Civilisation Essay

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Civilisation Américaine Table of Contents Chapter 1: Immigration and Minorities 4 I. Immigration 4 1. Recent Laws 4 II. Minorities 5 1. Main Characteristics 5 2. Black Americans 5 3. Hispanics 5 4. Asians 5 5. North American Indians 6 Chapter 2: Work and Social Aspects 7 I. Work 7 1. The Working Population 7 2. Working Conditions and Wages 7 a. Work and Holiday 7 b. Unemployment 8 c. Jobs for the future in industry 8 d. Protests of American workers 8 II. Social Protection 9 1. Social Security and Welfare 9 a. The Federal Social Insurances 10 b. The Welfare 10 2. Poverty 10 III. Social Problems 11 3. Violence and Criminal Behaviour 11 a. Present Trends 11 b. The Guns 12 c. The Government responses 12 d. Alcoholism 12 e. Extremism 13 IV. The American Way of Life 13 1. Daily Home life 13 2. Leisure Time 13 3. Public and other holidays 14 4. Tourism 15 Chapter 3: Religion 16 I. Religion 16 1. The Religious Factor 16 2. Church and State 16 II. Major Religions 17 III. Other Religions 18 Chapter 4: Education 19 I. Organization 19 II. Elementary, primary and Secondary Education 19 III. Higher Education 20 IV. School and Segregation 20 Chapter 5: The Media 22 I. The written press 22 II. The Other Media 22 1. The radio field 22 2. Television 23 3. Internet 23 Chapter 6: Foreign Policy and the US 24 I. Diplomacy and Institutions 24 II. Foreign Policy and Ideology 25 1. The Freedom Policy 25 2. The Interest Principle 26 3. The Progress Principle 26 III. The US as a hyper power 26 Chapter 1: Immigration and Minorities Immigration The British colonies in America were, from the start, considered for long-term settlement. For all centuries after independence, the US encouraged immigration to meet the urgent demand

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