7Personal achievement High valued placed on successful competition Most evident in the area of employmentAchievement is often measured in terms of power and wealthWhat is you dream job?What goals do you have for your future?Have you thought about a back up plan?
8MoralityBehaviors, attitudes, and attributes are categorized as right or wrong and such categories are used to guide behavior.
9American Morality Founded on strong religious faith Belief in justice EqualityWhat issue doYou feel stronglyAbout?
10Efficiency and Practicality Americans tend to be practical and inventive peopleThey believe that every problem has a solution.Problem solving involves discovering the most efficient technique when dealing with a situationJudge technology on its usefulness / people on their ability to get things done
11Progress and Material Comfort Belief in the ability of science and technology to make the world a better and more comfortable place.Through hard work and determination, living standards will continue to improveBoth views are important because most Americans also place a high value on material culture
12Humanitarianism: What can you do to help others? Belief that we should help those who are less fortunate.
13Equality and Democracy The United States was founded on the principle of human equality“We the hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”Many Americans believe that to have human equality, there must be an equality of opportunity and an equal chance of success
14EqualityAmericans do value equal opportunity but do not necessarily believe that everyone will be equally successful.Hard work and personal achievement lead to view success as a reward that must be earnedDo you think we have equality in America? Explain your answer?
15Democracy Citizens have the right to express their opinion To participate freely in choosing their representatives in government.
16Freedom “ Bill of Rights” ( First 10 Amendments ) Personal freedoms ( First Amendment )Speech, religion, press, peacefully assemble, petition the governmentRight to bear arms ( Second Amendment )Cruel and unusual punishment ( Eight Amendment )
17What other freedoms do you feel you have in the United States of America? List and explain examples of freedoms we have here in America?