Large crowd filling street (© AP Images)

Condemning violence, nations call for democracy in Burma

The United States and a growing number of nations are condemning the military coup in Burma and supporting the rights of peaceful protesters.
Joe Biden speaking into microphones (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Biden: U.S. will work with democratic partners

The United States is committed to working with partners and allies to support democratic values and tackle global challenges.
Statue of Liberty in front of U.S. Constitutionvideo

Freedom of speech is not just about words [video]

In the United States, freedom of speech extends beyond spoken words. See the many forms of expression that are protected by the U.S. Constitution.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki at lectern (© AP Images/Evan Vucci)video

Why freedom of the press is important [video]

Free and independent journalism helps advance democratic societies. Learn more about how the United States protects press freedom.
Maikel Moreno and Nicolás Maduro speaking (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela explained

Learn more about what the U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan entities close to the illegitimate Maduro regime actually do and why they matter.
Joe Biden and Jill Biden waving from front of White House (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Images of the inauguration [photo gallery]

See images of the 59th inauguration, at which Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris became the new president and vice president of the United States.
President Biden signing documents while two people stand behind him (© Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP/Getty Images)

What is an executive order?

Executive orders, issued to help the executive branch carry out its duties, have the force of law. They can be struck down by the courts or overwritten.
Joe Biden holding one hand up and one hand on Bible held by Jill Biden (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Joseph R. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 to become the 46th president of the United States.
Children playing next to mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. (© David Butow/Corbis/Getty Images)

At these schools, every day is Martin Luther King Day

In the U.S., dozens of schools are named after civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Learn how three of them embody his teachings all year.