On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.
Americans will fire up their barbecue grills for the Fourth of July. But what they eat depends on where they live. Learn how those regional styles formed.
Memorial Day is a day when Americans reflect on the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in military service.
Films, poems, songs and stories from 1926 are free for all to enjoy. Learn how U.S. copyright law protects creators and promotes creativity.
Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.
What is now known as Black History Month was initiatedd in 1926 by Black historian Carter G. Woodson. Learn more about this observance.
The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.
The U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific and works to improve prosperity, fight climate change and support democracy in the region.
Only 12 years after Indians won their freedom with nonviolent protests, noncooperation and boycott, African Americans were using the same tactics to overturn unjust laws.
President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded a landmark agreement on March 2, 2006, that would place India’s civilian nuclear program under international safeguards and enable full civilian nuclear cooperation with the United States.
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political and worker rights.
A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority—and data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.
Juneteenth every year commemorates contributions and resilience of the United States' Black Americans.
Strong people-to-people ties between the United States and India date back over 200 years, to the earliest days of the United States and well before India’s independence.
From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity.
Learn about the history, art, creativity and technology of American music at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The New Americans Museum in San Diego presents and preserves the stories of diverse immigrant experiences.
Living history museums offer an interactive way to learn about the past and bring history to life.
The American Writers Museum celebrates writers and inspires people to engage in reading and writing through innovative and interactive exhibits.
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and witness centuries of dreams, challenges and creativity in the United States.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Kansas educates visitors about the historical and present value of agriculture in the United States.
The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle offers a glimpse of some of the biggest cultural icons and phenomena.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee presents key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement and examines today’s global human rights issues.
Experience the creation of a nation’s story at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.
Experience authentic American food with classic music and unique décor at The All American Diner in New Delhi.
The National Park Service preserves hundreds of natural and historical wonders of the United States for generations to come.
Congaree National Park in South Carolina protects the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States.
Canyonlands National Park in Utah offers some of the United States’ most stunning and varied natural sites.
Visitors experience rich marine beauty and human history at Florida’s Biscayne National Park.
From Florida to Alaska, park rangers help visitors enjoy the amazing U.S. national parks.
American cuisine reflects the nation’s diversity and the influence of immigrant groups.
Honor history and equality with a trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.