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    We are all descended either from immigrants to America or from Native Americans. All of us, therefore, have in our background a culture other than the one that governs most of our present social life. Describe some of the similarities and differences between norms of your cultural background and that of the dominant American culture.

    Describe how these similarities and differences affect your life. How has your own cultural background contributed to the mix that is the dominant American culture? How did you "learn" your culture? Have you developed a "new" culture as an adult? If so, what influenced you to do so?

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    This is a rather personal essay but I will attempt to give you the necessary tools to write it using my own cultural background and experiences as an example.

    First let's start off with what the questions is asking for. The question posits that American politics is governed by an American culture. This culture is an amalgamation of several cultures creating a unique mix of beliefs and traditions that belong to everyone but do not necessarily reflect every aspect of every citizen's parental culture.

    Look to your own family tree to determine what your cultural background is. Mine is French-Canadian and Loyalist. I learned my culture from my family though I have always felt rather adrift in the cultural sea as there were always few things that I could identify as ...

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    This solution provides a description of the difference between cultural backgrounds (with reference to French-Canadian culture) and the dominant American culture in 520 words.