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Transcript of USA

the United States of America
founding
food
European colonization of the North America greatly changed its resources. New corps and animals were introduced such as oats, wheat, oranges as well as pigs and cattle.
The first two centuries colonists kept with traditional English food.
However, mixing ethnic groups and experimenting with different foods had begun. Especially with all the new ingredients available, it was fairly easy to invent new recipes and establish new traditions.
There were four major food traditions in early America all of which had an English root. Two of them included mostly boiled, plain food with rich seasonings and slight differences. Southern tradition included fried and simmered food. Also, there was an area where they ate what English used as animal feed, like potatoes, corn and various greens
Today's food mostly consists of processed foods. Most Americans are addicted to meat which is getting cheaper and cheaper, but also worse. With the fast way of living, we eat more and more of fast foods.
art
then...
Art for native Americans was a way of worshiping gods. Art as an artictic expression didn't exist.
Main ingredients were water, oil, leather, wood and they made baskets, sand paintings, and pottery.
now...
There are no specific rules to follow, artistic freedom has taken a whole new meaning. Artists can make whatever, however, whenever they want.
language
In the 17th century English was introduced to North American territory. Half a century later, differences between british English and american English began appearing.
At the beginning of settlement in North America, there were English, Dutch, German, French and other languages. As Britain made its way to ruling most of the continent, so did English language replace others.
Today, we have british English and american English. They differ in much more than just accents. There are different phrases and even names for the same things.
Also, there are so many abbreviations that it may even be hard for somebody who has been speaking English his/her whole life to understand the meaning. It's usually used by younger generations.
OMG
BRB
IDK
LOL
ROFL
why different accents?
With the first settlement in Jamestown, there was no difference between the pronunciation. Some 300 years later, when the first recordings were made, it was noticed that one language spoken in different places sounded differently. Brits don't really pronounce their Rs while Americans do. The reason for it, though, stays unknown.
stars
It used to be a very important day to day thing. Stars were used for both, navigation and for predicting future. Usually the elderly of the Native American tribes would be in charge of observing the night sky and interpreting it.
Man was on the Moon. Satellites are sent all over the Solar system and every day there are new discoveries and photos. Is there life anywhere else? Could we mine the Moon? Or buy property on it?...
People crossed the Atlantic Ocean in order to practice their religion freely. This was in 1776 when many of the first colonies of America were settled. In the beginning of the 18th century, Americans had not continued the first settlers’ commitment to their faith. Then mid-century, the Great Awakening revived religion in America. The supporters of the great Awakening (Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists) became the biggest American Protestant religions by the first decades of the 19th century. Opponents of the Awakening (Anglicans, Quakers, and Congregationalists) were left behind.
culture
Melting pot
freedom of religion
o 52% protestant
o 24% Roman Catholic
o 2% Mormon
o 1% Jewish
o 1% Muslim
o 10% other
o 10% none

inventions
• Microwave oven (1945)
• Lightning Rod (1749)
• Cotton Gin (1793)

• Fire Hydrant (1801)
• Jeans (1873)
• Personal Computer (1971)
• Internet (1983)
• Stop Sign (1890)
• Smoke Detector (1890)
Digital Camera (1975)
transportation
railroads
public transportation
personal vehicles
airplanes
buildings
Buildings have evolved from dwellings in cliffs to giant sky scrapers. People have invented indoor plumbing and electricity which was a big step for buildings. Electricity started being used in homes more in the 1920s.
folklore / stories
THANKS FOR THE ATTENTION
!!!
ABIGAIL MOLLER
and
ANA SIMIC
by :
• Mobile Phone (1973)
• Credit Card (1946)
electric streetcar
bus
subway
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