U.S. Diplomats Present their Home State II

U.S. Diplomats Present their Home State II

The 50 States video series is a work in progress. On this map you can see the states already covered in yellow.

map of Maryland


Did you know… that the only actual wild ponies in the U.S. live in Maryland? …or that the Maryland Blue Crab is the official State Crustacean? …and that a “Marylander” wrote the U.S. national anthem? Get on a guided tour with Ambassador Eacho on Maryland’s history and beauty. (Transcript/34kb)

Map of Massachusetts


Massachusetts is a truly diverse state with small towns, big cities, beaches, mountains, and everything else in between. Did you know that the American industrial revolution began in Lowell, Massachusetts? Watch intern Heather MacDonald from the Economic/Political Section talk about her home state! (Transcript/68kb)

Map of Michigan


Vice Consul Mark Bland introduces his home state Michigan, which boasts more than 11,000 lakes, produces 25% of all cars made in the U.S. and enriches the music world with Motown Records, Eminem and Madonna. (Transcript/134kb)

Map of Minnesota


Robert Mevissen – intern at the U.S. Embassy – talks about the state of the 10,000 lakes. (Transcript/39kb)

map of Mississippi


Get to know “The Hospitality State,” the birthplace of America’s music: Blues, Rock and Roll and Elvis Presley!  U.S. student Michael Berube introduces his home state. (Transcript/61kb)

map of Missouri


Mark Twain, Gateway Arch, St. Louis Cardinals – Commercial Counselor Tom Brennan introduces his home state. (Transcript/65kb)

map of Montana


A river runs through big sky country: Montana! Check out our latest state video with U.S. Teaching Assistant Gary Warchola. (Transcript/141kb)

map of New Jersey

New Jersey

“Beaches, gardens, inventions and rock stars! Get to know my home state — New Jersey!” — Marlene Monfiletto Nice, Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Vienna. (Transcript/59kb)

map of New York

New York

Big Apple, NY Yankees, potato chips, Jell-O… this state video introduces the Empire State. Meet Mike Greer, Senior Human Resources Officer at the U.S. Embassy. (Transcript/140kb)

Map of North carolina

North Carolina

Why is state capital called Raleigh? Where does #NC‘s nickname Tar Heel State come from? What important event in aviation history took place in NC? Where does NC rank on list of xmas tree producers in the US? Get the answers from Mary Summers Pierce. (Transcript/40kb)

map of North Dakota

North Dakota

North Dakota is the home of Deputy Chief of Mission Lee Brudvig, who tells about the state’s history and its wide, open spaces where horses and buffalos roam free. (Transcript/63kb)

map of Ohio


Do you know where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located? Or where the first man on the moon hails from? What about Olympic gold-medalist Jesse Owens? Find these answers and more in our latest state video from our intern Michelle Peasley. (Transcript/133kb)

Map of Oklahoma


Oklahoma! More than a famous musical. Hear about the unique land run, why it is called the Sooner State and many more facts about living in tornado alley by Embassy intern Katherine Mawdsley. (Transcript/139kb)

map of Oregon


“A state with majestic natural resources and a fiercely independent character” – Nathan Cooper from the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna introduces his home state Oregon. (Transcript/43kb)

map of Pennsylvania


The Keystone state – key to America’s independence. Check out the history and culture of Pennsylvania, where many German-speaking immigrants settled, with Christopher Hoh.(Transcript/70kb)

map of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

The Isla del encantado-Island of Enchantment is known for its rich culture, food and salsa music! Check out our latest video on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico featuring native Puerto Rican and Public Affairs intern Natasha Gisela! (Transcript/59kb)

map of Rhode Island

Rhode Island

An introduction of the smallest state in the U.S., which has the longest official name. Meet Antoinette Van Zabner, a member of the Fulbright Commission in Austria, who presents the Ocean State. (Transcript/47kb)

map of South Carolina

South Carolina

Golfing, beaches, plantations, the Twist and the youngest current governor in the U.S.! Fun facts about South Carolina. Check out our latest state video with John D’Amicantonio.(Transcript/136kb)