Hague Declaration in Support of Ukraine’s Sovereignty

The Hague, The Netherlands 1. We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission met in The Hague to
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Jamestown, Cradle of U.S. Democracy

Colonial settlers forged representative government in New World By Lauren Monsen USINFO Staff Writer Although Virginia’s Jamestown settlement -- the first permanent English settlement in the New World -- was launched in 1607 as a commercial venture by London shareholders, it quickly evolved into the English New World’s first (more...)

Thousands of New Citizens Help U.S. Celebrate Birthday

In celebration of its 237th birthday, the United States is welcoming more than 7,800 new citizens in more than 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country and overseas from July 1 to July 5. “The United States has a long and proud tradition as a welcoming nation, and we (more...)

U.S. Independence Day Celebration

The founders of the United States knew that independence was something to celebrate. And although U.S. Independence Day celebrations have evolved over time, July 4th festivities remain an important part of American life. But Independence Day wasn’t supposed to be on July 4. In the spring of (more...)

Hot Debate, Hard Compromises Marked U.S. Constitutional Process

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Against a backdrop of geographic and political factionalism, unpaid troops and a weak economy only beginning to recover from years of war, devising a new form of government is a considerable challenge. That was the situation facing the United States in 1787, four years after achieving (more...)

Clinton on Estonia’s National Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON Estonia’s National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Estonia as you celebrate the 94th anniversary of your independence this February 24th. Through hard work, innovation, and a pursuit of strong democratic (more...)

Journalists’ Arrests At “Occupy Wall Street” Demonstrations

United States Mission to the OSCE Response to EU on Journalists’ Arrests at “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 17, 2011 " There are few issues of greater concern to the United States than the state of Media Freedom within OSCE participating States. (more...)


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