It is a truism that America is a nation of immigrants, but what is the reality behind the cliché? Dr. Skorton took the opportunity to explore the concepts inherent in our democracy with a group of Smithsonian colleagues who joined him to talk about the paths they took to American citizenship. Like many immigrants, my… Continue reading Becoming an American
Freedom of speech, assembly, religion, and the press—for those of us who have only lived in the United States, it is too easy to take these rights for granted. But for many around the world who do not enjoy these rights, the ideals that guide us are an inspiration and a beacon of hope. Continue reading What does it mean to be an American citizen?