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Term limits on presidents are a good thing. Here’s why.

Even if you like a president enough to support giving him or her more time in office, there are good reasons not to break rules on term limits.
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Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents [quiz]

Every February, Americans honor their presidents. Take our quiz to see how much you know about U.S. presidents. Share your results!
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Images of U.S. presidents offer a peek at the past

Learn about some of the pictures on display in the American Presidents exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
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Presidential libraries are more than books and paper

Modern U.S. presidents' records and artifacts are preserved for public access in presidential libraries. But these aren't your average libraries.
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Presidents memorialized

Around the United States, numerous memorials — some famous, some obscure — honor those people who served as U.S. president.
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The U.S. tradition of breakfast, presidents and prayer

The National Prayer Breakfast brings together religious, business and political leaders and has been attended by every president since Eisenhower in 1953.
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What do U.S. vice presidents do?

Vice presidents play a big role in the U.S. government. They are first in line to succeed the president and serve as emissaries, counselors and advisers.
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In pictures: U.S.-China relationship through the years

See a photo gallery illustrating some of the key moments over the years in the relationship between the United States and China.
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How a bill becomes law

A combination of traditions, "checks and balances" and math all factor into how a bill becomes a law in the United States.