|Way of Life:
Origin: The Amish originally lived along the RhineRiver, in southern Germany and in Switzerland.
Migration: At the beginning of the eighteenth century, some Amish migrated to the
United States, and many settled in Pennsylvania.
Clothing: Men: Men usually dress in plain dark-colored suits and wear coats without collar, Lapels, or pockets. Trousers never have creases or cuffs and are worn with Suspenders, not belts.
Women: Women usually wear plain- colored dresses with long sleeves, or a long
skirt and blouse with an apron. Amish women are not permitted to wear
patterned clothing or jewelry.
Way of Life: Conservative Amish avoid using modern technology such as electricity,
televisions, automobiles, telephones; however New Order Amish are beginning to use items such as inline skates, cell phones, and gas barbecue grills.
Education: The Amish provide their children with formal education only through the eighth grade and only in their own private schools.