The United States is famous for many cultural achievements including its thriving film industry and the creation of many forms of music, including blues, jazz and rock. These cultural landmarks have influenced many other countries as well.Continue Reading
The United States is famous around the world as a producer of culture, and the country's film industry is unrivaled in terms of revenue and influence. American cinema is known the world over, and the country's blockbuster motion pictures, such as "Avatar," "Titanic" and "The Avengers," rank among the highest grossing films of all time. Directors like Woody Allen and Stanley Kubrick are also highly respected figures in world cinema.
America is also famous for its many unique styles of music. Blues, jazz and rock music are all specifically American inventions. The blues developed in American South in the late 19th century, growing out African American religious hymns and work songs. One of the most influential styles in American music, blues is a primary influence on jazz, rock and country music. Jazz developed in the early 20th century, as figures like Louie Armstrong helped to define this highly improvisational form of music. Rock music grew out of the blues and country in the 1950s, with artists such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. American rock achieved even greater cultural prominence in the 1960s, with artists such as Jimi Hendrix and The Beach Boys.Learn more about US History
Mass culture, consumerism, jazz and Prohibition all occurred during the Roaring Twenties. The American economy began to prosper in the 1920s, becoming strong enough that many Americans had extra money to spend. This led to consumerism and mass culture. For the first time in American history, people were able to buy the same goods and listen to the same music throughout the entire nation, thanks to industry and radio.Full Answer >
The Harlem Renaissance was important for its impact on the worlds of theatre, literature and jazz. Plays in the early 20th century typically portrayed negative black stereotypes through practices such as blackface, and the plays of the Harlem renaissance portrayed African-American characters as realistically human. This advancement would eventually affect all theatre in America.Full Answer >
The most commonly used vitamin supplements in the United States include vitamin C, vitamin D and forms of vitamin B, according to a 2013 survey cited by ConsumerLabs.com. Other supplements commonly used by respondents include fish oil, coenzyme Q10 and calcium.Full Answer >
There is a vast range of music that can be traced back to Caribbean cultures, from more traditional genres such as calypso, salsa, merengue, Afro-Cuban jazz and rumba to more contemporary genres such as dancehall, reggae and mizik rasin. Some of these genres, such as reggae, which originated in Jamaica, have a specific point of origin within the Caribbean, while others may have wider roots.Full Answer >