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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Garden State” of New Jersey, from its relocation to Trenton in 1797 to its partnerships and collaborations today.

The State Department has its own history in New Jersey. From August to November in 1797, 1798, and 1799, Secretary of State Timothy Pickering moved the…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Granite State” of New Hampshire by employing its residents and supporting its educational institutions.

But first, it should be noted that New Hampshire has an illustrious place in U.S. diplomatic history. The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905. The negotiations…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Silver State” of Nevada through law enforcement cooperation, exchange programs, and military partnerships.

First, the State Department works with Nevada law enforcement to provide training to foreign police. Since 2011, the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has partnered…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Cornhusker State” of Nebraska through international exchange programs, university partnerships, and defense cooperation.

First, the State Department impacts Nebraska through its support and facilitation of international academic exchange programs. From 2012–2016, 137 Brazilian students attended the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Lincoln, and Omaha…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts “Big Sky Country” in the state of Montana through economic engagement, public-private partnerships, adoption support, and exchange programs.

First, the State Department, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas, as well…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Show-Me” state of Missouri through public-private partnerships, military cooperation, and grant programs.

First, as part of the Diplomacy Lab network, the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs partnered with Missouri University of Science and Technology. Led by the State…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Magnolia State” of Mississippi through environmental partnerships, military training, and job creation.

First, the State Department impacts Mississippi on environmental issues through the EcoPartnerships program. EcoPartnerships between the United States and China harness the energy and ingenuity in both countries to conduct innovative projects…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “North Star State” of Minnesota through law enforcement partnerships, health initiatives, exchange programs, and support for intercountry adoptions.

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the United States. With State Department support and funding, police agencies in Minnesota have developed partnerships with…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Wolverine State” of Michigan by supporting veterans, promoting the economic activity of commercial and recreational Great Lakes fisheries, and through educational exchange programs.

First, the State Department impacts Michigan by supporting its veterans. General Motors, headquartered in Detroit, partnered with the State Department to…


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Bay State” of Massachusetts through innovation and entrepreneurship programs, university partnerships, and law enforcement cooperation.

First, the State Department impacts Massachusetts through the Global Innovation through Science and Technology, or GIST, initiative, which empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to…

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