Nellie Tayloe Ross, the 28th Director of the Mint, and Employees at the United States Mint, Department of Treasury oversee the first shipment of government gold from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia to the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Clip shows casting and weighing of government gold, at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Nellie Tayloe Ross seen speaking and seated at a desk with other officials nearby. Mint officials check the quality and dimensions of a cast gold bar to be transported to Fort Knox in Kentucky. Gold molded into bars by ram machines. Nellie Tayloe Ross signs papers. Molding machines and employees at work. Molten gold in a kiln. Man casts it into gold bars. Officials and armed guards keep an eye on the process. Gold bars are placed on one side of a large scale and weighed. Exterior view of the U.S. Mint department building in Philadelphia. View is of the third U.S. Mint building in Philadelphia, North facade, facing Spring Garden Street (building later owned by the Community College of Philadelphia, as of 1973). Late 1930's automobiles seen passing by the U.S. Mint on Spring Garden Street.
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.
Newly reconstructed Franklin Field, in Philadelphia, filled with 57 thousand spectators. The 150 member University of Illinois marching band plays and parades over the field. A cheering section in the grandstand spells out "N", as part of their message and another section spells out an A" with their cards. Prior to kickoff, Harold Edward "Red" Grange, Captain of the University of Illinois football team, stands holding a football. He is flanked by Illinois Head Coach Robert Carl Zuppke and Pennsylvania coach, John Louis. Grange hands the football to another player. The field is muddy from earlier snow and rain. Grange is seen running the ball on the very muddy field in the contest against University of Pennsylvania. Players are mud-covered and sliding during play. (Underdog Illinois won 24-2.) Scene shifts to different game with cheer leaders in grandstand spelling "Knute Rockne." Camera focuses on the famous Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne, attending the game, as a spectator in the stands. Cheerleaders seen at sidelines. In another scene, Grange is shown in a game, running for a touchdown at corner of goal line.
Enthusiastic spectators are seen in stands and at sidelines at a football game.
Launching and commissioning of United States Ship Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) at a harbor in Philadelphia Naval Yard, Philadelphia. Terrier missiles in launcher in catwalk area. The flight deck of the ship at pier. People board ship. United States Navy officers and sailors and dignitaries assembled in hanger for commissioning ceremony. Flags and sign board of 'USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63'. Admiral Arleigh Burke and other officers on speaker's stand. An officer addresses the assembly.
A poster of the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. United States flags on both the sides of the poster. Scenes of the crowded Convention Hall, in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is nominating incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt to run again, for a second term. The crowd applauds and cheers.
A FBI training film about behavior of people in various riot and crowd situations in the United States. People on a street in Philadelphia Pennsylvania during the 1964 North Philadelphia riots, sparked during time of racial tensions and civil rights movement. An organizer or community member speaks into a megaphone. Policemen talk to people. A crowded sidewalk. Scene shifts to night. Possibly same riot, but not confirmed. Flames rise from a building at night set ablaze by protestors. U.S. National Guard soldiers in riot gear near military vehicles. An ambulance drives off. Riots underway: Automobile traffic on a road. Police in riot gear patrol the streets. Rioters run on a road, retreating the scene past police and military.