I have no idea where your coming from or trying to get at with this post, but when you hear "American culture" and the melting pot is the first thing you think of, then you shouldn't even be posting.
When I saw this post the first thing I thought was, is what I imagine to be a 1950s environment (my opinion one of the greatest periods of time in this country). This was a time of pure patriotism and nationalism (this is what made the time so great). Everyone had pride in their country, and you didn't ever here about this protesting and antigovernment crap you do now.
During this time our society was built of strong moral fiber and everyone supported basic morals and values. The importance of family was enstowed on everyone... A family consisted of a working father, a mother that worked only on domestic chores (raising children, cooking, cleaning, etc.), a son, and a daughter... that is the ideal family in my opinion. I hate it when people nowadays try to say that a family can be anything, couples, single parents, stuff like that.
At an early age the boy is taught the importance of serving his country and a good work ethic. The girl is taught by her mother how to take care of things around the house.
Outside every house there proudly waves an American flag, a picket fence, and a woody in the driveway (you get the picture).
okay...we've established WHITE FAMILIES in the 50's, but what about BLACK, HISPANIC, ASIAN, etc. families in the 50's...what were they doing? where was their "white picket fences" and American flag in the yard?