Patrick Fonseca
Someone from USA? I'd like to know about American culture. Can you help me?

Americans are ..............................

They like ......................................

They don't really like ....................................

They act .......................................

Most Americans believe in ................................

The USA is a country where ..............................

The average American is ..................................

Americans today are worried about ...............................

The most important thing in life to most Americans is ....................................

Thank you all!

Mar 10, 2017 4:45 PM
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Americans are ...... very diverse.

They like ..... the concept of freedom.

They don´t really like ..... politicians.  (This was a tough one because Americans are so diverse.)

They act .......  (this one is too tough to answer because of the diversity)

Most American believe in ......... the values listed in this article:  https://www.andrews.edu/~tidwell/bsad560/USValues.html

The USA is a country where ....... there are four seasons and large differences in terrain and climate because it is so large.

The average American is........  Here is a video that explains this:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MdK8hBkR3s

Americans today are worried about .........   the behavior of our new President.    https://www.usnews.com/news/ken-walshs-washington/articles/2016-12-20/donald-trumps-presidency-continues-to-worry-most-americans



March 10, 2017

I can't really fill in your blanks, but I'll give you a few quotations that I think say something about US culture.

"I'll teach you all a little sayin'

And learn the words by heart the way you should

I don't say I'm no better than anybody else

But I'll be danged if I ain't just as good!"

--Oscar Hammerstein, "The Farmer and the Cowman" (song from Oklahoma!, 1943)


"[Mark Twain's books] are a ragbag of anecdotes, scenic descriptions and social history both serious and burlesque, but they have a central theme which could perhaps be put into these words: 'This is how human beings behave when they are not frightened of the sack.' In writing these books Mark Twain is not consciously writing a hymn to liberty.... The raftsmen, Mississippi pilots, miners and bandits whom he describes are probably not much exaggerated, but they are as different from modern men, and from one another, as the gargoyles of a medieval cathedral. They could develop their strange and sometimes sinister individuality because of the lack of any outside pressure. The State hardly existed, the churches were weak and spoke with many voices, and land was to be had for the taking. If you disliked your job you simply hit the boss in the eye and moved further west... The American pioneers were not supermen, and they were not especially courageous... But at least it was not the case that a man's destiny was settled from his birth. The 'log cabin to White House' myth was true while the free land lasted."--George Orwell, "Mark Twain--The Licensed Jester"

March 11, 2017