Puerto Rico Culture Vs American Culture Essay

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Culture has, if not the most, a very important role in cultural anthropology around the world. Culture can be considered ‘the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.’ Different cultures stretch across every inch of the Earth, since the begging of the human race. Each culture has modeled distinct races and continents, and changed the course of history for good and bad. Each one introducing a new way of thinking and living; through customs and traditions. Although some cultures have remained static through the Earth’s history, most have been subject to change. The different changes that can occur, and be considered good changes or obstacles depending…show more content…
‘Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. It became a U.S. territory in 1898, when it was acquired from Spain after the Spanish-American War. With approximately 3.7 million residents.’ However, there are people that live in Puerto Rico that do not want to be a part of the United States of America. Although it is only a commonwealth, the US has offered statehood to Puerto Rico. However, many votes have been made and most of them had the same answers, which were to maintain Puerto Rico a commonwealth and not become a state. It is a sort of negligent move since the US supports Puerto Rico economically, militarily, and legally (the US provides Puerto Ricans with an United States of America passport). Although the US has protected and been there for Puerto Rico since 1898, Puerto Ricans prefer their unique culture with distinct food, dance, customs, traditions, the one which connects to the first point, language, and the most important their geographical location since they are an island which is not on the main US motherland. Since they dance and sing “reggaeton”, and eat their “maduros” they consider themselves a unique and special Caribbean Island and are very resistance to cultural and governmental

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