Originally Posted by Fedaykin
That you are confused by this only re-confirms your ignorance dramallama.
There's a reason the USA is referred to as a melting pot: specifically BECAUSE there is not "traditional culture". It's a mix of cultures from all around the world.
We didn't allow citizenship from "all around the world" until after 1960. If you aren't aware of that, you must be VERY young. Melting pot before the 60s meant European immigration shedding their European culture and melting into the WASP cultural whole in the US, as that demographic were the majority founding culture of this country and represented common US culture. If you doubt it, merely look at the history of US immigration law.