About the USA

About the USA is a digital collection of background resources on American society, culture, and political processes. In addition to featuring selected websites, it provides access to documents in full text format (E-Texts) on topics ranging from the history of German-American relations, government and politics to travel, holidays and sports. About the USA is maintained by the Information Resource Centers/U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Germany. usa.usembassy.de

Introduction | Architecture | Dance | Film | Literature |
Music | Theater | Visual Arts

Business & Economy
Introduction | Agriculture | Basic Conditions and Resources |
E-Commerce | Foreign Trade | Labor | Monetary and Fiscal Policy | Small Business and Corporation | The Stock Market

German-American Relations
The 21st Century | 1994-2000 - The End of the 20th Century | 1989-1994 –Reunification | 1956-1988 - The Maturing Partnership | 1945-1955 - Postwar Germany | 1939-1945 - World War II | 1901-1939 - Early 20th Century | 1683-1900 - History & Immigration

Famous German-Americans | Genealogical Research | German Language in the United States

Government & Politics
Introduction | Capital - Washington DC | Constitution | Elections | Executive Branch | Flag | Great Seal | Judicial Branch | Legislative Branch | Local Government | National Anthem | Pledge of Allegiance | Political Parties | State Government

Introduction | Early America | The Colonial Period | Revolutionary Period and New Nation | Slavery, Civil War and Westward Expansion | Growth and Transformation | War and Prosperity | The Great Depression and the New Deal | World War II | Postwar America | Decades of Change | Towards the 21st Century | The 21st Century

Holidays & Celebrations
Introduction | April Fool's Day | Christmas | Columbus Day |
Ethnic & Religious Observances
| Groundhog Day | Halloween |
Independence Day | Labor Day | Martin Luther King Day |
Memorial Day
| New Year | Presidents' Day | Thanksgiving |
Valentine's Day
| Veterans Day

Introduction | Ethics | Freedom of the Press | Magazines |
| Online Journalism | Radio | Television

Science & Technology
Introduction | Biotechnology | Environmental Technology | Information Technology | Medicine | Nuclear Science | Space

African-Americans | Asian Americans | Criminal Justice |
| Education | Family Life | Health Care |
Hispanic Americans
| Immigration | Native Americans |
| Social Welfare | Women

Introduction | Baseball | Basketball | Football | Soccer |
Disabled Athletes
| Women in Sports | Youth and Education

Travel & Geography
Planning a Trip to the United States | Facts & Statistics |
The Regions of the United States
| The States & Territories

Current News
- Receive Policy Texts by Email
- AMERIKA DIENST - U.S. Policy Texts in German
- Teachers Newsletter
- Virtual Classroom


Education USA

US Diplomatic Mission to Germany

We offer reference and referral services on exchange opportunities in the United States. In addition, the U.S. Embassy supports a network of Education USA advising centers in Germany.

Embassy and Consulate Information Resource Centers (IRC) can assist you with your inquiries about U.S. government policy and organization, economy, history, culture and society.

The U.S. Embassy works with libraries in Germany to develop information services on the United States appropriate to local information needs.
US Diplomatic Mission to GermanyU.S. Diplomatic Mission to Germany /Public Affairs/ Information Resource Centers August 2008.


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