West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.
Winter flood sweep four states in the United States. Devastation caused by winter flood in the states of Kentucky,Tennessee,Virginia and West Virginia. Rescue crew ride boats. Men aboard the vehicles drive through the flooded roads. The bridge and houses submerged in water.
Riots and strikes on streets in San Francisco, California. Strikers of Maritime Union on street. Strikebreakers and strikers start a riot in the street. Several men are hit by strike breakers, with clubs. and are beaten. A man sits with blood streaming down his face. A man sits near him. Men grab a man and push him along the street. Policemen fire tear gas into crowd. Mounted policemen push back the huge crowd. Soldiers with bayoneted rifles push back strikers. Strikers of the International Seamen's Union (I.S.U.) on picket line. Signs for Ship's masters, mates, and Pilots on strike, Men smash windows. Final scenes show unrelated labor strife, elsewhere, with United States soldiers standing guard near railroad tracks at entrance to a coal mine.
Scenes from 1934 film production about westward expansion of United States in last quarter of the 19th Century. Marias River flows through the mountains. Goats and bears in forest area. View of the Washington Monument. Engraved stone reads 'Farthest Point West on Captain Lewis trip up Marias River'. Car drives into portico of an old building in Washington. 'Children of a Common Mother' written on top of a monument. Engraved picture shows Lewis and Clark pointing towards land with boats next to them. View of the Columbia River flowing between mountains and a bridge. Aerial view of city of Portland. Steamer leaves harbor of Portland.
Aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. An animation shows a map of Japan as a fictional character Tojo makes a call from Tokyo to Nagasaki and other cities disseminating the news of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He rejoices at the attack. The United States Navy ship Arizona capsized. Wreckage of damaged ships like Nevada, West Virginia, California. Navy personnel along with civil technicians start the salvage of United States ships. Men work on the ships. Ships like California, Nevada and West Virginia underway after repair. Sailors and supplies aboard the ships. Military preparations in United States to counter the Japanese attack.
U.S. battleships underway in Hampton Roads, United States. USS West Virginia (BB-48) and USS Idaho (BB-24) behind it, underway in the Atlantic ocean. Pan of the USS West Virginia. Crew working on the deck of the battleship. Several Curtiss SOC Seagull scout observation seaplanes seen carried aboard the ship.