U.S. History

Religious freedom: A basic right [poster]

Freedom of religion is a basic right in the United States. It is an important component of American democracy and of America's diverse society.
Candles in the shape of the Star of David (© Romans Klevcovs/Alamy)

Americans observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year remembrance activities in the U.S. commemorate victims of the Holocaust, and participants commit themselves to preventing future genocide.
Person looking at sunlit Japanese gate over water (© Koji Sasahara/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Inside of Notre Dame filled with people (© Morse/AP Images)

America’s love for Notre Dame

The iconic French cathedral Notre Dame de Paris has a long history of importance to the people of America, as illustrated in these beautiful photos.
South Korean and U.S. flags spread out among a large gathering of people (© Ahn Young-joon/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-South Korean relations

The U.S. led the U.N. coalition that stopped North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950 and helps defend it today while working on denuclearization.
Silhouette of people standing at the Tidal Basin surrounded by cherry blossoms (© J. David Ake/AP Images)video

Cherry blossom trees symbolize enduring U.S.-Japan ties [video]

Take a virtual walk among the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington and learn more about their history in this 360-degree video!
Pages from the North Atlantic Treaty (National Archives)

A rare glimpse of the document that started NATO

Visitors to the National Archives Museum can now see the North Atlantic Treaty, the document that marked the start of the NATO partnership in 1949.
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.
Photo collage with close-up photos of five people (First four @Shutterstock; @ AP Images)

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!