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The Americas

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The Americas
Cooking(Mexico)
They would hold the foods in iron pots and pans.
Most household cook outside over a fire.
Grilling on the barbeque is also a great way to taste authentic Mexican foods.
Methods of hispanic cooking might have changed through the ages but the food is still traditional.
Cooking (Canada)
Canadian cuisine varies widely depending on the regions of the nation.
The three earliest cuisines of Canada have First Nations, English, Scottish and French roots, with the traditional cuisine of English Canada closely related to British and Scottish cuisines, while the traditional cuisine of French Canada has evolved from French cuisine and the winter provisions of fur traders.
Common contenders as the Canadian national food include:
Poutine
Butter tarts
Kraft Dinner

Athletic Sports
F1 Brazil and South american soccer
Americas Government Symbols
Located in Montreal Canada, Austin Texas, São Paulo brazil.
The "formula" designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants' cars must comply.
The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads.
The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors.
F1 racing in canada
Marriage in the U.S
Marriage in the United States is an institution which asserts a bond of love and affection between two adult persons.
It has important legal and economic and social aspects, and is generally seen as a prerequisite for having a family.
Common sense of marriage has been a union between a man and woman, increasingly same-sex marriages are being recognized.
Marriage in the U.S endures until a spouse passes, divorce, or legal separation.
In old american wedding tradition the brides parents are supposde to pay for the entire wedding.
United States Cosmology
The United States dedicated NASA and the Space Foundation to researching and exploring outer space. NASA is in charge of the nation’s civilian space program for aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA has accomplished some remarkable feats. The Hubble Space Telescope, The international Space Station, Mars Pathfinder and Apollo 11 are some of NASA most impressive accomplishments. The Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the global space industry through information and education programs. The Space Foundation has education programs for all ages, a hall of fame, and annual awards.
Mexico Cosmology
In Mexico the Agencia Espancial Mexicano, the national space agency, is in charge of space exploration. The Agencia Espancial Mexicano has a wide variety of programs for those interesting in pursuing a career related to space exploration. They host conventions, meetings, fairs and contests to the general public. The Agency strives to serve its country with the best individuals and technology possible.
Canadian Cosmology
In Canada the Canadian Space Agency’s main priorities are advancing the country’s knowledge of space. The CSA promotes the peaceful use and development of space. They have several partnerships with other countries, including: The European Space Agency, NASA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Indian Space Research Organization. They have made no effect to develop spacecraft, but instead the CSA focuses their attention on creating satellites.
Education in the United States
In the United States there are public and private schools. Schools are regulated by the government. Education is required from the ages of 5-8 to 16-18 (depending on the state). Ordinal numbers are used to identify grades. Most children begin elementary education with kindergarten and finish secondary education with twelfth grade. Higher education, following secondary education college is attended. There are many different types of colleges ranging from four years schools, to community colleges which are two years. There are also schools that cater to the career path; an individual is interested in such as law or art school.
Education in Canada
In Canada education is governed by the federal, provincial and local governments. They follow a system of primary, secondary and then post-secondary schooling system. High education follows the United States. Education is compulsory up to the age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, where the compulsory age is 18, or as soon as a high school diploma has been achieved. The Constitution of Canada provides protection for publically funded religious-base and language-base schools.
Education in Mexico
In Mexico, education is regulated by the Secretariat of Public Education. Attendance is mandatory through sixth grade. Religious instruction in prohibited in public schools, but can be taught in private schools. The education system follows the United States with elementary, secondary and higher education. In Mexico, education is greatly separated by social class. It is common for children to choose work over school and drop out after sixth grade.
Superstitions in the United States
In the United States there are several common superstitions. Such as: Beginners luck, walking under a ladder brings bad luck, wishing on a wishbone, crossing fingers, opening an umbrella inside can result in bad luck, a rabbits foot can bring good luck and Friday the 13th.
Superstitions in Canada
In Canada there are some older superstitions that some residents still practice. If a neighbor brings you a plate of food, you should return the plate dirty. It is also bad luck to chase someone with a broom.
Superstitions in Mexico
Mexico has a variety of interesting superstitions that have been passed down for generations. They residents of Mexico believe the evil eye represents jealousy and desire. If you cut a baby’s fingernails before the age of one; the child will have impaired eyesight. It is also believed that if you drop a tortilla on the ground you will have lots of company
Etiquette in the United States
In the United States tipping in service and hospitality is expected. You should avoid discussing politics, religion, homosexuality, racism, and money. Smoking is not as commonly accepted as it once was. You should avoid smoking indoor and only smoke outside in smoking designated areas. When greeting someone it is polite to shake their hand, make eye contact and smile.
Etiquette in Mexico
In Mexico common to shake hands or bow when greeting one another. Men should always dress formally except at casual affairs.
Etiquette in Canada
Canada is generally more reserved then the United States. When greeting one another residents will shake hands. Canadians also dress conservatively.
Food Taboos
The Americas share the same food taboos of; horses, insects dogs, cats, primates and rodents.
Cleanliness
Sanitation Levels in North America are very high, with Central America having a low to high sanitation levels.
South America Meanwhile has a low sanitation level for most countries in the Continent.
Smoking Levels in North America
Countries by % of Male Smokers
USA: 26.3%
Cuba: 43.4%
Canada: 17%
Mexico: 36.9%
Barbados: 18.4%
Trinidad & Tobago: 36.4%
Costa Rica: 26.1%
Smoking Levels in South America
Venezuela: 32.5%
Argentina: 34.6%
Chile: 42.6%
Brazil: 15%
Uruguay: 37.1%
Peru: 9.1%
Countries by % of Male Smokers
Time Zones in The America
North America & South America both have a wide range of time zones. While both Continents use the Gregorian Calendar
Cooking in America
American cuisine, like the U.S. population, incorporates a rich mix of ethnic influences.
Many Americans rely on fast-food for a quick meal.
Most Americans cook over a dutch ovens.
Soccer In Mexico
Soccer(futbol) is the most popular sport in Mexico.
It is believed by some that football was introduced in Mexico by English miners at the end of the 19th century.
Football became a professional sport in Mexico in 1943.
Mexico has some of the top club sports.
Antonio Carbajal a Mexico native was the first player to appear in five World Cups.
It is also a democratic game.
Baseball originated before the American Civil War (1861-1865) as rounders, a humble game played on sandlots.
In 1871 the first professional baseball league was born.
By the beginning of the 20th century, most large cities in the eastern United States had a professional baseball team.
The teams were divided into two leagues, the National and American.
Highest paid sport in America.
Baseball in America
Sports in The Americas
Marriage in Canada
Marriages in Canada can be either civil or religious.
Marriages may be performed by members of the clergy, marriage commissioners, judges, justices of the peace or clerks of the court.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada nationally since 2005.
If related by consanguinity, affinity or adoption are not prohibited from marrying each other by reason only of their relationship.
A divorce may be granted for one of the following reason.
1.the marriage has irretrievably broken down, and the two parties have been living apart for a year.
2. one party has committed adultery.
3.one party has treated the other party "with physical or mental cruelty.
Marrriages In Mexico
The father of the bride has the final say in allowing a couple to date and time of wedding proposal.
Mexican weddings can be expensive and some affairs could be on easily a reunion of 300-400 people.
Is typical that the father of the bride, will pay for wedding expenses incurred, this is for the more traditional weddings.
In a rural wedding the padrinos, friends & family consistent of a big portion of the whole town will help with the expenses and bring in food, music, beverages in a way to support the new bride & groom.
In most cases the whole town is invited to the wedding for support.
Mexican weddings are full of customs and rituals that are steeped in Mexican history and the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.


Gift giving in North America
In many occasions giving a gift can be seen as a bribery.
gift are to be given without expecting something in return.
A gift giver is only looking for appreciation in return for the gift.
For certain occasions their are certain requirements in giving a gift.
Gift Giving in Canda
If you are invited to someone's home, the Canadian gift giving custom is to bring a host/hostess a box of gourmet chocolates, flowers or a bottle of wine.
Guests wishing to give a gift of flowers should consider having them sent to the host/hostess home either early on the day of the party or the day before a party, rather than bringing them as the hostess may be busy with last minute preparations.
When receiving a gift, usually it is opened immediately when received and in front of the gift giver.
Gifts to Avoid
Red Roses, as they are associated with romantic love.
White lilies or chrysanthemums, as they are associated with funerals.
Do not give cash or money as a gift
Gift giving in Mexico
Gift giving in Mexico symbolizes affection and appreciation and not giving gifts on some occasions may be received as a deliberate discourteous act.
When invited into a home, the Mexican gift giving etiquette is to bring a gift. Flowers are the best gift; gift alternatives are wine, gourmet candies or cakes, or a small gift from your home country.
If giving a gift of flowers, white flowers are a good gift, as they are considered uplifting.
If invited to into a home if the family has children it is thoughtful to bring them a small gift such as toys associated with your home country, computer software or electronics that cannot be purchased within Mexico, or sports team apparel from your home country.
There are no particular rules in regards to gift wrapping.
Government in Canada
Government in North America
The president is elected for a four-year term and may be reelected only once. The bicameral Congress consists of the 100-member Senate, elected to a six-year term with one-third of the seats becoming vacant every two years, and the 435-member House of Representatives, elected every two years. The minimum voting age is 18.
President: Barack H. Obama (2009)
Vice President: Joseph Biden (2009
Canada
Mexico
USA
Family In North America
Canadian
Mexican
USA
Canada is a federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut). Formally considered a constitutional monarchy, Canada is governed by its own House of Commons.
While the governor-general is officially the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, in reality the governor-general acts only on the advice of the Canadian prime minister.
Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
Prime minister Steven Harper since 2006
Governor-General: David Lloyd Johnston (since 2010)
Government In Mexico
Mexico is a Federal Republic constituted by 31 states and a Federal District. The president is directly elected to a non-renewable six-year term.
President: Enrique Peña Nieto (2012)
Land area: 742,485 sq mi (1,923,039 sq km); total area: 761,602 sq mi (1,972,550 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 112,468,855 (growth rate: 1.1%); birth rate: 19.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 17.8/1000; life expectancy: 76.2; density per sq km: 57
The traditional family structure in the United States is considered a family support system involving two married individuals providing care and stability for their biological offspring.
However, this two-parent, nuclear family has become less prevalent, and alternative family forms have become more common.
The family is created at birth and establishes ties across generations.
Those generations, the extended family of aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins, can hold significant emotional and economic roles for the nuclear family.
Family In Canada
The structure of Canadian families is becoming more diverse. The traditional family of two parents with children is no longer the norm in Canada. In 2006, legally married couples with children made up 34.6% of all families. Only 25 years earlier, in 1981, 55% of all families were legally married couples with children. While the proportion of traditional families has been declining, the proportion of common-law and lone-parent families is increasing.
Family In Mexixo
The culture of Mexican families has a strong foundation in unity. Mexico's divorce rate is one of the lowest in the world and generations of families typically live in the same neighborhood or in the same house, which reflects the dedication to supporting family members and displaying loyalty no matter what happens.
Fathers generally took charge of family decisions, and their authority was rarely challenged by either the mother or children.
Mothers typically take care of the kids and household chores.
Government Leaders
Felipe Calderon
Barack Obama
Steven Harper(prime Minister)
Time Zones North America
There is 6 Time Zones in North America:
Hawaii-Aleutian: UTC-10:00
Alaska: UTC-09:00
Pacific: UTC-08:00
Mountain: UTC-07:00
Central: UTC-06:00
Eastern: UTC-05:00


Times Zones in South America
Ecuador: UTC-05:00
Peru: UTC-05:00
Colombia: UTC-05:00
Venezuela: UTC-04:30
Paraguay: UTC-04:00
Amazon: UTC-04:00
Population of the Americas
Population of North America
Total Population is 528.7 Million People.
with about 55.4 people per square mile
Population South America
Total Population is 387.5 Million people
with about 56 people per square mile
Languages of the Americas
North and South America both have a wide variety of languages from Native American Tribes or from Immigrants from around World, with over 941 Languages Spoken.
North America
North America's most spoken Native language is Nahuatl at ove 2 Million Speakers
South America
South America's most spoken Native Language is Quechua at over 8 Million Speakers.
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