Here's a piece about American history, by a British expert, Simon Schama. He has been touring the United States to make a documentary of the country in the run-up to the Presidential Elections.
Visit the BBC web site, read the article and watch Professor Schama talk about how Americans think and feel.
Please do leave a comment. Say if you found the interview easy or difficult to understand. Tell us, too, if you learned any new expressions in English.