Why do American high schools host proms?

John Burgess accurately details in this thread the origin of proms, though as to Why we have them, the matter is down to economics: The Prom is another Product sold to Consumers--they who replaced the Citizens of a former era.Like

Is Arabic taught in American high schools?

There are pockets of it being taught in the US Public Education system.Arabic education in U.S. public schools | ShareAmericaIt was one of the languages I wanted to learn when I was in high school, but wasn't one of the languages offered (only French and Spanish).Considering the increasing number

What one language would you encourage Americans to learn, and why?

The language that they want to learn and would find the most useful to them.Let's face it, English is the most-learned second language around the world because it is useful to just about everyone. There is no one comparable second language for English-speakers.I think it would be ideal if some Americans learned Spanish, others

What one language would you encourage Americans to learn, and why?

The language that they want to learn and would find the most useful to them.Let's face it, English is the most-learned second language around the world because it is useful to just about everyone. There is no one comparable second language for English-speakers.I think it would be ideal if some Americans learned Spanish, others

Why is American (U.S.) culture so popular and desirable around the world?

I would agree that American culture is popular but I wouldn't agree that it is necessarily desirable around the world.American television is kind of second rate to some British and Canadian productions but the enormity of the American television industry means that many of their programmes can be exported. And now with the

Do Americans believe in Karma?

Some immigrant communities in the U.S. from South Asia likely believe in the direct, literal concept.    More generally, there is a strong sort of foundational Calvinistic sense in American culture that values personal efficacy in a positive sense and then places personal responsibility (as rather opposed to any very high degree of societal responsibility) on people in a

Why do American women vote Republican given the anti-feminist policies espoused by elements of the Republican Party?

They don't. You have been brainwashed by the lies and false data reporting by the liberal media.In point of fact the most [mis]quoted statistic that women earn 75% of what a man earns is a straight up lie.

What was US culture like in WWII?

It was very patriotic, very much like all the other countries. People would hang American flags any and everywhere. If you were even slightly anti American, you were shunned from your community

What does the U.S. President do on President's Day?

President's Day in Trump World?...with his narcissism and his love for Military Parades, the next thing in his Life's agenda would be to change Presidents' Day to

Is the U.S. an example or a warning for the rest of the world? Why?

A warning of what unfettered, free market vulture capitalism gets you:Rankings :: Legatum Prosperity Index 2017EIU Democracy Index 2017FIW 2017 Table of Country Scores <- Be sure to click the Aggregate Score to get the actual positions.2018 World Press Freedom Index | Reporters Without Bordershttps://www.usnews.com/news/best...

It's true that the United States of America is predominantly a Christian nation, but is the United States of America a legit Christian nation? If so, why or why not?

It's true that the United States of America is predominantly a Christian nation, but is the United States of America a legit Christian nation? If so, why or why not?The US is most definitely NOT a

Do Americans believe in fate and luck?

Without googling this, I'd venture to guess most Americans believe in both fate and luck. I think it's an easy way out for most people. When good things happen they can take credit, or not, and when bad things happen they can blame it on fate or luck. Fate defined as

How did the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion change United States policies?

JFK's head decayed and American embarked to a significant degree in misadventures in  Southeast Asia into a quicksand that was compounded by LBJ's additional mistakes. We got out when the republicans were in office and America, for a while, stayed

Do Americans worry about a culture invasion?

It all depends on how spicy the food is in that culture. I have very low spice tolerance. Does the invading culture have good, non-spicy food? If so, welcome aboard!

Why are Americans obsessed with aliens and UFOs?

For the same reason that humans all over the world were (and still are) obsessed with gremlins, leprechauns, changelings, ghosts, demons, faeries, angels, and apparitions of the Virgin Mary. It's probably a psychological phenomenon (or psychology interacting with the environment), and what you perceive depends on the cultural references you've been brought up with, and the technological level

How exactly are Christians under attack in the United States?

As a Christian I'll try and elaborateIn different parts of the country you'll find different types of attitudes surrounding Christianity. Some of those attitudes are ones that are very liberal and accepting such as "I want to live my life the way

What would happen if America took over the world?

Look out your window. Turn on your television. That's what it would look like. You're living it right now. The U.S. Inherited the title of global hegemon after we defeated the soviets in the Cold War.The new type of "soft imperialism" is a U.S. Regime. The WTO, IMF, world bank, etc are all operating under

Are Christians allowed to worship God in the United States?

It's not true at all.Christianity has been the religion of choice for hundreds of years. There has been a growing trend in the US to try to be more inclusive and fair to those who are not Christian.Some Christians are okay with

What would a race war look like in america?

The question seems to proceed from a false assumption: that there has not already been a race war in the United States.  Frankly, to find out what a race war would look like in the US, just study its history.I think transporting people from their native land, holding them in bondage, denying them rights, sexually assaulting their

Why do U.S. Presidents kiss Saudi King's hand?

There is no evidence that Obama kissed anything. He did bend at the waist while shaking King Abdullah's hands. The king was only 5' 11" tall in his prime, and Obama is 6' 1", so Obama had to lean over to place his head at the king's level. Protocol forbids US presidents from bowing,

What myth about America do Americans believe?

Oh boy, where to start?That the rebellion was about

Is the United States of America a Christian nation? Why or why not?

no, No and NO!Let's run down a list of specific facts as to why not.The Declaration of Independence of the United StatesAlthough arguably religious language is used, the exact words used were deistic in nature. "Creator"

How would the United States handle a visiting alien delegation?

The U.S. is the only country that I have visited and noticed the signs in the international arrival section, indicating what lines aliens should stand in and what exit US citizens should use. In the USA, if you are not a citizen of their country, you are called an alien.To answer your question, how would

Do Americans believe in democracy?

The problem is that the quality of political culture in America has been falling downward ever since Regan when he refused to enforce labor laws existing on the books during the labor strike of Air Traffic Controllers. Labor unions used to be a strong element for rule by will of

How did the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion change United States policies?

JFK's head decayed and American embarked to a significant degree in misadventures in  Southeast Asia into a quicksand that was compounded by LBJ's additional mistakes. We got out when the republicans were in office and America, for a while, stayed

What's the best thing about living in the United States?

Of the 12 countries and 30 cities outside the USA I have worked in over 20 years in comparison to the USA, the best thing here is still the freedom, what little is left. I do very well around the world at my job but had I not started in the US, it never would have happened.

Is the United States of America a Christian nation? Did our forefathers state this in the constitution?

The United States of America is not, and has never been, a Christian nation. Its founding principles are not Christian principles. It is not being ruled by Jesus the Christ - either directly by him personally occupying the Oval Office or

What is the difference between India and the United States of America?

Though there could be any number of differences between two countries, but I will try to list not-so-obvious ones;The Light SwitchThis is the light switch (turned on) in India;

What is the most boring state in the US and why?

I would STRONGLY disagree that Illinois is a boring state for the following reasons:Cities. Chicago is unarguably one of the nation's key cities that offers a perennial pipeline to the super prestigious schools and cities of the Northeast. As is widely known, many famed politicians,

Do Americans believe in fate and luck?

Without googling this, I'd venture to guess most Americans believe in both fate and luck. I think it's an easy way out for most people. When good things happen they can take credit, or not, and when bad things happen they can blame it on fate or luck. Fate defined as

It's true that the United States of America is predominantly a Christian nation, but is the United States of America a legit Christian nation? If so, why or why not?

It's true that the United States of America is predominantly a Christian nation, but is the United States of America a legit Christian nation? If so, why or why not?The US is most definitely NOT a

State: What are 10 of the best things about the American state you live in?

I live in New York. In no particular order:We have NYC, the global city and cultural capital of the United States. You might not like NYC, but you can't disagree that it's exciting and fully of energy.We have very easy

Do Americans watch British comedies?

Oh, yes, we Americans watch British comedies, though it depends on a person's cultural openness. I suspect that most Americans actually prefer American comedies over British comedies, though, leaving a minority who prefer the other way around, which doesn't speak well for Americans in

Are teenagers in the US as annoying as movies and TV shows would have us believe?

No, not really. I think Axel on "The Middle" is a pretty good example of what the typical American teenage boy is like.Many TV shows show precocious teens who don't act anything like what real teens are like. Maybe the are just as annoying in real

Do people hate hippies?

Ah, hippies.It very well may depend on what generation you identify with. I say "identify with" versus "are from" for a few reasons.

How to become an Hollywood actress

People are telling you to get credits, and acting classes, etc. I recommend all of these, the more talent and experience, the better.However, if you want the easiest route, it's simple. Move to the LA area, get headshots, get and agent, and go on auditions.Thst the

What americans think about Priyanka Chopra?

She won the People's Choice award for favorite actress in a new American tv series. To do so, she won more votes than several well-known, popular American actresses.f I am not mistaken, and I don't think I am, her show was also the most popular new drama of the year.So the answer is

What is America's favorite food?

There are approximately 330 million Americans, from various races, ethnicities, and cultures, each with different cuisines too. So maybe it would be best to try to organize according to regional variations in favorite cuisines. These aren't perfectly accurate (that would be almost impossible), but they do give a general sense or idea or

What movies depict the real American life?

From a foreigner's perspective following movies painted a descriptive picture of American lives for me. The list is not in any particular order:1. Dazed & Confused: high school/college movie by Richard Linklater2. American History X: on the skinheads and neo-nazi culture and KKK.3. Seabiscuit: inspirational/ old times in

Why do American restaurants serve so much food?

Anxiety and deprivation have turned into habit and custom. For all the people who came to the US seeking freedom, a lot more came here because they weren't very well-fed back in the old country. Once established and making a decent living, they didn't go out to restaurants seeking exquisite food in dollhouse-sized portions. They wanted

What is a typical American lunch or dinner?

I don't know what most Americans eat for lunch and dinner, but here is what I ate on a monthly budget of $100–150 (split $300/month with roommate) over the last week.Last Monday - I had Raisin Bran cereal for lunch because I woke up late and didn't work until 5 P.M;we had this stew

Do Americans work too hard?

I have worked with many Americans remotely in several different large companies. My experience I have found is the arrogance and brovado. The need to be right and shun down anybody who challenges convention.Its a mis-conception. Whilst many Americans don't have as much holiday allowance as Europeans. Many

How to improve my manners

Manners depend a lot on upbringing, but you can always improve them by consciously doing what your conscience says is right. Believe in my biography--Karma. Think of the deed, not of the action resulting from it. Also, if you are significantly