The United States’ History and Cultural Values
The history of the US has since long affected its culture and the prevailing values of its citizens. The cold war is at the forefront as one of the historical events that shaped the culture of the US. People feared the looming communism, and this brought fear among them. It has since instilled fear among the citizens of nuclear war and attack from the enemies. The cold war also created eternal enemies among politicians, hence hatred among their allies too. The freedom of voting by all people of the US changed the culture and the values they had. The inclusion of the black Americans to exercise their democratic rights ensured neutrality in the country. Some people used to feel privileged than others before then. The election of Barack Obama as the first African American president instilled joy among black American citizens. The history of the US presidents has contributed to the acquisition of some cultures and freedoms life freedom of worship. Some citizens have changed from being Christians to Muslims.
The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 from the France territory increased the landmass of the United States. Several citizens moved to inhabit the land, and it nowadays forms a better part of the United States. The citizens who moved to this area interacted and acquired new ideas from their new neighbors. Independence Day, July 4, 1776, is a historical time that shaped the cultural values of US citizens. It marked an end to Great Britain’s rule, hence a feeling of freedom among the citizens. History has changed the cultural values of Kenyan citizens, a country in East Africa. The changes in the constitution to allow for a multiparty state enable people to exercise their democratic rights.