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Make A Living American Society
1,974 wordsThe past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ignorant to think that everyone believes and behaves the same way. People should stop being so self-centered and take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in ou...
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Exercise Their Beliefs Maintain Their Identity Amish
513 wordsThe Amish have maintained their identity for centuries. Do you think they will be able to continue to do this? Give reasons for your answer. We part from the premise that identity refers to distinctiveness from others, to certain individuality or uniqueness that makes a person or a group different from the rest. The Amish have certainly demonstrated that they have very specific personality traits as well as self-characteristics, which distinguish them from society. In response to the question; Y...
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Interesting To Note Lost Forever
933 wordsThroughout a long journey and endless flight the Mennonites have suffered religious persecution almost wherever they were. In the story sailing to Danzig the author Rudy Wiebe describes the life of a man who is searching for his identity through historical books and the tales of his family members. The Mennonites religious movement was first started during the protestant reformation in the 1520 s and was led by Menno Simons (Encarta). Originating in Switzerland it was not very long before they w...
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Location And Its Effect On Success Or Failure
868 wordsThe Amish of Lancaster Pennsylvania (and Indiana) relied on the availability of good farmland for their success. At the time of their settling land was readily available and in large tracts. Even though much of the land needed to be cleared of trees and rocks the Amish were accustomed to hard physical labor so this was not a problem. They were able to establish a very successful farming operation, both grain and livestock. Their lifestyle was very restrictive so their proximity to larger populat...
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Eastern European Jews Nineteenth Century
1,744 wordsMy essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800 's or early 1900 's. I'm a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn't know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840 's the tides of immigratio...
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Bride And Groom Boys And Girls
1,887 wordsBoth the Amish and the Mennonites were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. Then began the Amish tradition of farming and holdi...
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Drugs And Alcohol Structural Functionalism
794 wordsThe main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. During the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their license, wear normal clothes and party on a regular basis. Then after this is over with they must make their decision, they can eithe...
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Work Ethic Corporate World
214 wordsIn today? s society I believe we have lost the traditional work ethic of long ago. Being brought up in a traditional family and around a population mainly comprised of Amish, I have come to understand the work ethic that America has lost. Amish are people who lead a simple religious life unaffected by automobiles, electricity, modern appliances, or other modern convinces. This Simple puritan life is based solely around god with a strong work ethic as the backbone. Long hours are spent hand plowi...
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