into who they were taught to be. It turns out that 66% of parents intend to and do raise their children with the same life lessons, good or bad, that they were exposed to when they were young (Murray). Raising a family requires values, which evolve into ethics, and are crucial to a successful family. This shows that values are what keep the family in their desired lifestyle. Diversity of values in American families, through morals and tradition, is key to what makes this country so unique....   [tags: morals, ethics, diversity, traditions, lifestyle]

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F. Scott Fitzgeral and His Impact in American Literature and Other Writers

- F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say” (qtd. in Goodreads). In Fitzgerald's life he overcame many obstacles such as alcoholism and his wife going to an insane asylum, but tragedy often creates the most spectacular writers. His skill is seen in almost every piece he produced,which in turn created a legend. F. Scott Fitzgerald revolutionized American literature through his accurate portrayal of the 1920’s. Fitzgerald was an amazing writer who influenced the life of many and gave the American people a peek into the somewhat mysterious world of the roaring twenties....   [tags: Twenties, Lifestyle, Novels]

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The American Diet

- The typical American diet has become a very controversial and touchy topic that can easily offend some people. Many people from different walks of life all have the same problem in the U.S., their growing waistline. Does fault lie with the nations culture or is the fault our own. Many foods commonly eaten in the U.S. are considered fatty or unhealthy yet many Americans eat them anyway though the information and facts are clearly labeled on the packages of the food we consume. Are there any religious reasons behind our terrible diet choices....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]

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American Medical Association: Obesity as a Dicease

- Is it true that over a third of Americans are diseased. The American Medical Association, AMA, has officially recognized obesity as a disease. Obesity is defined as “a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of thirty or greater” (“Is Obesity a Disease”). The debate over whether it is a disease still rises up today as obesity rates and the costs of treating obesity-related conditions increase in the United States....   [tags: fat reserve, lifestyle, prevention]

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The Bahamian and American Cultures

- Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” (Vinod, 2013, p. 358). According to (Cole, 1986) Culture is “a people’s patterns of behavior; the totality of values, ideas and means by which a people deals with its geographical, social, political and economic environment” It is considered as way of life adopted and exercised over a given period of time some bordering to centuries. Different communities have different cultures which are essential in assigning each of these communities an identity....   [tags: lifestyle, ethnocentrism]

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Native American Slaveholders

- Essay Slavery had different forms in space and time. The Native Americans had slavery before Europeans came to America. However when Europeans come Native American cultures need to adapt to their influences. In this essay I will discuss how Native American cultures adapted to European influences by examining the enslavement of African Americans. For Native Americans slavery was “a legitimate fate for captives of war”. They used captives as forced laborers . Sometimes they could exchange slaves, but never participated in slave market....   [tags: European Lifestyle, Racial Equality]

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The American Diet

- Have you noticed that around every corner is some kind of snack or soft-drink vending machine. When you walk outside there is most likely some kind of fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance that offers food and drinks on demand with little to no wait. Living in a fast paced world, these fast and easily accessible foods have become something many rely on. Yes, with all of our technical and cultural advances in America we have surely come a long way in these past few decades....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]

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The American Diet

- The world’s dietary functionality differs from region to region, but a consensus remains constant; americans have an unfulfilling diet overall. In other countries the have their diet scheduled for three structured meals for each day, whereas americans eat whenever their minds tell them that they are hungry. The problem with the american way is when americans eat, they eat food that is filling to the brain but not to the stomach. Americans are always on the run, therefore there is not sufficient time to prepare a structured meals; instead americans rely on fast food....   [tags: Health, Eating Habits, Lifestyle]

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The Lifestyle of Slaves and How Difficult It Was

- ... In general for all slaves there were expectations they owner had on them and they basically had to ruled their life’s by them. I believe that living a life as a slave is no doubt of the most difficult things anyone can experience, today we take freedom as a right that we have and we never stop and think that there were people who were born and raise without free will and weren’t masters of their destiny. Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and slaves build the economic foundations of the new nation....   [tags: freedom, will, religious, owner]

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Finding Remission with Lifestyle Changes

- Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States, and kills more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. “In 1996 diabetes alone contributed to more than 162,000 deaths"(Lewis 1367). Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that resists the effects of insulin or doesn’t produce enough to maintain a normal glucose level . Everyday medications are being prescribed to help the treatment of Diabetes type 2 however the risks that come with taking these medications seem to be disregarded by majority of the patients....   [tags: living with diabetes, alternative medicine]

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Shocking Rates of HIV-AIDS Rates Among African American Women

- Every year there are millions of people dying. People are dying of cancer, lung problems, or disease. Sexually transmitted diseases may also lead to death. For example, the HIV virus is one reason why black women are dying. This virus has the power to weaken someone’s immune system. There have been studies that have shown how African American women suffer from viruses like HIV/Aids. According to a report from the CDC, recent epidemiologic reports show that black women are at risk for HIV infection along with other sexually transmitted diseases (Sharpe, 2012, Pg....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis, lifestyle]

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Lifestyle Incongruence

- The situation that places African-Americans along with other minorities at an economic disadvantage because blacks tend to earn less than whites which often force blacks to pick between paying rent or providing food to make it daily. The hierarchy of needs are not being meet psychologically is a stressor that can produce health related illness that can effect a community as a whole if no intervention are made. (16) In exploring the impact that cultural model on the African-American community, William Dressler and James Bindon case study entitled, “The Health consequence of cultural consonance; cultural dimension of lifestyle, social support and arterial blood pressure in an African American...   [tags: Economy, Minorities, Poverty]

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American Colony Lifestyles

- So close yet so far The lifestyle in the three American colonies sections, varied dramatically, the most obvious was the difference between the New England and the Southern colonies. The New England colonies varied in many ways from the southern colonies, the most obvious were the motives for the founders, the political and social beliefs, and economic differences. The New England colonies were much more interested in starting a new way of life for the generations to come, the Southern colonies based lived for the day and the quick dollar....   [tags: American History]

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Is the American Dream Still Possible?

- The American Dream is so important to our country and especially for our generation to take seriously. The American Dream is the opportunity to reach the goals one sets for themselves. It is about having your dream job and life you have always fantasized about. The dream is also about having freedom and equality. The American Dream was much easier to attain a few decades ago compared to today. However, it is still possible. The economy was better fifty years ago than it is today. People are in greater debt now and the United States is in higher debt than it was fifty years ago....   [tags: american dream, freedom, equality]

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The Evolution of the American Dream

- Comparing the perspective of the American dream in the 1920’s to the American Dream in the 1940’s and present day seems to be a repeating cycle. The American dream is always evolving and changing. The American dream for present day is similar to the dream of the 1920’s. An Ideal of the American life is to conform to what our society has determined is success. Money, materialism and status had replaced the teachings of our founding fathers in the 1920’s. A return to family values and hard work found its way back into American’s lives in the 1940’s....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Kane, Gatsby, And The American Dream

- The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Citizen Kane a movie directed by Orson Welles are both monumental stories in American society as they both represent the American dream at it’s most brilliant high. The Great Gatsby is all about time and the American dream; it is essentially what consumes Gatsby. Both Kane and Gatsby are representations of the American dream, and as we read into their stories we see that time and the dream become so intertwined that it is hard to see them apart....   [tags: American Dream, Great Gatsby]

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How The American Family Has Changed

- American families have changed tremendously over the past years. Families did not only face the change in their status or social behavior; but also faced a change in their lifestyle. Now there are different types of families with different types of norms and values. Families are socially, ethnically and very expressively diverse than ever before (Angier). American family has gone through a huge transformation. This transformation is all about changes in lifestyle and how it functions. We have come extremely far where women are contributing in the paid labor force, divorce rates are high, people are not getting married early or having kids when they get married, and most people are getting...   [tags: The American Family]

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History of the American Department Stores

- 1.0 - Introduction Over the years, the American department store has developed and evolved as not only a commercial business but also a cultural institution. While it has weathered many storms and changes since its inception and throughout history, its most predominant enemy has been a change in the lifestyle of the American people (Whitaker, 2013). As the customer’s needs and wants have shifted, department stores have struggled to keep up with demands. It has been argued that the decline of the department store has been ongoing for the last 50 years (Whitaker, 2013)....   [tags: commercial business, american market]

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The Evolution of American Culture

- The American culture has changed so much in the last10 years. People’s moral values are below normal standards, and the older generation is outraged and distributed by the way things are being handling in today’s society. In Chapter 1, Wilson defined popular culture as “the culture of everyone in a society, and the customs and practices handed down from generation to generation” (Wilson, 2001). In order to understand American culture, one must have knowledge of the history and the tradition of the country....   [tags: American History, Sociology, Cultural]

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Hasidism: The Radical Lifestyle and Behavior of Hasidic Jews

- The Hasidic lifestyle may be radically different than other lifestyles but it Hasidism is considered normal for Hasidic Jews. Hasidism began in the 1730s and created a unique religion focused on God and the Talmud. Their purpose in life, lifestyle, beliefs, and views set them apart from the rest of the world. Hasidism, instituted by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, centers around the concentrated study of the Talmud and its application to Jewish lives. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov and his followers “created a way of Jewish life that emphasized the ability of all Jews to grow closer to God [in] everything they do, say, and think” (Jewish-Library)....   [tags: God, Talmud, Religion]

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The American Way of Life

- America is “considered” to be a land of opportunities, promises, independence, hope, and freedom. Anyone can grow up to be the President of the United States, member of Congress, or even become wealthy. This is possible because all it takes hard work. However, this is nearly “just a dream” because equality doesn’t exist among everyone. The poor have little to no chance to get richer, while the rich remain rich. As President Woodrow Wilson once said in his New Freedom campaign, “American enterprise is not free; the man with only a little capital is finding it harder and harder to get into the field, more and more impossible to compete with the big fellow....   [tags: American History, Laissez-faire]

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Treatment of The Native Americans Throughout American History

- When Christopher Columbus stepped foot on the New Land on October 12, 1492, the White Man came in contact with people of entirely different values and cultures. From that moment, the Native American was exposed to the world. Because their lifestyle was so much unlike that of European descent, they were mostly portrayed negatively, simply because they were different. Native American stereotypes have developed that put our aborigines predecessors in the negative light. However, many New Englanders had experiences with Native Americans that allowed them to see their true potential in society....   [tags: American History, Stereotypes]

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The American Dream: It's Not All About Money

- As individuals, we have our own ideas of what the American Dream consists of. To some it may be the realm of possibilities, while to others it may be fame and fortune. America is the only country in which the idea of a national dream has been continually upheld, and we have been a model for other nations to follow. Foreigners have come here to live the dream, and all the while Americans are still struggling to find it. As we continue to search high and low for how to find or how we can buy the dream and make it a reality, Americans have promiscuously thrown their money around in hopes of obtaining the dream and consequently are broke and more miserable than ever....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Native American Sports

- Native Americans are known for many different qualities they had as a part of their lifestyle. The games and sports they created to play that are now used in today’s society, lacrosse being the most famous. Some of the games played in the early times are either drastically changed or no longer played. There are many different Native American tribes that factor out cultural differences and depending on the tribe, the lifestyle qualities such as sports, games, and rituals differentiate between one another....   [tags: native american history, athletics]

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American Indians: Health Disparities Research

- American Indians have had health disparities as result of unmet needs and historical traumatic experiences that have lasted over 500 hundred years.1(p99) Since first contact American Indians have been exposed to infectious disease and death2(p19), more importantly, a legacy of genocide, legislated forcible removal, reservation, termination, allotment, and assimilation3. This catastrophic history had led to generational historical traumas and contributes to the worst health in the United States.2 American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) represent 0.9 percent of the United States population4(p3) or 1.9 million AI/AN of 566 federally recognized tribes/nations.5 American Indians/Alaska Native...   [tags: alaska natives, american indians, health]

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Hotel California: The Californian Lifestyle

- “Hotel California” by The Eagles has been the recipient of much speculation since its release in 1976. Although many other interpretations exist including some which claim this song to be referencing drugs, much evidence suggests that “Hotel California” is, at least partly, making a statement about the lifestyle of drug and alcohol users particularly in the large cities of California. As with many songs, duality of meaning exists in “Hotel California.” Since “Hotel California” debuted in the seventies, one can understand why the topic would be Californian drug-using lifestyle....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Veganism and a Sustainable Lifestyle

- Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician, said “until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” This is a tacit statement, humanity will not be able to “find peace” until it adopts a more sustainable lifestyle, and it has been proven time and time again, that veganism is that lifestyle. Becoming vegan is a powerful experience, and one feels rejuvenated, both morally and physically, after acclimating to the diet, and, although the opposition claims that veganism is either detrimental or useless, the diet is, in fact, beneficial to the environment, to animals, and the individuals who follow the lifestyle....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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Patriotism: American Identity Defined Through Opportunity, Hard Work, and Loyalty

- Scorching heat, pure exhaustion, and constant fear convey the bleak image of war. The definition of war is varied, and “often the proposed definition masks a particular political or philosophical stance” (Moseley). Colonel William Travington portrays his beliefs about the brutality of war through one simple sentence; “You know, it's an ugly business doing one's duty... but just occasionally it's a real pleasure” (“The Patriot”). Our country is home to a diversity of perspectives on what it means to be an American, and the loyalty that comes from this earned title....   [tags: american history]

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The Hip Hop Lifestyle

- Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own language, dress, music and way of thinking that is continuously shifting. Each of the four elements also have a language, dress, music and way of thinking, but they are much closer to each other than to any culture. Now days because break dancing and graffiti has gone mainly underground the words 'rap' and 'hip hop' have been used. bit should be noted that all four elements of hip hop culture still exists. They've just evolved onto new levels. Hip hop was first used by Africa Bambatta (Godfather of Hip-Hop culture, Father of the Electric Funk sound, founder of the Universal Zulu Nation, visionary, historian, and the Master of Records) back in the earl...   [tags: music, language, dress]

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The American Dream, the Global Nightmare

- There is no escape. It encompasses every factor of the modern American lifestyle. It all begins with "The American Dream," in which everyone strives to become part of the ideal, the obsession, that supposedly defines how happiness can be obtained. But happiness is not, contrary to the beliefs of the American Dreamers, measured on a checklist including 2.5 kids, 1 dog, 1 cat, quaint house in suburbs, white picket fence, 2 car garage, freshly mowed lawn, etc. That image is a facade over the ever-crumbling ashheaps of our world....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Childhood Obesity: The Need For a Healthy Lifestyle

- “The nation’s obesity epidemic has become so bad that it has taken over tobacco as the leading cause of preventable diseases” (Gaffney). Health care costs linked to obesity and resulting conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are greater than those related to smoking and excessive drinking (Gaffney). A child between the ages two to nineteen with a body mass index above the ninety-fifth percentile for his/her age, height, and sex by today’s standards are obese (Singhal). This problem is a serious medical condition and can affect many children for years to come....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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Amish Lifestyle in the Film Devil's Playground

- Amish lifestyle is a very strict and limited lifestyle in which the Amish people choose to live a life that is very sheltered from the outside world. They have very limited electronic access and do not drive typical cars that most Americans drive. They all live basically with the same goals and family values. The male works and brings home the supplies necessary for living while the female is tasked with raising the family and providing meals and household duties. Amish families are typically very large and in many ways, they do practice many of the same activities non-Amish people do....   [tags: values, family, communication, freedom]

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Why Juvenile Choose a Gang Lifestyle?

- Gangs have been in existence since the beginning of the Roman Empire. There were speeches made by Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero, which references groups of men who constantly fought and disrupted Roman politics (Curry, 2013). The history of street gangs in the United States begins with their emergence on the East Coast around 1783, as the American Revolution ended. Though many believe the best available evidence suggests that the more serious street gangs likely did not emerge until the early part of the nineteenth century (Sante, 1991)....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Myth Of The American Frontier

- Perhaps the most significant myth in American culture is that of the American frontier. Its symbolic meaning created such moral, ethical, and emotional values in American that it paved the way for a country that would grow from an East Coast settlement, to a coast-to-coast nation of progress. One of the most famous stories in frontier mythology is that of Paul Bunyan. Although Bunyan’s stories didn’t appear on paper until the early twentieth century, his stories were passed down by word of mouth telling the tale of the “Last of the Frontier Demigods.” “Paul Bunyan was the most famous folk hero of his time, and a symbol of American size, strength, and ingenuity.” He influenced the culture of...   [tags: Mythology History US american]

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The American Dream Facade

- If the American Dream had to be captured within a frozen image, how would the visualization be conveyed. For the majority of today's society, the image would likely include the traditional father, mother, and child(ren) standing pleasantly beside a moderate two story home, a well kept lawn, and neatly trimmed hedges. In the background of this family portrait, a guarded and welcoming neighborhood would appear, complete with similar home designs and family arrangements lining its streets. In other words, the image of the American Dream resides within the typical American suburb....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Obese Americans and the Return of Lifestyle Nazis

- Obese Americans and the Return of Lifestyle Nazis "We are not doing the same kind of things with obesity that we have done with smoking and alcohol as far as the government isconcerned. It's got to be like smoking, a constant drumbeat." That's former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, appearing on CNN, January 11, 2000, calling for the nation's lifestyle Nazis to attack fat people as they attacked smokers. Lifestyle Nazis aren't settling on just obesity, they're targeting meat consumption. Dr. Neal Barnard, president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says, "It's time we looked at holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally responsible....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays]

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The Hudson Valley During the American Revolution

- The Dutch settled the Hudson Valley in the early 17th century. The Hudson Valley was of great commercial and military importance during the pre-revolutionary period. During the American Revolution the Hudson was a strategic waterway and the site of many historic events, especially in the region of Newburg and West Point. Many battles were fought and many lives were changed by the Revolution in the Hudson Valley. In the pre-revolutionary period the Hudson Valley was of great importance....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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Survey of American Literature

- As a survey of American literature there are many influential and celebrated authors. Jack Kerouac has become a well known writer whose nontraditional style has led him to fame. In Jack Kerouac’s writings, he used a stream of consciousness, spoke chaotic and randomly, and used long run on sentences. In “Big Sur”, Kerouac uses run on sentences that reach around 9 lines long. In the conservative 1950s, his stream of consciousness approach to writing was unheard of. Kerouac’s style was revolutionary for his time....   [tags: American Literature]

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The American Propaganda and The American Drean

- In the middle of a lush and verdant ten acre field lays a picturesque Victorian styled house attached with three garage doors and an emerald Escalade sporting eighteen inch chrome rims. That is the twenty-first century American Dream. It is also as James Truslow Adams, a famous historian, believes, “a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity… regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position” (374). Adams has the notion that each American is obliged to have a stress-free and an equal opportunistic lifestyle....   [tags: persuasive essay]

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To Eat or Not to Eat: A History and Questioning of the Vegetarian Lifestyle

- “What do vegetarian zombies say. - Graaaaaains. Graaaaaaains” Though vegetarianism was never a taboo subject as are some other controversial topics, The question of whether or not human beings should live off meat still is highly discussed amongst all types of people. Spiritual leaders, activists, scientists, and doctors have spoken up on behalf of their group’s opinion. Amongst the arguments of what is right when it comes to the food chain, resonating on many a mind is where the concept of vegetarian came from....   [tags: Vegeterianism, Meats, Diet, Vegetables]

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John Walker Lindh: The American Taliban

- John Walker Lindh an American citizen who has been referred to as “The American Taliban”, left the United States to receive military training as an enemy combat. Upon his departure from the United States, he received the necessary discipline that was required in order to be a part of the Afghan Army. These Afghans were in the business for recruiting Muslims to engage in the fight against the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan’s civil war. After training and fighting with an Afghan based Taliban group, the ultimate result ended with John Walker Lindh being captured as an enemy and returned to his homeland....   [tags: The American Taliban]

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Greed Caused the American Civil War

- Of the seven deadly sins, the one that has plagued the United States the most throughout its history is greed.. Greed -- i.e., "the excessive desire to possess wealth or goods with the intention of keeping it for oneself." – can be seen in 1614, when Thomas Hunt sailed to Spain from his expedition in America with a ship packed with Patuxet Indians, bound to be sold into slavery. It can also be seen in 1773 as a major factor of the Boston Tea Party, where King George III was yearning for more control over colonial governments and hungry for the revenue from it....   [tags: American History]

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A Healthier Lifestyle: Staying Away from Industrilized Foods

- The choice between processed foods and vitamin enriched food is in fact a choice best made for our society’s future. Through the years there has been much debate about how to resolve the problems regarding the Standard American Diet. People nowadays have become accustomed to the fast food restaurants on every corner and do not think much of its long-term effects. Now why might this be. Well the marketers and food producers of today have discovered the wonders of artificial flavoring and other means of improving the foods taste....   [tags: processed, vitamin enriched foods]

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Hispanic American Culture Dance

- Hispanic American community are rooted from their origins in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish speaking countries that have come together and form a culture in the United State of America. The culture is built in different categories; for instance, religion, social custom, health practices their privacy, and birth. They come from a comprehensive familiar culture that has been called the second in America. Because of their pride and affection they feel unsafe to give up their past. Their notoriety in the United State has been their resistance to assimilate; their guarded image of Hispanic-American culture has been the tongue of flame....   [tags: Hispanic, American, Culture, Dancing, ]

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Early American Colonies

- The Massachusetts colony, otherwise known as the ‘Massachusetts Bay colony’ was originally settled by Puritans in 1630. They were plagued by the religious persecutions of King Charles I and the Church of England. Weary from this dogged torment, they left England under the leadership of John Winthrop. These original colonists quickly established many small towns in the name of high religious ideals and strict societal rules. They also planted churches, spread Puritanism and religiously educated the masses, as these were some of their goals....   [tags: American History]

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Major Problems in Mexican American History by Zaragosa Vargas

- Major Problems in Mexican American History by Zaragosa Vargas Vendidos or the sold out ones by Luis Valdez is an enlightening film about the Mexican struggle for survival in the United States. It is thought provoking and challenges the viewer to question some of the history and values that American education has engrained into our lifestyle. Although, the film is only about twenty-five minutes long, it is packed with symbolism and information about the Mexican history in the US. In particular, the film explores the Mexican identity issue....   [tags: American Citizenship Equality History Essays]

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Obesity In Children: Adverse Affects Of Changing Lifestyles

- Obesity is a chronic, metabolic disease caused by multiple and complex factors, including increased calorie intake, decreased physical activity and genetic influences. The exact level of obesity is determined by reference to the Body Mass Index (BMI). A score of 30+ on the BMI indicates obesity. A score of 40 indicates severe obesity. Caused by a complex variety of factors, obesity is a major risk factor for serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer Childhood obesity has been rising at the same rate as obesity in adults....   [tags: health, lifestyle, weight]

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Households' Perceptions on Energy Consumption and Sustainable Life Styles in Zambia

- ... Hydro power is the most important source of electricity in Zambia. However, there has not been any major addition to the country’s generation capacity in the last 20-30 years despite the huge potential in hydro resources. It is estimated that Zambia possesses 40% of the water resources in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The country has about 6,000 MW unexploited hydro power potential, while only about 1,985 MW has been developed [13]. Decades of underinvestment and maintenance backlogs due to poor governance and administration of the main electricity supplier, Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO), have led to an energy deficit in the country with interm...   [tags: lifestyle demands for the future]

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My American Dream

- I was born and raised in the United States but my family was not born here, they came from an area south of Los Angeles, Mexico. In the border between the United States and Mexico, many immigrants have lost their lives attempting to achieve their promise dream. Many immigrants who cross the border pursue the American Dream. My family was one of the many immigrant families who attempted and fortunately succeeded in crossing over the border. My father’s family originated from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The Four Causes of the Civil War

- Civil War Paper Did you know Abraham Lincoln, President of the North and Jefferson Davis, President of the South were both from the state of Kentucky (PBS). The Civil War was one of the bloodiest battles ever and it was a very important five years in American history. The Civil War was caused by sectionalism, lifestyle, secession, and slavery, was impacted by Southern and Northern leaders, was fought in many battles and as a result started the Reconstruction era in America. Two of the leaders in the South were Jefferson Davis and Robert E....   [tags: sectionalism, lifestyle, secession, slavery]

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Bad Habits of Fast Food Eating

- 4. DISCUSSION Majority of the students in our study are consuming fast food more than recommended by nutritionist: at least once a month (Weil, 2014). Based on the comments made by respondents, the proliferation of fast food outlets has provided much convenience for students especially those with time constraints in university, whereby they are becoming more reliant on these quick-serving foods compared to a proper healthy meal. In addition, as a student ourselves with tight monthly budgets, we tend to find something that is worth it, in this case the price of fast foods compliments the delicious taste....   [tags: healthy lifestyle, nutrition, obesity]

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Vegetarianism: A Vegetarian’s Guide to Good Nutrition

- Why does a person choose to become a vegetarian. Many non-vegetarians wonder what drives once meat-eater to give up their carnivorous practices and adopt an completely different lifestyle. Whether it be for an innate aversion to meat, religious beliefs, compassion for our fellow animals, or environmental concerns…the list goes on and on. There are many reasons why one might choose to become a vegetarian. The inevitable subsequent question is, can one really live a healthy lifestyle as a vegetarian....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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World Poverty and the Individual's Responsibilities

- Saint Augustine once suggested, “Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others” (Augustine). Augustine's notion that it is the duty of the individual to aid those less fortunate than themselves is expounded upon in the essay "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" by Peter Singer. Singer shares his conviction that those living in luxury should support those struggling to survive in poverty. He adopts the persona of a sage utilitarian philosopher who judges the morality of actions based on the consequences that are wrought by them....   [tags: luxury, poverty, lifestyle, give]

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Vegetarianism: A New Movement in Nutrition

- Every individual differs in their own unique way. Some people look skinny, some look overweight, and some obtain beauty while others do not. People examine each of these qualities every day as they encounter a new person. Is there ever a thought of whether that person is a meat eater or not. The answer, most likely, is no because it is not a physical quality. Being a vegetarian however, changes the whole dynamic and way a person lives. It is not only considered a lifestyle, but also a movement taking place all over the world....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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TV Dinner Culture: Limitations & Alternative

- The invention of the television (TV) dinner has led to lifestyle changes in American society. Created in 1953 by C.A. Swanson & Sons, frozen suppers allowed mothers to take breaks from cooking and sit down with their families (Pendergast). These meals quickly boomed with popularity and revolutionized the way that Americans viewed food. Today, many families still purchase these meals, but do not realize that they have several limitations. Although TV dinners seem like convenient and inexpensive food choices, in reality, the “TV dinner culture” has serious implications for the environment, health, and agriculture....   [tags: Lifestyle, Environmentalism, Health]

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Living Off The Grid

- There are 180,00 families in America living a sustainable lifestyle and roughly around 1.7 billion people worldwide living without depending on the grid. (Palameri 1; Perez qtd. in Wood 1). The number of Eco villages, sustainable and intentional communities are rising across the nation as more people are discovering that they possess a strong inclination to live in the same manner as the Amish. This phenomenon is becoming a progressively popular choice for people from all walks of life. Not only are environmentalists and survivalists escaping the city life in efforts to live off the grid, but single families and people who are seeking to explore a simplified lifestyle are also joining the tr...   [tags: sustainable lifestyle, good life]

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The American Dream in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby

- The American dream was a vision shared by the American people who desired their land to be improved and wealthier for every individual, with the opportunity for everyone in accordance to achievement. The dream is based on every individual working hard to become successful with an abundance of money, a nice house, two children and a high-quality job. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the American dream symbolizes being free to come and go with the river, not to have restrictions, and to take pleasure in the wide-open Western edge....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The 1920’s was a time of great change to both the country lived in as well as the goals and ambitions that were sought after by the average person. During this time, priorities shifted from family and religion to success and spontaneous living. The American dream, itself, changed into a self centered and ongoing personal goal that was the leading priority in most people’s lives. This new age of carelessness and naivety encompasses much of what this earlier period is remembered for. In addition, this revolution transformed many of the great writers and authors of the time as well as their various works....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Marquis De Lafayette's Role in The American Revolution

- Marquis De Lafayette, ¨The Hero of Two Worlds¨, fought in 2 revolutions. He was born in 1757, at Chavaniac-Lafayette, France. De Lafayette joined the Royal Army when he was only 14. In the Battle of Brandywine, he was shot through his calf. Once he recovered, Marquis was given command of a division of troops. Marquis De Lafayette was important in the American Revolution because he was tough and never gave up helping his soldiers, he left everything to be a volunteer in the army, and De Lafayette was seen as a high ranked man by George Washington....   [tags: American revolutionary war]

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The Role of the 1920's in Forming the Lifestyle of Our Present Day Generation

- The 1920’s played a tremendous role in forming the lifestyle of our present day generation. The Roaring Twenties refers to a time period between 1920 and 1929 in which America celebrated youth and optimism . This optimism and overall good spirit led to new inventions and technological advances, predominately in the entertainment industry. In today’s society, the use of mass production, advertising and consumption have become a common practice, however these practices were during the early stages of the 1920’s....   [tags: roaring twenties, jazz age]

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The American Diet

- We Are What We Eat: American Diet In comparison to other countries, the American diet remains undoubtedly too low in fiber, fruits, and vegetables, yet is entirely too high in calories, fats, added sugars, sodium, and grains. The array of healthy food choices available in America essentially supports ideal dietary health; however lacking proper nutritional knowledge while living a lifestyle full of time constraints prevents many Americans from maintaining a healthy diet. Learning to choose nutritious foods that accommodate individual eating preferences such as convenience and appeal is essential in fixing the American diet with increased longevity....   [tags: Health, Food Choices, Nutrition]

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American in the 1980's

- The 1980’s is one of the most interesting decades that was experienced in the United States. Dealing with the stock market, the coming up of new inventions, all the way to the types of music people listened to. During the 1980s, the only thing that made Americans be “Americans” was because of the things they were provided with. Many Americans had fun throughout the 1980s with materialistic, glamorous, and technological life styles; therefore there were different economical problems that Americans faced....   [tags: American History]

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The American Dynasty

- It has been nearly fifty years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, and Americans all across the nation are beginning to remember those fateful years of protest and legislation as semi-centennials, like the Little Rock Nine, begin to come around. But as millions of people remember the many victories of racial equality that took place nearly a half-century ago, the question of “How far have we really come?” becomes a sociological issue that many are either too indifferent or ignorant to address....   [tags: Civil Rights Act of 1964, segregation]

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The American Diet

- Most Americans do not care enough to take a look at the nutritional values of the food that he or she is consuming. That is why America has the highest percentage of obesity in the world. This is a serious problem because one in every three adults is obese, and one in every six children is obese. There are many factors that go into the regular American diet, but most of those factors are not appealing nor is it healthy. Americans put way too much processed food into their daily diet. Some would say that other countries diets superior the American diet because of nutritional values that it carries....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Eating Habits]

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How American Indians Have Adapted their Culture Since Colonization

- My essay will have an outlook of the history of the first Americans “Indians” and how they’ve adapted with their religion, subsistence strategy, social organization, and material culture. Over the years things have change in the history of Native Americans, prior to the reconstruction period, Native Americans knew who they were and what they lived for. Before the Europeans came and changed their living they one with nature and the land they’ve came to know. They believe that America was there’s and they lived free....   [tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Colonies]

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Uncontrollable Lifestyle Changes

- Out of the hundreds of thousand immigrants who illegally cross the border there are some who make it to America. The dream of living in America and finding work so they can support their families in Mexico can become a reality. When it becomes a reality many immigrants who make it across start to realize their stuck in America. Through generations after generations many immigrants succeed at earning money in the states and return home to enjoy their success with their families. However, others find out that America has influenced their persona and they decide to stay in America permanently....   [tags: Legal Issues, Illegal Immigration]

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Impatience and The Death of American Culture

- Earth, with all of her wondrous splendor and magnificent awe, is a land of patience. It took more than 4.5 billion years for the world to evolve into its current state. Yet, it took only several hundred years for humans to deface and destroy much of that beauty. A logical question would be how can human beings, a product of nature, be so destructive to their own mother. A close examination, however, reveals the root behind the heinously destructive behavior that has so pitifully defined human history....   [tags: Dying American Culture 2014]

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The Causes of the American Revolution

-      The American Revolution was sparked by a myriad of causes. These causes in themselves could not have sparked such a massive rebellion in the nation, but as the problems of the colonies cumulated, their collective impact spilt over and the American Revolution ensued. Many say that this war could have been easily avoided and was poorly handled by both sides, British and American; but as one will see, the frame of thought of the colonists was poorly suited to accept British measures which sought to “overstep” it’s power in the Americas....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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Garnish with Humanity

- “Currently, according to the statistics made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 10 billion animals are killed for food each year, which equals to…more than a million animals killed every hour…19,011 animals killed per minute…317 animals killed per second” (Sinilong). This is due to America’s supply and demand of meat, dairy and eggs, and the creation of factory farms. There are many reasons to eat a vegan diet, one being the unnecessary cruelty farm animals endure at the profit of factory farms....   [tags: veganism, lifestyle choices]

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African American Athlete: Their Role in American Culture

- ... He may have been the first glimmer of fair treatment and equality of African Americans. The Negro Leagues struggled for many years during the depression and the success of the league was always in question. Due to the Great Depression, the economy of the U.S. had hit rock bottom and “the future of black professional baseball and other African American enterprises” were being viewed with the same pessimism as the many bank and employment failures of the time. By1945, in large part to the war, ; the league was flourishing....   [tags: discrimmination, segregation, integration]

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Choice of Lifestyle in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

- Choice of Lifestyle in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening One of many poignant themes in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening is Edna Pontellier’s fundamental choice of lifestyle -- the choice of dedication to the aesthete, the solitude of art (as represented by Mademoiselle Reisz), or devotion to the all-consuming task of becoming a domestic goddess (as Madame Ratignolle has done). Considered mutually exclusive not only by Chopin but by American society as a whole, the role of the housewife leaves little room for the serious pursuit of art....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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The Causes of American Revolution

- The colonists in America had enjoyed relative freedom from England since they arrived. They came to the New World, after all to escape England, for whatever reasons they may have had-religious, economic, or social. So when England decided in the eighteenth century that they were going to crack down on the colonies, the announcement was not met with open arms. In fact, rebellion was inevitable. Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by issuing a series of laws. The passage of these laws undermined the Colonist’s loyalty to Britain and stirred the Americans to fight for their freedom....   [tags: American War for Independence]

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