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.
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 has surpassed Gerald Ford as the longest-living American president after turning 93 years and 166 days old as of Nov. 25. Ford, who died in 2006, lived to 93 years and 165 days. Jimmy Carter is currently 93 years and 55 days old.
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.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Eisenhower commanded the Allied forces in the Normandy invasion. He went on to become the 34th president of the United States, and promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.