"THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS"

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Welcome to The-German-American.comyour gateway to comprehensive cultural and geographical insights about German-American history, the U.S. and Germany. Discover more about the things that bring us together here. Whether you're curious about the mannors and customs, the diverse landscapes, or the histories of these two great nations, you'll find a wealth of information here.

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The relationship between the United States and Germany is one of mutual influence and deep historical ties, shaped by both countries' cultural exchanges, economic interactions, and strategic partnerships. This interwoven history has left lasting marks on both nations, influencing their development and global positions. The United States' influence on Germany has been pivotal in its post-war recovery and modernization, while German immigrants have left an indelible mark on American culture and industry. Culturally, American influence permeated various aspects of German life, from the adoption of American music, movies, and fashion to the spread of democratic ideals and consumer culture. American business practices also served as models for German institutions, fostering innovation and modernization.

 

In the U.S. German immigrants have had a profound impact on the cultural and economic landscape. From the colonial era to the modern day, Germans have contributed to American society in numerous ways. In the 18th and 19th centuries, German immigrants were among the largest groups to settle in the United States. They brought with them a rich cultural heritage, including traditions, foods, and customs that have become integral to American life. Economically, German immigrants played a pivotal role in the development of American industry and agriculture. They were instrumental in the brewing industry, with names like Anheuser-Busch and Miller becoming synonymous with American beer. 

 

CELEBRATING HERITAGE

GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

Every October, the United States celebrates German American Heritage Month, a time to honor the impact that German immigrants and their descendants have had on the nation’s history, culture, and society. This month-long celebration recognizes the contributions of German Americans across various fields, from science and industry to arts and politics.

 

The story of German immigration to America is a long and storied one, beginning as early as the 17th century. The first wave of German immigrants arrived in 1683, when a group of Mennonites and Quakers seeking religious freedom established Germantown, Pennsylvania. Over the next three centuries, millions of Germans would follow, driven by factors such as economic opportunity, political instability, and religious persecution.

 

GERMAN AMERICAN DAY

 

German American Day is a day of pride and reflection for those of German descent, as well as for those who value history. German American Day is celebrated annually on October 6th to honor the contributions of German immigrants to the culture and society of the United States and commemorates the arrival of 13 German families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia in 1683, marking the beginning of German immigration to America.

 

The formal recognition of German American Day began relatively recently. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6th as German American Day to celebrate the 300th anniversary of German immigration to America. This proclamation was followed by a joint resolution of Congress in 1987, which officially designated the day as a national observance.

A GERMAN-AMERICAN WEBSITE

Discover the best of two nations, embrace two cultures, all in one website - Germany and the USA, united online.


The-German-American ist eine bilinguale Webseite, die sich mit der Kultur, Geschichte und Geographie von Deutschland und den USA beschäftigt. Die Vereinigten Staaten werden auf Deutsch vorgestellt, während Deutschland in englischer Sprache präsentiert wird. Die beiden Länder sind historisch und kulturell eng miteinander verknüpft, da viele Deutsche in die USA immigrierten und die amerikanischen Streitkräfte auch Deutschland geprägt haben. Diese private Webseite möchte die deutschamerikanische Freundschaft fördern und Einblicke in die beiden Länder bieten.