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View Poll Results: The South has defined the culture of the US more than any other region?
Yes it has 21 21.65%
No it hasn't 76 78.35%
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Correction: ground beef has been consumed for thousands of years. The current concoction called a "burger" of ground beef with cheese with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions on buns was created in America, in Texas by the way...
Yours is just one of many legends surrounding the food hamburger. Here are a list of a dozen others to make the claim about its origins. I doubt Texas with its small German influence would have a concept of even the word hamburger in the 1880s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hist..._United_States
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Country Music in particular has its roots in Mexico/Texas.
Largely Hip Hop and Rap is from the Urban Centers of the Northeast.
Immigrant Culture is a defining characteristic of the United States, to say that immigrant culture makes a place less American is pretty much dead wrong.
As an American who has never had Sweet Tea, Grits or Gumbo, or watched a NASCAR race much of this seems like how Southern Culture defined the South.
American Literature was defined by Bay Staters, Basketball was invented in Massachusetts, Theatre is controlled by NYC (and originally movies too), most Movies are made in LA.
So no, the South hasn't disproportionately contributed to American Culture.
And also the whole American way comes from the North, the settlers of the south were basically trying to be Europeans, while settlers in the North were trying to escape Europe.
Pretty much everything you said here is wrong
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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The South certainly contributed a lot, especially in the vein of music.

But where does quintessential American culture come from? The boxed version which most of the world identifies us with?

California
I'm surprised you were the first to say this, 3 pages in. I think the West in general has defined American culture more than any other region. The American personality is deeply rooted in the pioneer mythos and the Old West, and California has packaged that image and marketed to the rest of the world.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:57 AM
 
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For food and music. but I feel California and the northeast influenced food as much if not more than southern eating did. Pop music also doesn't have many roots in the American South.
Pop music isn't a defined genre. It literally means "popular music". For the past 30 years, most pop music has had its roods in R&B and Rock..both created by Black Southerners. More recent pop finds roots in hip-hop, house and techn, which were created by Black people in the Northeast and Midwest.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:26 AM
 
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No.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:38 AM
 
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Partially. The "root system" of the genre is mainly Appalachian, particularly eastern TN. Bristol, TN is considered to be the birthplace of country.



Which partially has its origins in the soul and funk genres that arose in the South.
As well as Reggae and also Disco, believe it or not. This is in terms of Hip Hop.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:55 AM
 
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Southern cuisine is also derived from other countries smart one. British influences southern cooking the most. Off-Southern south Louisiana cuisine is derived from French and Carribean influences. There isn't a thing about America that isn't derived from somewhere else.
A lot of Southern food has direct African and Native American influences as well.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If southerners had their way the people that brought us these foods wouldn't have been able to even come to America.


Please.

Because Asians have been treated so well historically in other regions of this country...NOT.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Southern cuisine is also derived from other countries smart one. British influences southern cooking the most. Off-Southern south Louisiana cuisine is derived from French and Carribean influences. There isn't a thing about America that isn't derived from somewhere else.
Corn dogs
Reuben sandwiches
S'Mores
Buffalo Wings
Oysters Rockefeller
Fried clams
Po boys
Philly cheesesteaks
Muffalettas
Deep dish pizzas
Bananas Foster
Chocolate chip cookies
Cheesecake
Brownies
Parker House rolls
Boston cream pie
Red velvet cake
Frozen custard
Fortune cookies
French dip sandwiches
English muffins


All this and so much more, invented right here in the U S of A.

And these foods originated in America:

Tomatoes
Potatoes
Corn
Pumpkins
Cranberries
Peanuts
Maple syrup
Chocolate
Quinoa
Beans
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yours is just one of many legends surrounding the food hamburger. Here are a list of a dozen others to make the claim about its origins. I doubt Texas with its small German influence would have a concept of even the word hamburger in the 1880s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hist..._United_States
You clearly are unaware of the huge German influence (and influx) into Central Texas in the mid 1800s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Texan

The hamburger may or may not have originated in Athens, Texas, but the idea that it couldn't have because Texas lacked a German influence is inaccurate.
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