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    At Iftar, Obama Honors Muslims Around the World
At Iftar, Obama Honors Muslims Around the World

President Obama hosts the annual White House iftar on July 14 to honor Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world.

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Obama’s Statement on Eid-al-Fitr

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


Obama’s Remarks at Annual White House Iftar

[T]onight, as we gather to celebrate Ramadan, let’s renew our obligations to one another, President Obama tells guests at the annual White House iftar, urg...


Obama at Naturalization Ceremony for Service Members, Spouses

"Today, on this Fourth of July, all across the country –- from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to the Alamodome in Texas -- immigrants from around the world ...


Pamphlets

2014-06-13

    U.S. Route 66: A Journey for Travelers Seeking ‘Americana’
U.S. Route 66: A Journey for Travelers Seeking ‘Americana’

Before interstate highways were created in the late 1950s, motorists crossing the United States between Illinois and California depended on Route 66 as the...

2014-06-09

    From a Short Flash: Ahmed Zewail’s Effort to Spread Light
From a Short Flash: Ahmed Zewail’s Effort to Spread Light

Read how the amazing discovery of chemist Ahmed Zewail, an Egyptian-born chemist working at Caltech, catches the movement of atoms.

2014-05-28

    You Asked: Why Does the U.S. Have Capital Punishment?
You Asked: Why Does the U.S. Have Capital Punishment?

Why does the United States have capital punishment? The answer lies in the limited power of the U.S. federal government to impose laws on the states, the i...

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

2014-06-24

    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...

2014-05-20

    ‘Beyond Bollywood’ Shows South Asian Americans in U.S. History
‘Beyond Bollywood’ Shows South Asian Americans in U.S. History

For more than a century South Asians have built and shaped U.S. history, building infrastructure from the 19th century railways to modern information techn...

2014-05-13

    Fourth of July, Immigrant Style (German)
Fourth of July, Immigrant Style (German)

A translation in German of an article on how immigrants to the United States celebrate Independence Day.

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

2014-05-20

Actor George Takei on Philosophy of Infinite Diversity

Actor George Takei says he goes by a concept from Star Trek called "infinite diversity in infinite combinations" that sees differences among people as an a...

2014-05-20

Actor George Takei on Diversity in America

Actor George Takei talks about diversity in the United States.

2014-04-11

Jazz Is INTERNATIONAL

Jazz connects people around the world. Legendary singer Dee Dee Bridgewater has traveled the world and says it's a music that has no boundaries.