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.
Celebrate World Space Week 2017 by downloading this free colorful PDF poster which is available in two resolutions in eight languages. Learn about other new worlds at www.share.america.gov/topics/space and watch the video celebrating World Space Week 2017 on ShareAmerica.
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!
Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of any democracy. Elections give citizens a voice in their government in the most fundamental way: by deciding who governs.
This handbook provides these tools and guidance for adventurous individuals who are “ready to ride the rocket ship” of being an entrepreneur.
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.
Primary elections and caucuses held in each U.S. state are essential to the way that political parties select their presidential candidates.
Election Day in the United States often arrives dressed as a carnival.
Though not required, every president since George Washington has delivered an inaugural address.