Statue of Liberty, Barbie, ＂the United States Gothic,＂ Buffalo nickel and Uncle Sam called five major symbol of American culture. Since the Statue of Liberty in New York in 1886 to stand firm in the Bay, it has been the arrival of the new immigrants the promise of the American Dream. The statue is a French artist from the United States to celebrate the independence of the US law designed Union, said the arms came from the beautiful statue of the artist's wife, and the vicissitudes resolute face is drawn from the artist's mother. Queen Barbie doll is almost all girls, and even the adult female dolls preference. Barbie was the inspiration for the creation of a United States handler toy company cofounder's daughter and his wife Barbara, their adult with a German on the basis of sexy doll in 1959 launched a decent authentic American Barbie doll. It is ironic that the couple's daughter handler favorite Barbie, but they hate the son of ken have it. ＂American Gothic＂ might not be well known, but the portrait of the Old House Gothic windows, especially solemn expressions that do, and that the long neck to the wife of the artist famous night in 1930. The paintings performance of the United States farmers solemn pride. Buffalo nickel in the 19131938 issue, the famous artists james earle fraser development of the western region of the victims of the United States to commemorate the buffalo and Indians. Nickel on the bison and the Indians have a real prototype creation. Uncle Sam Americans alias, is a big high, white hair, leaving a handful of white beard, wearing a dark blue jacket, the head of the stars embellished Gaomao image. Independent in the United States during the revolutionary period, a sam wilson is the honest and hardworking young people responsible for the supply of meat to the United States military, after testing the meat to the printed on the easa markings ea representatives meat company name, origin us on behalf of the United States. Later, the company was one of us staff deliberately translated into Uncle Sam; Since then, Uncle Sam's name on the soldiers in a spread. In a war, and during World War II, artists montgomery flagg their image in the painting as Uncle Sam recruitment poster, Uncle Sam's access to a lasting image from the position. Statue of Liberty presented from the United Kingdom, the United States, it represents the beliefs of ＂freedom＂ Barbie is the origin of Hollywood, no long history of the United States, in the cultural conquest of the few others, and Barbie do well, it is consistent with the Americans conquer connotation. As for the Gothic, I have it understood as architectural style, and the United States Gothic not clear. Buffalo nickel to commemorate the historical development of the western region, the entire United States is now the most affluent areas. Uncle Sam is not to mention, it was a period from the foundation of war in Washington. ＂Soil and water support one side＂, ＂shaping the environment＂ when an ＂environment＂ After long and the same time have become a tradition, humanity has been to ＂create＂ and has been accepted.
South America broke off from the west of the supercontinent Gondwanaland around 135 million years ago (Ma), forming its own continent. Starting around 15 Ma, the collision of the Caribbean Plate and the Pacific Plate resulted in the emergence of a series of volcanoes along the border that created a number of islands. The gaps in the archipelago of Central America filled in with material eroded off North America and South America, plus new land created by continued volcanism. By 3 Ma, the continents of North America and South America were linked by the Isthmus of Panama, thereby forming the single landmass of the Americas.
American culture The main content of American culture is the emphasize on individuals' value, the pursue of democracy and freedom, the promotion of deploitation（开拓， 经营） 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 selfstrive and selfdesign. 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. American citizens emphasize on achievements and respect heroes. They have great sense in their hearts to praise success and heroes. Personal achievements are one of those with the highest value in Americans mind. Americans have very strong senses of success. Success is the pursuit of most Americans, it is their attractive future and the incentives for moving forward. They believe that one's personal value is equivalent to his achievements in his career. Some high achievers in their career such as entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and all kinds of super starts became modern heroes. The process and result of how they strived have become the frame of reference of social culture value and the real life text book for parents to educate their children. American society has great movements within itself. These movements are shown in two aspects: movements amongst locations and movements inside the society. The United States are relatively more open and have more freedom. Developed transport and the tradition of adventure and sporty makes a lot of American migrate from countryside to cities, from downtown to uptown; and from north to the southern sunny land, from one city to another. Unlike European countries, the social classes in America is not so stable. Further more, with the advocation of public education, movements upwards along the social ladder have become possible. Many people living in the states, no matter whether they are Native American or immigrants from overseas, have the same dream of changing their social class and make their lifetime dream come true through their own efforts. This is what they often called ＂American dream＂. 美国文化的主要内容是强调个人价值，追求民主自由，崇尚开拓和竞争，讲求理性和实用，其核心是个人中心主义：个人至上、私欲至上、追求个人利益和个人享受，强调通过个人奋斗、个人自我设计，追求个人价值的最终实现。这种刻意塑造自我，追求个性化的个人主义有其积极的一面，也有消极的一面。它调动了个人的积极性，使许多人的智慧和潜力得以充分发挥，从而促进整个民族与国家的振兴和发展。然而，人人以我为中心，人际关系就难以融洽，整个社会也会缺乏凝聚力。 美国公众注重成就，仰慕英雄，有深厚的成就崇拜和英雄崇拜的心理积淀。个人成就是所有美国人价值观中评价最高的价值之一。美国人有很强的成就（或成功）意识。成功是所有美国人的追求，是诱人的前景，前进的动力。他们坚信，一个人的价值就等于他在事业上的成就。一些事业有成的企业家、科学家、艺术家和各类明星，成了新时代的英雄。他们个人奋斗的过程和结果，成了社会文化价值取向的参照系，父母教育子女的活教材。 美国是流动性很大的社会。这种流动体现在两个方面：地域性流动和社会性流动。美国相对的开放自由、发达的交通和冒险好动的传统使许多美国人从乡村流到城市，又从市中心流向郊区；从北方流到南方阳光地带，从一个城市流到另一个城市。美国社会阶级不像欧洲国家那样固定，加上公共教育的普及，使沿着社会阶梯向上流动成为可能。许多生活在美国的人，无论是土生土长的美国人，还是漂洋过海来到美国的外国移民，都有一个梦，即通过自己的努力，改变自己的社会地位，实现自己的人生梦想，这就是人们常津津乐道的“美国梦”。
这里有关于对美国社会非常全面的介绍，从政治，经济，文化，宗教，体育，饮食生活习惯等等多做了详细介绍. Culture of the United StatesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia(Redirected from American culture)This article serves as an overview of the customs and culture of the United States; for the ＂popular (pop) culture＂ of the United States, see arts and entertainment in the United States. American culture is a Western culture, with influences from Europe, the Native American peoples, African Americans and to a lesser extent Asian Americans and other young groups of immigrants. The United States has traditionally been known as a melting pot, with a trend towards cultural diversity.  Due to the extent of American culture there are many integrated but unique subcultures within the United States.Further information: Cultural history of the United States AttitudesThe DeclarationThe formative years of the United States were the late 18th century when the country was founded, and a great deal of American culture is couched in the ideals of The Enlightenment. The Declaration of Independence's mission statement about securing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; the French Revolution's ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity; and the national motto, E pluribus unum (＂From many, one＂), reflect the country's values and social development. Another primary influence on American culture is the constant stream of new immigrants, many of whom have fled persecution or oppression in their home countries, and are seeking freedom (including religious freedom) and economic opportunity, leading them to reject totalitarian practices.By and large, Americans value the ideals of individual liberty, individualism, selfsufficiency, altruism, equality, JudeoChristian morals, free markets, a republican form of government, democracy, populism, pluralism, feminism, and patriotism. (Americans often believe that their patriotism has nuances that differentiate it from nationalism and nationalism's negative connotations.)Society and economic attitudesThere is a close relationship between America's political and economic traditions. It is widely believed that the individual pursuit of selfinterest leads to the best result both for the individual and for society as a whole. It has been a successful formula for both economic success and optimal political function for many. The precise amount of individual economic freedom that Americans should have is often debated, with the (usually relatively slight) differences in opinion marking the major differences between political parties. The end result, however, is that the U.S. economy has become the largest on earth, with most of its citizens enjoying comparatively high living standards.The fact that the United States is the largest Englishspeaking marketplace allows firms to compete across the country and to enjoy economies of scale (cost reductions that arise from the huge scale of manufacturing) that reduce prices and benefit consumers. The relatively uniform commercial culture—with many large stores or ＂chains＂ operating nationwide—produces a commercial atmosphere that is relatively homogeneous throughout the country.The population of the United States tends to be centered in large cities, in marked contrast to the demographics of a century ago, when the country was quite agrarian.The United States is generally skeptical or hostile toward socialist and communist ideologies, but some of the related movements, such as the labor movement, became a defining part of America's heritage after the New Deal. The American process of Judicial Review caused the United States to be less affected by socialist ideas and policies in the 20th century than was Europe, because the Supreme Court overturned much labor legislation which in the Europen countries remained law. The McCarthy Era and the Cold War as a whole demonstrated a deeply felt hostility to communism, which, especially at that time, was perceived as antiindividualist, undemocratic, and essentially antiAmerican. They are also evidenced in aspects of social policy (for example, the absence of a national health care system and the constant controversy about the size and role of the government, especially the federal government, in individuals' lives and in states' laws).The American tradition of freemarket capitalism has led the populace (and their leaders) to generally accept the vicissitudes of the free market and the continuous alterations to society that a changing economy implies, although social and economic displacement are common. The result is a flexible,
As we know,the USA is young country.So you'll find everything is so active.
Well,it's so different between China and America.
In our country,we just to remember what the Ancestors have dicovered.One day when you have learned so many that you can put forward your own opinion.
In the USA,people often like to speak out their ideas even they are the students in primary school.
For example,if we draw the sun in class.I think the sun is so different in the kids' eyes.Some would give you a line,some would be squares,some even show you the trees,because the sun just up the trees.Then our teachers must tell you the sun is round,red and shine.On the contrary,the elders in the USA just praise the kids whatever they have finished.
Of course,I'm here not to creep for the Americans,just to talk about the differences between the two countries.I'm Chinese,I love China.
The Western USA interconnection (Pacific Intertie) The AC/DC Pacific Intertie is the largest single electricity transmission program in the United States. For over 30 years, electricity consumers on the US West Coast have benefited from a power link that allows large amounts of power to be transmitted between the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. The highvoltage transmission lines that make this powersharing possible collectively are called the Pacific Intertie. The Intertie includes three AC lines and one HVDC line. Together, they comprise the largest single electricity transmission program in the United States. The Intertie is capable of transmitting up to 7,900 MW 4,800 on AC and 3,100 on DC.Because large amounts of Northwest hydro power can be transmitted reliably to the Southwest, less power has been generated at fossilfuel power plants an important benefit in a part of the country with air pollution problems. Conversely, because the Northwest has been able to import power from California, particularly overnight when demand is low, water can be reserved in reservoirs that otherwise would be used to make electricity. From time to time the power has also been going northwards when the Northwest has been lacking hydro power.The initial Intertie consisted of two 500 kV AC lines and one ±400 kV DC line linking Oregon with Los Angeles. The northern end of the DC line is at the Bonneville Power Administration's Celilo Converter Station, which is just south of The Dalles Dam about 90 miles east of Portland. The southern end is 846 miles (1361 km) away at the Sylmar Converter Station on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles. That station is operated by utilities including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and Southern California Edison. The northern end of the AC Intertie is at the John Day Substation, 30 miles (48 km) east of the DC terminal Celilo. Two AC lines run south from John Day to Lugo, east of Los Angeles. These lines went into service in 1968 and 1969, at a combined total capacity of 2,500 MW. A third line from The Dalles Dam to Tesla, east of San Francisco, was completed in 1993 and brought the total AC capacity to 4,800 MW.To maximize the power transfer over the AClines several series capacitor (SC) installations have been built along the route. At the turn of the millennium several of these are being upgraded by ABB, under a contract with Pacific Gas&Electric (PG&E). The main reason for the upgrade is the need to enable more power transfer, but other factors considered are the age of the equipment (some is from the 1960's), parts availability, capacitor cans containing PCB and too frequent maloperations of old series capacitor protection equipment. When the SC upgrade program is completed some years into the 21:st century, the maximum current carrying capability over the Intertie AC lines has been raised from 1,800 Amperes to 2,700 Amperes. The HVDC line was energised in 1970 at 1,440 MW. It was upgraded to ±500 kV and 2,000 MW in 1985, and to 3,100 in 1989
Introduction to U.S.A.The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its fortyeight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is in the midPacific. The United States also possesses several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km²) and with over 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse nations, the product of largescale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with a nominal 2006 gross domestic product (GDP) of more than US$13 trillion (over 19% of the world total based on purchasing power parity).The nation was founded by thirteen colonies of Great Britain located along the Atlantic seaboard. Proclaiming themselves ＂states,＂ they issued the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The rebellious states defeated Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, the first successful colonial war of independence.A federal convention adopted the current United States Constitution on September 17, 1787; its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments, was ratified in 1791.In the nineteenth century, the United States acquired land from France, Spain, Great Britain, Mexico, and Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. Disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over states' rights and the expansion of the institution of slavery provoked the American Civil War of the 1860s. The North's victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of slavery in the United States. The SpanishAmerican War and World War I confirmed the nation's status as a military power. In 1945, the United States emerged from World War II as the first country with nuclear weapons, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and a founding member of NATO. The United States entered the post–Cold War era as the only remaining superpower and a dominant economic, political, and cultural force in the world.美国简介美利坚合众国（英语：United States of America,USA），简称美国，旧称花旗国，是位于北美洲的联邦共和制国家，也是世界上最为悠久的共和立宪制国家。美国本土东濒大西洋，西临太平洋，北靠加拿大，南接墨西哥及墨西哥湾。首都为华盛顿哥伦比亚特区。美国源自于1776年脱离英国统治的北美殖民地，13州的殖民地代表一同发表了《美国独立宣言》，在经历艰苦的独立战争后，于1783年与英国签订了巴黎协约，从此受到世界各国的承认。 经过两百多年的发展，美国国土不断拓展，37个州陆续加入联邦旗下。目前有50个州，1个联邦直辖特区，以及若干海外领地。国土面积超过962万平方公里，国土面积位居世界第三或第四名。美国人口约3亿人，其数量亦为世界第三。美国国旗上的50颗白色星星代表50个州；每当新州加入联邦，次年的7月4日国旗将增加一颗星。国旗上红色及白色横条各7及6条，共13条，纪念最初的13个州。建国200多年以来，美国曾经历过南北战争（1861—65年）和经济大恐慌（1930年代）两次严酷考验[NextPage]，仍坚守自由民主制政治制度，成为宪法民主和公民自由的代表性国家。美国庞大的经济、文化、科技、和军事影响力贯穿了整个20世纪。在第一次世界大战和第二次世界大战中，美国和同盟国一同获得胜利，并经历数十年的冷战后终于拖垮苏联，成为世界上唯一的超级大国。当今美国在全世界的经济、政治、军事等众多领域的庞大影响力都是无他国能比的.——转自〈维基百科全书〉
文化差异（Culture Difference）：种族 National race The whole question of the changing role of Blacks in American society as been the subject of newspaper articles around the world so frequently that visitors to the United States do not know what to expect when they arrive. They may be surprised when they see that Blacks and Whites work side by side in offices , factories , and schools across the country . The majority of Blacks in the United States, however, live in and around only a small number of American cities. Many darkskinned visitors arrive in the United States fearing personal attack or expecting various degrees of racial prejudice. Some forms of discrimination  still exist ,unfortunately, especially in the areas of the housing , schools , and jobs . The school equality is still more a dream than a reality. There are still too many areas of the country where Black Americans do not enjoy the same full opportunities as White Americans . However, the vast majority of American s are working , studying , and sharing public places together. This was not true even a few years ago in some parts of the country , but progress is steadily being made . You will be able to observe the improvement in race relations as soon as your plane lands . You will see it in the airport, in public buses and trains , in theaters , restaurants , rest room, in sops and libraries , in offices and factories . Close personal friendships between Blacks and Whites , full trust and social relationships are still not common , except in certain areas, However, even in this the slowest area of progressthere has been change , especially among young people.  discrimination n. 辨别， 区别， 识别力， 辨别力， 歧视 Excerpted from ＂ A Guide to U.S.A. ＂, edited by Li Yang, Li Yi, published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. Culture Difference 发表日期：20050422 10:58:52 作者：洪恩在线 It is not a novel knowledge that culture difference exists between eastern and w estern countries. But not until I heard the lecture given by a Chinese scholar, who has been lived in Australia for several years, did I came to understand that how different it is. The scholar summarized that we, as Chinese, prefer to think in a spiral, casual way, while western people, more often than not, are fond of a linear, businessi sbusiness way. Supporting the idea, he named out examples he himself experience d while staying in Australia. Here are some excerpts. Firstly, line up matter. If you are in China, it is not rare to see that a crowd of people throng in the supermarket, trying to get service first. People in Ch ina do line up, the scholar said in a humorous tone, but they prefer to line up at a horizontal way. In contrast, in western countries, say, in Australia, people always line up, no matter in a big bank or a small grocery store. And they take it for granted. Lin ing up has long since become part of their life that they scarcely doubt it or g row impatient while doing it. Secondly, first come, first served. Though in words it is a normal principle her e in China, it's mostly not the case in reality. Take an example of what usuall y happens in a bank. Here when we are in a middlesized bank, and suppose we are talking with the cashier, it always tends to have someone butt in, claiming tha t his or her request takes only one second. And it seems that we have already been accustomed to it. So has the cashier. But in western countries, it never applies. It is always rude that you butt in whil e the cashier is serving his customer. No matter how little time your request co sts, the cashier, more often than not, is likely to turn you down. Only one cust omer at a time is his principle. Thirdly, change stuff. Suppose I am in a shopping mall and the stuff I purchase cost me 142 RMB. While lining up at the casher's and happening to check my wall et, I find I have 200 RMB and two oneyuan coins. What will I do? To give the ca shier 200 RMB, or give him 200 RMB and the two oneyuan coins so that he could r eturn me 60 RMB, which is more convenient for both of us. I think when the Chinese were in this situation, they would mostly choose the la tter one. But the scholar said, in Australia, they won't do so. He then told th at he himself did try it once, and he thought it was selfevident to do so. But the cashier did not understand. So the scholar latter on summarized that western people are prone to lack of fle xibility while doing their work. Then how about us in their eyes? They think we Chinese have a tendency to make things complicate. What an interesting contrast! Here I don't intend to tell which is better and which is worse. What I try to s ay is just that we
food for them are very simple. a bag of bread, a can of beverage and several carrot would make a meal. occasionally, they will buy beef, but with little flavoring. salad oil is commonly added to their dishes.
someone made a very interesting remark on Americans' daily diet. they are fresh, cool and sweet. for fresh, they would like to have beef halfcooked. for cool, ice often is added to beverages. and they like something sweety. in fact, they pay much attention to the nutrition not the taste.
coffee shops and Mcdonald's are everywhere. and icecreams are also sold there. many Americans likes having a cup of coffee and an icecream with nuts on it. it's wonde
Traditional Chinese culture is beginning to capture the attention of the world. This is true even as popular culture that has traditionally been considered Western begins to spread throughout China. Kung Fu, especially, has had a great impact on the millions of people who first learned about China through it. From that, they may come to China and learn about other aspects of this culture, such as traditional operas like the Beijing and Sichuan ones. Asian nations have long known about the greatness of ancient Chinese culture. Their own cultures are a mix of native ones and those Chinese characteristics. Korea and Japan long ago adopted ideas such as Confucianism is something that continues today even as it is challenged by Pop Culture. This strength comes from the ideas given in the Four Books of Confucianism (The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, The Analects of Confucius, and The Book of Mencius). These books built upon the ideas of an even more ancient period codified in the Five Classics. From them, the West learns such things as Fengshui and other concepts that are uniquely Chinese. China has taken steps to further this spread of its culture by establishing Chinese Cultural Centers in such places as the United States and Europe.