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.
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.
George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Maine hospital for low blood pressure and fatigue, though a spokesman said he was "awake and alert." Nearing his 94th birthday, Bush is America's longest-living former president.
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.