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    Solomon Islanders Rescued Future President
Solomon Islanders Rescued Future President

If it weren’t for the efforts of two Solomon Islanders in a dugout canoe, John F. Kennedy might never have survived World War II to become president of the...

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Obama Proclamation of National Native American Heritage Month

President Obama proclaims November National Native American Heritage Month.


Proclamation of German-American Day 2014 (German)

A German translation of President Obama’s proclamation on German-American Day 2014.


Obama’s Statement on Eid-al-Fitr

President Obama extends his greetings to Muslims around the word on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr.


Pamphlets

2014-11-24

    Thanksgiving: A Favorite U.S. Holiday
Thanksgiving: A Favorite U.S. Holiday

Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, the American Thanksgiving holiday traces its origins to harvest festivals.

2014-11-10

    Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November
Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans and their families are planned throughout the country to...

2014-10-10

    Columbus Day
Columbus Day

Columbus Day continues to evoke discussions about the Age of Exploration and the transformations it provoked, including the injustices done to indigenous p...

Publications

2014-06-23

    Study in the USA
Study in the USA

U.S. schools are considered among the world’s best — a U.S. degree is highly valued in many countries and can be the key to a successful career.

2014-05-13

    EJ|USA: Fourth of July – Everyone's Invited
EJ|USA: Fourth of July – Everyone's Invited

In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence. Plus, where teens are spending their s...

2014-04-01

American Muslims

American Muslims are ethnically diverse — they have roots in every region of the world — and they have all the opportunities of their non-Muslim neighbors,...

Articles

2014-12-02

    ‘Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary’ — Becoming a U.S. Ambassador
‘Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary’ — Becoming a U.S. Ambassador

To become the U.S. president’s envoy to another nation, prospective ambassadors must clear a number of hurdles in what can be a time-consuming process.

2014-11-05

    Democrats Take Brunt of Voter Wrath in Midterm Elections
Democrats Take Brunt of Voter Wrath in Midterm Elections

The Republican Party will control both chambers of Congress when it convenes in January 2015.

2014-06-24

    Louisiana’s Historic Earthworks Designated World Heritage Site
Louisiana’s Historic Earthworks Designated World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Committee of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization designate the prehistoric Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point...

Photo Galleries

2013-06-11

Immigration: The Making of the American People

The story of America is largely the story of multiple ethnic groups coming to the country’s shores and blending into diverse yet cohesive societies.

2013-04-02

    Route 66: The Mother Road
Route 66: The Mother Road

Historic Route 66 provides travelers a slice of 20th-century America and its attractions, both authentic and kitschy.

2012-09-25

    Modern American Indian Firsts
Modern American Indian Firsts

These trailblazing Americans excelled in the arts, politics, sports and more, leading the way for the American Indians of today.

Videos

2014-12-18

Meet Mark Gilbert, U.S. Ambassador to Samoa

Mark Gilbert, the new U.S. ambassador to Samoa, talks about his plans to strengthen bilateral ties.

2014-09-24

Two reasons to study in the USA: Computer science and food!

Learn why Abhilash came to the United States to pursue his master’s degree in computer science.

2014-09-19

Get to Know Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, shares some of her favorite things and what really matters to her.