American Mexican Cultures

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Thesis Statement and Outline

Complete one of the following outline formats (organize by subject or organize by point) for your compare and contrast essay.

Timely Posted on OLS: Yes
Grade: 90 /100


What two subjects will you compare and contrast?

American culture and Mexican culture

I. Introduction

Thesis Statement (one sentence, 25 words or less)

American and Mexican cultures are two of the fifty thousand cultures in our existence that have characteristics that are both assimilated and diverse.


Subject 1 –American culture

II. Point 1 – Politics
A. Supporting detail - Federal and state elections operate as a two-party electoral system. B. Supporting detail – The presidential elections are held once every four years, with opportunity for a president to be reelected and the president is chosen through the electoral vote. C. Supporting detail – The politics of the U.S. is dominated by two parties; the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

III. Point 2 – Religion
A. Supporting detail - The majority of American’s are Christian. B. Supporting detail - There are also many Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. C. Supporting detail – The word of God is used very carefully so that Americans of other religion will not be offended.

IV. Point 3 – Family
A. Supporting detail - Family is usually second to work. In other words Americans will go to work before they will stay home. B. Supporting detail – The children are often minimally parented so they are very independent. C. Supporting detail – Wife often fulfills dual roles, and mobility is quite common.

Subject 2 – Mexican culture

V. Point 1 – Politics
A. Supporting detail - The federal government represents the United Mexican States and is divided into three branches B. Supporting detail – The presidential...
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