The Presidency of Barack Obama

Portrait of Barack Obama

First African American President Barack Obama, the first multiracial president, the first non-white president, and the firstborn in Hawaii. Barack Obama’s presidency began on January 20, 2009, with his first inauguration, and ended on January 20, 2017. Obama, an Illinois Democrat, was elected president after defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the … Read more

The Presidency of George W. Bush

Portrait of George W. Bush

Since Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s, George W. Bush was the first Republican president to earn a majority in both houses of Congress. Bush offered a $1.6 trillion tax cut measure in February 2001, using his party’s strength. Despite Democratic protests that unjustly favored the wealthy, Congress passed a $1.35 billion … Read more

The Presidency of Bill Clinton

the Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton served as the president of the United States for the 42nd time. He was elected in 1992 and re-elected in 1996, making him the first Democratic president to serve two terms since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Clinton entered the White House with a bold domestic policy program focused on economic growth, … Read more