The American Challenge
Table of Contents

History of America
America’s Special Attributes
American History Timeline
Divine Providence Helps the Nation

U.S. Presidents
Biographies of our Presidents: 1789 - 2008

U.S. Maps
Path to Statehood
Maps: Growth of America
Map: States, Cities, and Time Zones
Map: National Monuments and Parks

Our Founding Documents
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Independence
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
United States Constitution
Amendments to the Constitution

How Our Government Works
What the Founders Were Thinking
What Kind of Government Do We Have
The Creation of the Constitution
Three Equal Branches
The Executive Cabinet
Presidential Succession
The Federal Budget
The Electoral College
The History of Voting in America
Political Parties
Responsibilities of a U.S. Citizen
American Holidays
History of the American Flag
Great Seal of the United States
American Money
Armed Forces of the United States
Labor in America
Basic Economic Concepts

What Is America?
What Is an American?.
Literature from America’s Writers
American Inventions Lead the World
American Music
American Actors and Actresses
World-Class Athletes
American Cooking
Architects Change America’s Face
Famous American Ships
Famous American Planes and Spacecraft
Movies Capture America's Spirit
Religion in America
Art in America
American Folk Heroes
Infamous Outlaws
Worst U.S. Disasters
Annual Causes of Death in America
Financial Panics and Crashes
Colorful Sayings
The American Can-Do Spirit
Getting to Know America

American Heroes
Some of Our Founding Fathers.
Other Heroes in Our History
Unsung Heroes Who Changed History
The Berlin Airlift—1948-1949.
Unnamed Heroes

Patrick Henry, The War Inevitable (1775).
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis (1776).
James Monroe, The Monroe Doctrine (1823).
Abraham Lincoln, A House Divided (1858)
Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress (1862)
Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation (1862)
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (1863).
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865).
Woodrow Wilson, War Speech (1917)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms (1941)
Harold Ickes, What is an American? (1941)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Day of Infamy Speech (1941).
Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day Order (1944).
Harry S. Truman, Civil Rights Message (1948).
Harry S. Truman, Report on Korea (1951)
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961)
John F. Kennedy, Inauguration Speech (1961)
John F. Kennedy, Challenge to Land on the Moon (1961)
Douglas MacArthur, Duty, Honor, Country (1962).
Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Speech (1963).
Lyndon Johnson, Message to Congress (1965).
Gordon Sinclair, The Americans (1973)
Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address (1981)
Ronald Reagan, Evil Empire Speech (1983).
Ronald Reagan, Pointe du Hoc Speech (1984).
Ronald Reagan, Challenger Disaster (1986)
Ronald Reagan, Tear Down This Wall (1987)
Ronald Reagan, Farewell Address (1989).
George W. Bush, Terrorist Attack Speech (2001).
Rudolph Giuliani, Yankee Stadium Service (2001)
Colin Powell, Address to the Economic Forum (2003).
Ayad Allawi, Address to the U.S. Congress (2004).
Nicolas Sarkozy, Speech to the U.S. Congress (2007)

Poems and Songs
Yankee Doodle
The Star-Spangled Banner.
Home, Sweet Home.
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Woodman, Spare That Tree.
Old Ironsides
Concord Hymn.
Thanksgiving Day.
The Raven
O Ship of State!.
I Hear America Singing.
Paul Revere’s Ride
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

U.S. Citizenship Test


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