Hand drawing people seated at a meeting table with U.S. flag in background (State Dept.)video

The presidential Cabinet explained [video]

President Trump’s Cabinet is nearly in place. Who are the men and women who make up this important group, and what do they do?
Aircraft at sunset (White House)

Air Force One: The traveling White House

Air Force One is among the most recognizable symbols of the American presidency. Find out what it's like to ride in the flying White House.
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How much do you know about U.S. presidents? [quiz]

The U.S. has a holiday known as Presidents Day. What do you know about U.S. presidents? Test your knowledge with our interactive quiz!
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Donald Trump: America’s new president

Donald J. Trump was sworn in January 20 as the 45th president. He is a businessman who promised to help Americans improve their standard of living.
Illustration of several famous women in U.S. politics (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
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How presidents leave their mark on the Oval Office

The office where the American president works is called the Oval Office, due to its unusual shape. See how presidents have left their mark on the office.
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Inauguration trivia: Why don’t the flags match?

What do the flags on the U.S. Capitol mean at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump? Click here to learn the symbolism behind each of the flags.
U.S. Capitol during an inauguration (Shutterstock)

Fun facts about past presidential inaugurations

Incoming presidents have celebrated their inaugurations in novel ways, starting with George Washington dancing the minuet after his.
Michelle and Barack Obama waving from airplane door (© AP Images)

What’s next for the Obamas?

After presidents complete their term in office, they usually return to their hometown. Not the Obamas. See what's likely in store for this power couple.