When newly sworn-in President Trump stood before the Mall in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017, he promised renewal for a country battered and bruised from a divisive election, a country he promised could be made great once again.
"We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people," Trump said. "Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done."
So how is America doing under Trump? As we approach Independence Day, the Washington Examiner magazine takes a look at three aspects of the United States: How its standing in the world has shifted; whether government is performing better or worse; and how the health of the family has changed.
Trump said "the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now." Here's a look at whether members of the administration have listened, and what they decided to do with what they heard.
The United States of America is still the world’s envy. Being born, or just living here, sets anyone at the peak of mankind’s pyramid in terms of food, comfort, freedom, and opportunity. Millions try to get here, and billions wish they could.