About the USA
Updated 04 December 2914
Visiting the United States has this information:
- Do I need a tourist visa?
- Where can I obtain tourist information?
- Where can I find information about the National Parks of the U.S.?
- Will my British driver's license be adequate for renting a car?
- How can I get a disabled parking permit for my car?
- How old do I need to be to buy an alcoholic drink or gamble in the U.S.?
- What's the weather like where I'm going?
- How can I obtain tickets to tour the White House?
- What products will Customs and Border Protection permit me to bring into the U.S.?
- How many British tourists visited the U.S. last year?
- What is the DHS Secure Flight program?
- What is the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) ?
- What is the Congressional Gold Medal and to whom has it been awarded?
- Where can I find sheet music and recordings of some of America's most popular patriotic melodies? (via LOC.gov)
- What is the national anthem of the U.S.?
- Where can I find information about U.S. participation in international sporting events?
- Who were the former Presidents of the U.S.? How can I contact living former presidents?
- What is the name of President Obama's pet? The first family's pet is a Portuguese water dog called Bo. See Bo's first day out on the White House blog!
- Where can I find information about former President William J. Clinton and his administration?
- What are the dates of the public holidays in the U.S.? When are Mother's Day and Fathers' Day celebrated in America?
- Flag facts How many stars and how many stripes? When are new stars added?
- Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S.
- Why is New York City called The Big Apple?
- Where can I locate information about foundations, charities and grant-making organizations in the U.S.
- How can I trace someone in the United States?
- How may I obtain my Criminal History Record?
- Snapshot USA : an eJournal of the U.S. Department Of State Office Of International Information Programs (IIP).
- Where can I find information on the 2012 U.S. elections or the 2008 U.S. elections ?
- How many members of Congress are there, and how long are their terms of office?
- In the U.S. Congress which is the upper house in Congress?
- What is the salary of a member of Congress?
- Who are the leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties?
- How does a bill become law in the U.S.?
- What is the Congressional equivalent of Hansard, the daily record of proceedings in Parliament?
- Where can I find rules, regulations and notices issued by the U.S. government?
- Where can I find a list, with biographies, of senior U.S. government officials, including the Cabinet, and what agencies comprise the Executive branch?
- What is the highest court in the U.S?
- What is the role of the U.S. Supreme Court?
- What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ?
- How many states are there?
- What is Washington D.C. if it isn't a state?
- What is Puerto Rico if it isn't a state?
- Plus links to state government web sites and other sources
- How should I address a letter to the U.S.?
What are the postal abbreviations for each of the fifty states?
- How can I find out the zip code of an address in the U.S.?
- What are the current postal rates in the U.S.?
- How can I obtain a list of addresses for all U.S. embassies and consulates?
- How can I obtain a list of addresses for foreign country embassies and consulates in the U.S.?
- What is the current population of the U.S.?
- I need a basic set of statistics about the U.S. covering population, economics and so on?
- I want to know the population of a particular town?
- Where will I find the very latest statistics on the economy, employment, prices, transportation, crime, population, education and health?
- How can I obtain books published in America?
- Where can I see American newspapers and magazines. Can I buy American newspapers in the U.K.?
- I need a document published by the U.S. Federal government. What is the U.S. equivalent of Her Majesty's Stationery Office? Answer: the U.S. Government Printing Office (USGPO).
- Sources for Teachers in the U.K.
- American Studies: Exchanges: a Department of State web site
- What is the text of the U.S. Constitution?(47k). The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as The Bill of Rights.
- What was the role of the Constitutional Convention ?
- What is the source of the quotation "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"? The Gettysburg Address
- What is the source of the quotation "We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"? The Declaration of Independence
- Where can I obtain more information about American Indians?
The American Embassy in London
- Who were the previous American Ambassadors to the U.K.?
- Has the American Embassy always been in Grosvenor Square?
- What other American connections are there with Grosvenor Square?
- Where is the Ambassador's residence? When have Presidents of the U.S. visited the United Kingdom?
- When have the Secretaries of State of the U.S. visited the United Kingdom?
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