Here’s President Trump’s First Address to Congress

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of
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Philadelphia Named First World Heritage City In The United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Commerce Director, and the Global Philadelphia Association announced that the City of Philadelphia has become the first World Heritage City in the United States, formally receiving the designation this evening through a vote taken by the XIII World (more...)

Kerry on Death of Former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon

Ariel Sharon's journey was Israel’s journey. The dream of Israel was the cause of his life, and he risked it all to live that dream. I remember reading about Arik in the papers when I was a young lawyer in Boston and marveling at his commitment to cause and (more...)

President Obama: Time to Pass Immigration Reform Bill

In his weekly address June 8, President Obama says that the United States Senate will soon take action to fix what the president has called “our broken immigration system” with a common-sense bill. The president urges the Senate to act quickly to pass this bill so (more...)

Freedom of Expression in the United States

The following are excerpts of Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez’s remarks at the Conference on the Transformation of Security and Fundamental Rights Legislation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The full transcript is available on the U.S. Department of Justice website. ... [H]ow does a government grant (more...)

New U.S. Monuments Honor History, Preserve Environment

President Obama signed proclamations March 25 establishing five new U.S. national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrates American’s rich history and natural heritage. Located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, the monuments help tell the story of significant people and extraordinary (more...)

Civil War Comes to Life at Fort Mifflin

The Third Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops will present the 5th annual Civil War Weekend at Fort Mifflin on Saturday and Sunday April 6 & 7, 2013.  This extraordinary living history event presents extensive programming highlighting both military and civilian life during the Civil War years, with a special (more...)

Structure of U.S. Education

(The following text is excerpted from the U.S. Department of State publication USA Education in Brief.) For someone from another country, the U.S. educational system understandably appears large and varied, even chaotic. Within this complexity, however, American education reflects the history, culture, and values of the changing
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Pirates Land at Fort Mifflin!

Pirates land at Fort Mifflin on the Delaware on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10 AM till 4 PM.  Fort Mifflin’s annual Pirate Day invites you to explore piracy on the Delaware River at the only fort in Philadelphia.  Revelry and mischief abound for pirates of (more...)

Wawa Welcome America! Begins with Reading … and the Runway!

Wawa Welcome America! will begin today with the first installment of its popular Go 4th & Learn series of free, educational and interactive sessions for kids. The first Go 4th and Learn will be Go 4th & Learn About History, an outdoor event in kid-friendly Franklin (more...)

Clinton on National Day of Russian Federation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON National Day of the Russian Federation On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Russia as you celebrate your National Day this June 12th. This is an occasion (more...)

Humanity Never Forgets Atrocities Like the Holocaust

Surrounded by survivors of one of the worst mass slaughter of humankind, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams declared that Pennsylvania children and adults should “never forget,” announcing introduction of Senate Bill 1523. If enacted, public schools would be required to teach about the Holocaust, (more...)

President Obama on Armenian Remembrance Day

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day Today, we commemorate the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  In doing so, we honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were brutally massacred or marched to their deaths in the waning days (more...)

Philadelphia Mummers Parade In New Exhibit At City Hall

The 2012 Mummer Parade may be over, but the spectacular pageantry of the nation’s oldest folk parade still marches on through a brand-new Mummers’ exhibit at City Hall. City and Mummers representatives recently announced a new exciting feature of the 2012 Mummers Parade -- Fancy Folks: Art and Mummery -- a (more...)

Free People Create Economic Growth, Obama Says

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer A country’s greatest economic resource is the talent and entrepreneurial spirit of its people, President Obama says, and open and accountable governments that treat all of their citizens equally and with dignity are in a better position to enjoy economic growth that will (more...)

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