noun | encyclopedia/culture
Pronounced: \uh-mer-i-kuh n\ | IPA: /əˈmɛr ɪ kən/
Definition of the American modern culture
A modern culture in New Mexico, and the major culture from 1850 to today. The culture is distinguished by the supreme law of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as their folklore, media, multiculturalism, gastronomic influence, and preservation; such as the preservation of multiple State and National Parks, the expansion of ancient New Mexican cuisine and New Mexico music, and the prominence of American holidays like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.
Cultural significance of the American modern culture within New Mexico
The United States of America’s culture is the prominent culture in New Mexico, and is the primary force for the preservation of the other primary cultures, the Pueblo modern culture and the Santa Fe de Nuevo México culture. From the rule of law-to-holidays, New Mexico has benefited from the multicultural identity of the USA. Likewise, the US has been shaped by New Mexico’s own naturally multicultural history. The Pueblo Revolt of 1890, the first successful revolt of Americans against European oppression, lead to greater freedoms and appropriate representation of the Pueblo peoples within the Santa Fe de Nuevo México culture. Santa Fe de Nuevo México’s legal framework and culture had a major impact throughout the Mexican and American territorial phases, in fact the New Mexico Campaign in the American Civil War was due in part to this prior history with the after effects of the Pueblo Revolt. The laws that the Pueblo and Spanish had instituted, which included laws against slavery, were a driving force for the Pueblo and Spanish descendants joining the fight against the Confederacy. New Mexico was one of the primary forces during World War II; New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah were the birthplaces of the Navajo Code Talkers, the USS New Mexico (BB-40) was a lead battleship in the WWII Pacific War, and Los Alamos National Laboratory was founded for scientific research in The Manhattan Project leading to the development of Nuclear weapons. Both Sandia Labs and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have been responsible for continuing scientific research. Technology has always been at a forefront in the state; Microsoft can trace its roots to Albuquerque, and Intel has the Fab 11X (a 300mm semiconductor fabrication plant) in Rio Rancho.
Examples of the American modern culture
Crash Course American History
Origin of the American modern culture
The American culture is the most culturally diverse in the world. The motto of the United States of America, E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), makes reference to not only the Union of the American States and Commonwealths, but also a reference to the immigrant nation itself. The founding fathers of America signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the American Revolutionary War lead to the British Empire recognizing their independence in 1783, and The Constitution of the United States was created in 1787 and ratified in 1788. Great Britain made a failed attempted to reclaim their colonies by force, in The War of 1812.
First Known Use: 16th century
Associated: Neighboring past Mexican territories, now a part of the USA; Teritorio de Altos California and part of Coahuila y Tejas. Neighboring past Independent states; República de Texas and República de Rio Grande. Neighboring modern American states; Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.