U.S. culture has also been shaped by the cultures of Native Americans, Latin Americans, Africans and Asians. The United States is sometimes described as a "melting pot" in which different cultures have contributed their own distinct "flavors" to American culture.
Likewise, how do cultures differ from one another?
Cultural differences are the various beliefs, behaviors, languages, practices and expressions considered unique to members of a specific ethnicity, race or national origin. While these various differences can create a more vibrant office, they can also lead to more than a few problems resulting from culture clash.
Secondly, what is considered American culture?
The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western origin, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African, Native American, Asian, Pacific Island, and Latin American people and their cultures.
What do cultures have in common?
This can include everything that gives a society its identity. In this lesson we have discussed five basic characteristics that all cultures have in common. These characteristics are that all cultures share are learned, shared, symbolic, integrated_, and dynamic.
What are the main characteristics of American culture?
Basic Characteristics of Americans and American Culture
- Americans come in all colors, have all types of religions, and speak many languages from all over the world.
- Americans believe in freedom of choice.
- Americans need a lot of “elbow room”; they like personal space around them.
- Americans and their police follow the law.