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Both the Ambassador and the entire personnel work at the American Ambassy in Nine Elms, London. Ambassador's formal home is Winfield House in Regent's Park. It is the Ambassador's primary task to present US policy to the UK administration and the public and to inform the US administration of UK policy and opinion.
Ambassador is the Director of the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom. In addition to leading ambassadorial activities to assist commerce, he is in charge of providing visas as well as providing British embassy and consulate assistance to U.S. nationals in the United Kingdom. It is also in charge of intercultural relationships between the two states.
Diplomacy with Great Britain was reestablished after the 1812 war. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna introduced a unified system of diplomacy. Beneath this system and the highest level of "ambassador" was a person representing a sovereign, and the next level of "minister" was representing a state. The United States, as a Repulic State, maintains Diplomatic Missions to Great Britain as an Extraordinary Envoy and Plenipotentiary Secretary.
Known commonly as the Minister, the ranks were still known as the "United States Minister to Great Britain". "Although France became a Republic in 1870, the nation still exchanged messengers with other great powers. The United States followed the example of France in 1893 and improved its relationship with other great powers at the ambassador stage.
United States Legation in London became the embassy of the United States, and United States Minister in Great Britain became United States Ambassador in Great Britain. Embassy of the United Kingdom, Washington, D.C. ^ Collier, Peter; Horowitz, David (2002). American drama, p. 6. "Donald Trump's new ambassador to Britain... the New York jet owner."
United Kingdom. Diplomacy of the United States. Biography of Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun. U.S. embassies and consulates in Great Britain. Who is Woody Johnson, Trump's new ambassador to Britain? Contains materials in the Public Domain from the U.S. Department of State website http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index. htm (U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets).
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