April 22 was established as Earth Day in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to encourage Americans to protect the environment. Since then it has become a global day of […]
The U.S. celebrates Earth Day on April 22 every year. On this date in 1970, the first environmental rallies happened across America, from Philadelphia to Chicago to Los Angeles. Earth […]
This handbook provides an overview of the fundamentals of journalism. Author Deborah Potter writes that “journalism is both a profession and craft, since journalists draw on specialized skills and adhere […]
Millions of U.S. voters cast ballots in nationwide elections for federal offices. Federal elections occur in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November for the popular […]
Join with the United States in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Pride Month during June of 2020. Download this colorful free poster.
People with disabilities are creative, innovative and industrious. They want to contribute, but they need a few things to do that. Accessible buildings and transportation, equal educational opportunities, adequate medical […]
Faith plus freedom combine to create a religious life in the United States that is robust, diverse, and free. This photograph rich Faith + Freedom: Religion in the USA depicts how […]
Download this free poster to commemorate 230 years of American diplomacy around the world! Created in 1789 as the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs and later renamed the U.S. Department of State, […]
Each essay in Pop Culture vs. Real Americans contains a surprise. Especially for readers who envision U.S. culture by the pop icons it has produced. American pop icons are sometimes […]
What makes the U.S. government uniquely American? Learn about the separation of powers and the institutions and practices that constitute U.S. democracy. The structure of the U.S. government is defined by the Constitution, but the ways in which institutions and officials meet the requirements of the Constitution are open to interpretation.
Beginning in the 1950s, the U.S. Department of State sent dozens of America’s greatest jazz musicians to tour the globe becoming known as “the Jazz Ambassadors.” Recognizing the cross-cultural appeal of jazz, American Jazz Ambassadors were able to transcend national boundaries, build new cultural bridges, and tell a larger story about freedom in America.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, jazz took the world by storm in response to popular jazz broadcasts such as Willis Conover’s Voice of America radio show, Music USA. The U.S. Department of State sent America’s greatest jazz musicians—“The Jazz Ambassadors—touring worldwide. These remarkable American jazz musicians were enthusiastically welcomed from Africa to the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America.