English Language and American Culture

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American values

Traditional American values come from America’s history.  Americans value freedom and independence for their country, families and themselves.  Americans also believe in the value of hard work and education to become successful in life, and that being able to make your own way in the world without help is a good thing.  Privacy is valued …

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American holidays

Two famous American holidays are the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.  The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is a yearly celebration of the day the United States declared independence from Great Britain in 1776.  Across the country, it is celebrated with parades, fireworks, carnivals, picnics, and decorations in red, white and blue, …

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American Food

Typical American food is different across the country.  New England is known for seafood, particularly lobster, and a creamy soup called clam chowder made with clams and potatoes.  The Southern states are known for “soul food” like collard greens (leafy greens), chicken and dumplings, black-eyed peas and cornbread. Grits (ground, boiled corn) is a popular …

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