I think there are many effects of violence on the American culture. I believe the major one is child abuse. I feel this also affects the behavior of children every day. Ishmael Beah gets tied up naked to be tortured. No one can trust him so they are always using violence as a result. After the war, these ways continued which hurts the American culture. Ishmael Beah has no choice and neither do kids now days that are getting abused. This usually makes kids more willing to be violent. This effects their school work, friendships, and daily life. In some cases, can even result in death.