However the United States of America has become a melting pot for a diversity of cultures, its fundamental institutions and ideals are basically Western. Recognize a specific feature of American culture which originated in each of the four main periods of Western Civilization under study:
a) The Ancient World (Near East and Egypt).
b) The Classical World (Greece and Rome).
c) The middle Ages.
d) The Renaissance or Reformation.
Thoroughly describe each chosen feature and describe its importance in the growth of Western culture.