The history of the United States. 1783: Soldiers of the new republic after their victory in the American Revolutionary War. Soldiers on horseback meet new citizens. They watch as men carrying baggage walk away. A banner on a road separating two states reads 'New Hampshire Boundary'. A merchandiser demands money from two men to cross the border. Pictures of the land which farmers gave up because they could not pay back. Bankers inside a building. People on the streets. Delegates at the Philadelphia Convention in Pennsylvania. Pictures of people demanding new central government. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the US, walks supported by two men to the convention building. Several people stand around and watch. General George Washington, the elected President of the convention. He delivers a speech. He states the need for unity, a sound financial system, war debts to be paid, trade to be encouraged, national government to protect rights and perform functions. The delegates speak at the convention. The convention in progress. President George Washington with Benjamin Franklin and a few men at a final private conference during which they decide the government should have clearly defined substantial powers. The Preamble to the United States Constitution created on 17 September 1787, read out at the convention. Benjamin Franklin gets up with the help of two men. George Washington signs the constitution. Benjamin Franklin with George Washington. The carving on George Washington's chair. George Washington, the first President of the United States. People greeting the President. Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, organizes a bank to receive taxes and import duties that pays off national debts.
United States soldiers on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, United States . The soldiers in new cold-bar suits while climbing the mountain. They float around in an icy pool to test the suit.
Animated map of Northeastern United States bounded with Middle States and Southeastern States. Map depicts geographical condition of Northeastern States. Map marks States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Map shows Northeastern settlement during colonial period by Scotch, English, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes. Also shows influx of French Canadians during early 19th century and immigrants from different countries occupying urban Northeastern centers. Map explains the population occupying region.
British narrated film discusses people and climate of the United States. Shots of CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) President John L Lewis and Father Coughlin speaking. Harlem street scene. Crowd entering a subway station in New York City. Newspaper headlines posted in China Town New York. Storefronts of Greek and Italian merchants in downtown New York City. Signs seen include 'Grande Deposito Dolio Doliva,' and 'Anthony Coulapides, manufacturer of high grade cigarettes.' Hebrew writing and star of David seen on side of building. Buildings with Spanish language signs in New York. A parade float with Virgin Mary depiction. Wide shot of a vineyard. View of a water wheel turning at a mill. Boys skinny dipping. 1930's and 1940's era cars on deep snow covered roads of an American town. Homes in deep snow. People recline on a beach in Florida in winter while on the same day in New Hampshire people ski, some pulled by horses. People slip while walking across a street during a blizzard. A boy takes removes an apple from an icebox (early refrigerator). Dust storms in farm country of the midwest during the dust bowl. Man races across a field toward a barn as a dust storm bears down on it. A farmer leads his horses out of a corral. A farm is destroyed by dust storms during the dust bowl. A family piles their remaining things on a farm truck and abandons their farm destroyed by the dust bowl. A poor family in a shack in the River Mississippi Valley area.
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC news correspondent Quincy Howe speaks during the debate and asks Vice President Richard Nixon to give his closing statement. Vice President Nixon opposes Senator Kennedy's statement that American is standing still. He says more houses and classrooms have been built, there has been a progress in civil rights and progress in field of slum clearance in Eisenhower's Administration which is more than in the previous administration. He says the United States should extend freedom to the world. He says that there were eleven dictators in Latin America in 1953 and now there are only 3 left. Nixon also talks about free government in Africa. He says that America will move ahead with the kind of leadership that we can provide in these years ahead. Correspondent Quincy speaks. He says that the opening statements by both candidates ran eight minutes each. The closing statements ran four minutes, thirty seconds. The order of speaking was reversed from their first joint appearance, when they followed the same procedure. A panel of newsmen questioned each candidate alternately. The first discussion dealt only with domestic policy. This one dealt only with foreign policy. As members of a new political generation, Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy have used new means of communication to pioneer a new type of political debate.
The American Canoe Association's Eastern Championship on the Mascoma river in New Hampshire, United States. The participants row through the rough water of the river. The winner of the competition is Wick Walker. The winner will represent the United States at the world contest in Czechoslovakia.