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USA
The Melting Pot
A metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more
homogeneous. People of all nationalities “melting together”
to create a harmonious common culture.

Race/Ethnicity
(as given by the 2010 Census)
By race:
White 72.4%
African American 12.6%
Asian 4.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 0.2%
Other 6.2%
Multiracial (2 or more) 2.9%
By ethnicity:
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 16.3%
Non-Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 83.7%
2000 US census
57,793
Americans of full or partial Basque descent.
41,811
Basque American
9,296
Spanish Basque Country
6,686
French Basque Country.

States with the largest Basque-American populations
California (20,868)
Idaho (6,637)
Nevada (6,096)
Washington (2,665)
Oregon (2,627).
Robert Laxalt
Paul Laxalt
22nd Govenor of Nevada
Formor U.S Senator
Writer
"Sweet Promised Land" (1957)
What is the capital of New York?
Albany!
New York is Ranked 3rd
most populated state!


19,651,127 (2013)
P P
Quiz
What is the OFFICIAL language
of the Unite States?
Not declared at the FEDERAL level!
Depends on the state!
states have English declared as
the official language!
Languages spoken by more than 1,000,000 in the U.S. as of 2010
Language Percentage of population Number of speakers
English 80% 233,780,338
Combined total of all 20% 57,048,617
languages other than English
Spanish 12% 35,437,985
(excluding Puerto Rico
and Spanish Creole)
Chinese 0.9% 2,567,779
(including Cantonese
and Mandarin)
Tagalog 0.5% 1,542,118
Vietnamese 0.4% 1,292,448
French 0.4% 1,288,833
Korean 0.4% 1,108,408
German 0.4% 1,107,869
Where is the Grand Canyon located?
Arizona
Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history
There are 51 states in the US. Which
state is the best?
Nevada
In a Nutshell...
Born and raised in Reno, NV
Daughter
of immigrant
parents
Mexico City, Mexico
younger brother
Graduated from the
University of Nevada
in 2012
Have lived abroad
a total of 4 years
to Read
In 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas
How did we get here?
Our HISTORY in 5 min.
French
attempt
to
colonize the east coast.
Successful in creating settlements
along the Mississippi River
1620
English settlement began with the
Virginia colony Jamestown...

1607
...and the Pilgrims departed Plymouth, England to current day Massachusetts
Captain John Smith surveyed the location and
gave it the name it holds today; Plymouth,
Massachusetts
The Mayflower
+
Speedwell
=
120 passengers

102 passengers
30 crew members
Transatlantic Voyage
13 original colonies formed
Delaware
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Georgia
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Maryland
South Carolina
New Hampshire
Virginia
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Settlers made a prominent living
from farming with the help of the
native americans
Over
90%
were farmers, with several small cities that were also seaports linking the colonial economy to the larger British Empire
Red
and
Pink
= British
Orange
= Spain
Self-governance
Voted their local and provincial government
Served on local juries
Taxes!
Taxes!
Taxes!
Taxes!
1775
George Washington
Commander
Battle until 1783
1776
Declaration of Independence
Treaty of Paris
The End.
By 1776 about 85% of the white population was of English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh descent, with 9% of German origin and 4% Dutch
George Washington
First President
1789
Today
238 Years Later...
Government
Economy
Society
Constitution Written
1788
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest representative to sign. He was 81
Jonathan Dayton
was the youngest.
26
Executive
Judicial
Legislative
(President)
(Supreme Court)
(House of
Representatives
and Senate)
Democrat
Liberal
Republican
Conservative
Libertarian
More Socially Liberal
More Fiscally Conservative
2012 Obama vs. Romney Election
2000 Bush vs. Kerry elections
Political Parties
Democrats
Liberal
Republicans
Conservative
Libertarians
Socially more liberal
Fiscally more conservative
GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
16.22 TRILLION
Unemployment Rate (2013)
6.7%
The United States is the only advanced economy that does
not guarantee
its workers paid vacation
...and is one of just a few countries in the world
without paid family

leave
as a legal right, with the others being Papua New Guinea, Suriname and Liberia
In 2009, the United States had the
third
highest labor productivity per person in the world, behind
Luxembourg
and
Norway
. It was
fourth
in productivity per hour, behind those two countries and the
Netherlands
.
Industry
Production
Agriculture
Chemicals
Top producer of corn and soy beans
Steel-motor vehicles, electronics, telecommunications, petroleum, etc.
Electrical and Nuclear energy
Silicon Valley
It is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startups.
Originally used to refer to the areas large number of
silicon chip innovators manufactures
Now used as a metonym for the American High
technology sector
Civil Rights Movements
The aim of the movements for civil rights included ensuring that the rights of all people are equally protected by the law, including the rights of minorities, women's rights, and LGBT rights
Civil Rights Act 1964
Banned discrimination in employment practices and public accommodation
The March on Washington for Jobs
and Freedom
"I Have A Dream"
Chicano Movement 60s/70s
African-American Movement (1954-1968)
Sought political empowerment and social inclusion for Mexican-Americans; regarding unequal education, employment opportunities, political disfranchisement and police brutality
Feminist Movement
Gender equality issues
L
esbian,
G
ay,
B
isexual,
T
ransgender Movement
Advocate for the full acceptance in society
First president to openly support LGBT
Movements today are made up of a wide range of political activism , including lobbying, street marching, social groups, media, art and research
American
cuisine
Music
Etiquette
Traditions
Dialect
Last Thoughts.
Education
High School
University
Founded in 1874
Approx. 18,000
John W. Mackay
an Irish immigrant who helped direct the extraction of more than $100 million in ore from two Virginia City mines in the mid-1870s, played a key role in helping the campus grow.
Graduation Ceremony
Football Games
Greek Life
School Spirit
Campus Community
Clubs and Organizations


Thanksgiving
4th of July
Cinco de Mayo
St. Patrick's Day
Halloween
Valentine's Day
Veteran's Day/ Kim's Birthday
Memorial Day
President's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Labor Day
Easter
Movember
An annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health
Apple Pie a La Mode
Philly Cheese Steak
Grilled Cheese
M
I
L
K
S
H
A
K
E
Tomato Soup
Baked Potato
Tex-Mex!
Your Restaurant Experience Might
Look Something Like This:
Drinks
OPTIONS!
DECISIONS
Bread
White
Wheat
Sour Dough
Rye
Add Ons
Brunch
Sunday mixture of Breakfast and
Lunch with Champagne and Bloody Mary's

Jazz
Charleston Dance
Motown
originated at the beginning of the 20th century within the African-American communities of the South
Detroit, Michigan
Style of soul music from the 1960s, use of tambourines, call and response.

Inspiration came from African Dance "Juba"
Roaring 20s
Greetings
“Bote”
Money and time
Casual Attire
Walmart(Bigger is Better/ Purchasing customs)
24/7
Drinking habits (no drinking before 5pm!)
Everyone is always introduced
American’s enjoy social events in homes (BBQs)


No children/animals in bars
No glass outside bars (drinking in streets varies by state)
Anti-Silence
Staring is rude
Smile a lot (even to strangers)
It is rude to interrupt someone who is talking
PDA (Public Display of Affection)


Being on time means getting there 5 min early
Weddings (guests don't have to pay)
Birthdays (you don’t need to pay for things)
Manners Matter
We hug! Not Kiss! Especially 2 kisses
Customer service!/Tip
The Valley Girl
Texas
Boston
Louisiana
About 500,000 detectable seismic tremors occur in California each year.
New Jersey is home to the world’s highest roller coaster.
The British deployed the first rockets in America during their attack against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and immortalized it in a song he titled “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That song is now the national anthem of the United States.
Death Valley is the hottest (56C in 1913) and lowest point (-86m) in the US
Native Americans do not have to pay tax on their land
There are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building - one for every day of the year.
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