The links between Wales and the USA go back a long way. At least six of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence and two of the Founding Fathers who were of Welsh extraction, including Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, went on to become American Presidents.
Today the links are stronger than ever. As former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton – herself an American of Welsh descent - said in her 2012 message to mark St David’s Day, "Today, we enjoy shared values, extensive cultural exchange, and benefit from a vibrant trade in goods, services and knowledge. As we continue to deepen these ties, our friendship will only grow stronger."
Take a look around our dedicated pages to Wales and the US to find out more about our major transatlantic events and the current Welsh presence in America.
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