Scenes contrast between life in United States and that in totalitarian states
United States USA Date:1962 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
Statue of Liberty. Picnic for union workers. Sign reads, "Amalgamated Shirts and Pajama Workers of America, Local 343 Picnic" College graduation ceremony. Americans voting. Signs read, "Polling Place. Stalls open 6 A.M. - Close P.M." and "No Loitering or Electioneering Between This Point and The Poll." A woman enters a curtained voting stall to vote. Aerial view of early U.S. interstate highway exchange. Suburban homes in California. A pastor performs a wedding ceremony in a church. An American family picnics on bank of a stream. Students at a U.S. college campus. Parishioners coming out of a church. U.S. Congress in session. U.S. Capitol building exterior with tree branches. In contrast: Military parade in Communist East Germany, with tanks. A sign reads: "Peace, Prosperity, good fortune" (in German). Civil unrest in various countries, possibly Hungary Uprising: People during a riot or demonstration and a city bus is seen crashing through trees and into a building on a busy downtown city street; Street riots; protest gatherings. Contrasting scenes: Peaceful U.S. metropolitan street scene; Farmer plowing field with tractor; Cowboys herding steers; driver in tanker truck with "Cyclone Rocket" logo on the door, welders at a shipyard.
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