An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Because creativity and innovation benefit from new perspectives, people of all ages and backgrounds should be empowered to create and innovate. (© Invision for Samsung/AP Images)

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future