Secretaries of State

Edward Livingston

Biography of Secretary of State, Edward Livingston

Edward Livingston was appointed Secretary of State by President Andrew Jackson on May 24, 1831. Livingston entered duty on the same day. His tenure as ...Read More >>

Frequently Asked Questions

Sample document image

Where can I find Department of State records?

Looking for Department of State documents? Click here to find out more about where documents are located: Read More >>

Stay Connected with History.State.gov

Twitter

Well before the "guns of August" @USAinUK Amb Walter Page warned of trouble brewing in Europe #WW1ow.ly/zsBTa 9h

Diplomatic life, cultural events & literary pursuits: US Min. to Belgium Brand Whitlock settles into Brussels 1914 ow.ly/zgRbx 17 Jul

From diplomacy to Tennyson: the work & friendship of @USAinUK Amb Walter Page & Foreign Sec Sir Edward Grey #WW1ow.ly/zaVDN 15 Jul


Milestones

Prague 1968

On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact troops in an invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Education

A Journey Shared

For teachers: A curriculum guide exploring 200 years of U.S.-China relations.

Countries

Vietnam

A guide to the history of U.S. diplomatic relations with Vietnam.