In the United States, there are a few things that make you ‘American’ in a sense. One, playing a sport like Baseball or Football during childhood and young adulthood. Depending on where you’re from, could dictate the sport you play, or even influence you to play both. In states like Texas, football fields are practically considered hallowed ground, whereas Arizona is crazy about Spring Training with professional baseball. Another very ‘American’ thing to do, is to join the military. It is part of the American culture and seen as being respectable and even admirable. From that moment whether it be between service branches, from fellow citizens or non-Americans, you become associated with different stereotypes that belong to the military as a whole, as well as your specific service branch.