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Presidents Day

How can we learn what past presidents thought and felt? Reading presidential letters gives students a chance to "hear" the professional and personal voices of presidents. FIND OUT MORE »

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Discover sources on the presidency

Draft, "Barboursville: house (plan and elevation)," Thomas Jefferson, 1817

What did Thomas Jefferson read? [...] »

Photo, Theodore Roosevelt, Pres. U.S., c.1898, B.J. Falk, Library of Congress

Compare inauguration promises or cabinet members. See the image of the United [...] »

Painting, Portrait of George Washington, Gilbert Stuart andRembrandt Peale, Wiki

Read letters and documents written by the first U.S. president. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Lincoln's Cottage, Dec. 24, 2010, CarrieA, Flickr

Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth [...] »

Lithograph, "The people of these United States. . . ," 1864, Kellogg, LoC

This 8th-grade teacher shows how you can make primary and secondary source [...] »

Photo, . . . Nixon giving a speech, 1969, General Services Admin., NARA

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Photo, George and Laura Bush during the 2005 Inaugural Parade, 2005

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers? [...] »

Screencap, Daisy ad, 1964, Living Room Candidate, Museum of the Moving Image

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear. [...] »

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

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