American culture consists of the values and norms of our society. Our culture is based on the way in which each individual lives each day. Although we may have different lifestyles, family backgrounds, occupations, etc., a major of us share the same values. Getting a job and getting a good education is an important value in which many people partake. The American culture is fast paced and is always up to date with the newest technology, fashion, and other materialistic items. Culture is a big part of our world because even if we don’t realize it, we are still participating in society. Each person is a key contributor to the way we live and shapes our world and the people around us.