The first U.S. president, former military leader George Washington, took his oath of office on April 30, 1789, on the balcony of Federal Hall. From that moment onward, the United States' highest office has been filled regularly by democratically elected officials who aim to serve the people under the guidance of the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about the men who have served as America's chief executive.
After catching heat for accepting Vladimir Putin's denials of Russian election hacking, President Donald Trump sought to clarify his stance by insisting he had misspoken and reiterating his confidence in U.S. intelligence findings.
Jimmy Carter said President Trump made “one of the worst mistakes” of his term in hiring John Bolton as national security adviser, adding Bolton is “a warlike figure” with catastrophic policies. The former president is among few U.S. leaders who has met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea
Steven Spielberg may direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a Ulysses S. Grant biopic at Lionsgate. Grant served as commander of the Union armies during the American Civil War, later serving two scandal-rocked terms as U.S. president. He commissioned Mark Twain to write his biographies.
President Jackson’s portrait was prominently featured at a White House event honoring Native Americans; he’s known for an act resulting in thousands of Native American deaths. Trump also called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” considered by some a racial slur.
When former President Bill Clinton met George H.W. Bush at his home, Bush wore socks featuring the face the man who beat him at his second-term election more than 25 years ago. “Luckily I had a freshly laundered pair of @BillClinton socks to mark the occasion,” he tweeted.
Trump allowed the immediate release of 2,800 records by the National Archives. However thousands of other papers on JFK’s untimely death were withheld for “national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns.”
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president, led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve and supported the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote.