United States students discuss what the divide between British and American culture means.
When asked about what they thought of when hearing the term “Philadelphia,” many responded by mentioning films such as Rocky and Philadelphia. Rocky gave Philadelphia international recognition with the story of a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion.
Most have also never heard of the city’s great founder William Penn, the famous Quaker, advocate of democracy, and city planner. A man who created a city notable for its rich history containing the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed – and other American Revolutionary sites.
The London natives also struggled to pronounce Schuylkill, the area originally inhabited by the Lenape, or Delaware Indians.