Mrs. Angela Oleson
April 17, 2011
America Verses Germany
Would an American consider moving to another country? Most Americans would say they are content with their way of life and have no desire moving to a different country. Then you have some that are up for anything. A great country to think about residing in is Germany. Americans would still have some of the same amenities in life, as well as many new things to familiarize their selves with.
Many of the Germans and Americans transport the same way. Most Americans and Germans own vehicles, but because a German owns a vehicle does not make that their only mode of transportation. Many of the Germans ride their bicycles, scooters, or public transportation to get to their destinations. It is nothing for a German to get on their bikes and ride to the store in rain or shine. Americans would think twice before riding in the rain or extremely warm temperatures. Public transportation is very similar in both countries. Buses and taxis are very common and are a major part of people’s transits. In Germany, trains are used in everyday travel, to get you near or far. Anywhere Americans or Germans need to be there is some kind of transportation to fulfill their needs.
There are many laws that are the same amongst the two countries, but one that stands out the most is the drinking age. In America, the drinking age is 21, so there is no consuming or purchasing while under that age. If you look to be under the age of 30 you are suppose to show identification to purchase or consume alcohol. Meanwhile, in Germany, the drinking age is 16, so having identification is not as common for purchasing or consuming alcohol as it is in America. The Germans take much pride in their beers and wines that are made mostly in the southern part of Germany, therefore, they show more respect while drinking. It is no problem to go to the closest store and buy a case of... [continues]
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