Animated map assembles sections of the United States of America reflecting various kinds of inhabitants. A woman of Native American Indian origins weaves a straw hat as a young boy plays nearby. Sign outside a building identifying the "Slovak Political Benefial Assn." Other signs on seen on different buildings include: "Polish Army Veterans Association of America;" "Ukrainian American Youth Association;" and "Germantown Hospital." A brass plate on a building reading: "English-Speaking Union." Asian-American school girls, and a Japanese-American man with a boy. View of a wood carving in ancient African style. A street scene showing many Hispanic Americans, and commercial signs in Spanish. A group of new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony,each receiving a small American flag. Animated map shown again, indicating the geographical distribution of Americans in the U.S. First it shows areas where citizens live near water, either the oceans, Gulf of Mexcio, or the Great Lakes. Montage of urban scenes showing some of the cities where most Americans live. The Massachusetts State House in Boston. New York City street scene with the Empire State Building in background. City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Capitol in Washington, DC
Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War Two to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swaztika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending WWII. Times Square in New York City on VJ Day. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korea. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newpaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev,at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech.A newspaper headline reading: 'Khruschev orders removal of missiles'. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano'. Chinese people marching with massed flags. Mao Tse-Tung,President of China, waving. A U.S. soldier in,South Vietnam,looks through binoculars. and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.
View from ground of Twin Towers of World Trade Center, still under final construction, in New York City. Crowded sidewalk in New York City with close up views of pedestrians walking to work, wearing late 1960's and early 1970's fashions.
View of high rise buildings and skyscrapers, subway and highway in New York City from moving vehicle. Motorists in a tunnel or bridge entrance merge area in New York City. Heavy traffic congestion at the merge. Many 1960's and 1970's vehicles including cars and trucks jockeying for progress in the slow traffic jam.
View of a street of the New York City in United States. Moving view as a pedestrian holding a camera walks on sidewalk. Crowded sidewalk with pedestrians in 1970's fashions. Manhattand streets busy with cars and trucks and taxis. Vendors selling their products including fruits and jewelry in stands set up on sidewalk. Traffic seen on the roads. A cafe advertising Frankfurters. Another business with sign "Goldsmith". Sign for "Barney's Discount Center" (Barneys New York) (Seventh Avenue, Manhattan?)
Television program host Lee Marvin talks about the Empire State Building in New York City. Views of the Empire State Building in 1970. Views of the Empire State Building under constuction. A blimp passing near the building. People gathered in front of the building. The 79th floor of the Empire State Building engulfed in flames after a B-25 aircraft crashed into the building in 1945. Views of the fire from the ground an from the 79th floor areas as firemen extinguish flames.