U.S. History

President Biden standing behind lectern during press conference (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

What is the White House Correspondents’ Association?

Most journalists covering the U.S. president and presidency belong to the White House Correspondents' Association. Learn how it began and why it matters.
Buildings on Mackinac Island (© David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc./Alamy)

What makes a National Historic Landmark?

Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.
Rocky Mountain goat standing on cliff with mountains in distance (© Viktor Posnov/Alamy)

Sister Parks program links countries around the world

The United States is a partner with more than 30 countries around the world through the Sister Parks program, promoting environmental conservation.
Portrait of Barbara Watson (© HIAS)

Barbara Watson paved the way for women and Black diplomats

Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaking from behind lectern while seated woman raises her hand (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

America strives for open government

An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.
Man spraying bottle of champagne next to group of people in street with Joe Biden mural in background (© Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Biden’s heritage links towns in Pennsylvania, Ireland

President Biden's Irish ancestry links two towns in Pennsylvania and County Mayo, Ireland, in their pride of connections.
Woman in camouflage uniform smiling and standing in front of vehicle (Collection of the National Museum of American Diplomacy)

Patti Morton: Pioneer for women at the U.S. State Department

"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
People gathering around man pointing to papers (Library of Congress/Kimberly Powell)

The world’s largest library commits to diversity

The Library of Congress is diversifying its collection and engaging with communities of color with the help of a recent $15 million grant.
President Kennedy and Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson smiling and sitting in chairs (© Gibson Moss/Alamy)

Meet 6 women pioneers of American diplomacy

For Women's History Month, we salute these trailblazers who gave women in the United States a voice on the world's diplomatic stage.