Culture of the United States

The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western origin,[1] but its influences include European American, Asian American, African American, Latin American, and Native American peoples and their cultures. The United States has its own distinct social and cultural characteristics, such as dialect, music, arts, social habits, cuisine, and folklore. The United States is ethnically diverse as a result of large-scale European immigration throughout its history, its hundreds of indigenous tribes and cultures, and through African-American slavery followed by emancipation. America is an anglophone country with a legal system derived from Anglo common law.[2]

U.S. Propaganda material "Uncle Sam needs YOU!", painted by James Montgomery Flagg in 1916–17
Columbia reaching out to viewer. Original design for the "Be Patriotic" poster by Paul Stahr, c. 1917–18

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