Facts About The American Character

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The American character is what sets America apart from the rest of the world. There are so many things that the USAAmerican Character is re-known for. The following are some American characteristics and culture facts that you may find interesting.

The American Character Facts

  1. The USA is the 3rd largest country in the world. It has a population of over 300 million people.
  2. American’s speak many languages, have many different religions and come in a variety of different skin tones.
  3. Americans can be extremely individualistic, independent, and like to be their own person.
  4. Over 66% of Americans are said to be overweight with up to 37% of people being obese.
  5. Freedom of choice is one thing that all Americans believe in.
  6. American’s like their persona space.
  7. 5 million people or 1% of the USA population is homeless.
  8. Americans can talk easily to anyone who is homeless but are careful and use good judgement about who they will talk to.
  9. Some cities in the USA have dirty streets.
  10. Teenagers especially in the USA have tattoos and body piercings while also wearing strange clothes.
  11. Americans like to follow the rule of law.
  12. Littering, tagging, graffiti, and loitering are punishable by jail or a fine.
  13. To drink or buy alcohol in the USA you must be 21 and have an identification card with photo included.
  14. Discriminating against another person’s ethnicity and religion is against the law.
  15. Americans call people mostly by their nickname or first name.
  16. It is illegal in most states to buy cigarettes under 18 years of age.
  17. Americans smile lots and are able to share personal stories and talk easily with strangers.
  18. Americans always wait their turn in line no matter how long they have to wait.
  19. When entertaining, the television is turned off and music isn’t too loud when guests are invited over.
  20. When friends go out for dinner, it isn’t unusual that each person pays for the others food.


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