Cultural age of the United States

I find it weird that people say that the US has only 200 years of culture and history when compared to countries in Europe of Asia which has thousands of years of culture and history. If you’re going to judge based on the age of a country politically and constitutionally, the US is arguably the oldest. If you’re judge based on traditions etc, then you have to accept that the US can trace many of its traditions and cultures back thousands of years as well (to Europe, Asia and Africa). Culture is composed of ideas passed on from generation to generation. Culture in the US did not appear out of thin air in 1776.

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