Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
Learn about some landmark events that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects from discrimination in all areas of life.
When a U.S. police officer is involved in a deadly incident, departments - often with civilian oversight - investigate to decide next steps.
Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTI pride during the month of June.
A strong democracy encourages a free press — one that keeps the public informed, enables a diversity of voices, and holds leaders accountable.
Around the United States, numerous memorials — some famous, some obscure — honor those people who served as U.S. president.
The National Prayer Breakfast brings together religious, business and political leaders and has been attended by every president since Eisenhower in 1953.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
In 1987, President Reagan called upon Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall dividing Germany and Europe.