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.
The U.S. marks its Independence Day on July 4, the day in 1776 when founding fathers approved the Declaration of Independence. Download your choice of PDF files of this free poster today!
Americans celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence with parades, speeches, concerts and fireworks.
On January 20, 2017, America celebrated the inauguration of its 45th president—Donald J. Trump. He gave his inaugural address from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol as has every president since President Reagan in 1981.
America refracted through these writers’ minds is not one place but many.
The career of the eminent broadcast journalist is an example of the essential role the free press plays in a democracy.
American popular music spans a range of human experience, from matters of the heart to political protest.
American literature is dazzlingly diverse, exciting and evolving.
Religious worship in the United States is infused with the spirit of inclusion and mutual respect.
The U.S. successfully maintained national cohesion while absorbing the enormous influx of immigrants.