Andrew Johnson

With the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States (1865-1869), an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states’ rights views. With the Assassination of Lincoln, the Presidency fell upon an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states’ rights views. Although an honest and honorable man, Andrew Johnson…

Eliza McCardle Johnson

Eliza McCardle Johnson was the wife of the 17th President, Andrew Johnson. She served as First Lady of the United States from 1865 to 1869. “I knew he’d be acquitted; I knew it,” declared Eliza McCardle Johnson, told how the Senate had voted in her husband’s impeachment trial. Her faith in him had never wavered…

Ulysses S. Grant

In 1865, as commanding general, Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. As an American hero, Grant was later elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877), working to implement Congressional Reconstruction and to remove the vestiges of slavery. Late in the administration of…

Past Events

May 2022 Cancer Moonshot Goals Forum Wednesday, May 11, 9:30 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET The White House will convene a Cancer Moonshot Goals Forum, including leadership from members of the Cancer Cabinet, bringing together federal departments, agencies, and other White House components to address cancer on multiple fronts. This forum will provide an…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Celebrate the First Anniversary of the American Rescue Plan

Last Friday marked one year since President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. This historic legislation drove our economic recovery, helped students safely return to their classrooms, and allowed Americans to get back to work. Moody’s estimates that 4 million of the 7.4 million jobs created in the first year of the Biden-Harris…

President Biden Announces Key Appointments to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announces his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve as members on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts: Eugene William Stetson III, Chair Andi Bernstein Christopher Carrera Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Barbara Gamson Melissa Hedden Lorna Johnson Bonnie Lautenberg Allison Putala Sunil Puri Charlie Pohlad Diane Robertson Thomas Safran Andrew…

FACT SHEET: The White House and Department of Justice Announced 99 Law Schools in 35 States and Puerto Rico Continue to Answer the Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention

Today, the White House and the Department of Justice announced 99 law schools have responded to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession, issued on August 30, 2021, to address the housing and eviction crisis. The Attorney General’s Call to Action asked lawyers and law students to take immediate action to help…

FACT SHEET: The White House and Department of Justice Announced 99 Law Schools in 35 States and Puerto Rico Continue to Answer the Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention

Today, the White House and the Department of Justice announced 99 law schools have responded to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession, issued on August 30, 2021, to address the housing and eviction crisis. The Attorney General’s Call to Action asked lawyers and law students to take immediate action to help…

Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:      Viquar Ahmad, of Texas, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Commerce, vice Thomas F. Gilman.      Viquar Ahmad, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, vice Thomas F. Gilman.      Mari Carmen Aponte, of Puerto Rico, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States…

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