The Amish faith was formed when a group of Swiss Mennonites, led by Mennonite bishop Jakob Ammann, split off in the 1530s. All of the Amish and many Mennonites came to North America in the 1700 and 1800s due to religious prosecution in Europe. Today, the Amish all live in North America, while Mennonite congregations can be found around the world.
Both the Amish and Mennonite faiths have many divisions, but while all the Amish divisions conform to a conservative and plain lifestyle, Mennonite groups run from "Amish like" to completely mainstream.
A few of the common differences of Mennonites and Amish in the US include: Mennonites worship in a church building, Amish worship services are held in homes of the congregation members. Amish men grow beards after they are married, Mennonite men may or may not. Mennonites will have electricity in their homes, the majority of Amish do not. Amish children complete their school education in the 8Th grade. Mennonite children complete 12Th grade and some go onto college. A Mennonite may actually post an answer to your question, but unlikely you would find a practicing Amish to answer it on line.