U.S. History

ShareAmerica Apollo XI 50th Anniversary poster

50th anniversary of the first moon landing [poster]

Fifty years ago brave American astronauts were the first humans to land on the moon. Download a free poster celebrating the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
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Test your knowledge of African-American history [quiz]

How much do you know about African-American achievements in civil rights, technology, sports and more? Test your knowledge and share your results!
Frederick Douglass statue (© Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Frederick Douglass: A symbol of freedom beyond America’s shores

Frederick Douglass' powerful story of his life as a slave and his escape to freedom is inspiring writers and readers far beyond the U.S.
Illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. above street sign bearing his name (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Where streets have one name: Martin Luther King Jr.

February is Black History Month. Learn what inspired dozens of countries to name thousands of streets after Martin Luther King Jr.
Color illustration of White House (Shutterstock)

Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents [quiz]

Every February, Americans honor their presidents. Take our quiz to see how much you know about U.S. presidents. Share your results!
Four heads of presidents carved into the side of a mountain, Mount Rushmore (© AP Images)

Presidents memorialized

Around the United States, numerous memorials — some famous, some obscure — honor those people who served as U.S. president.
President Trump at lectern and smiling, two officials applauding behind him (© AP Images)

The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

Millions of people around the world are expected to watch President Trump’s State of the Union address. Learn why that speech gets attention every year.
Bird flying through dramatic cloudscape (© Simon Alvinge/Alamy)

Why religious freedom matters to Americans

Freedom of religion is a key value to Americans and is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about it.
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The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.