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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 »

Learning Resources

Discover sources on the presidency

Photo, President Harding with pet dog Laddie, 1922, Library of Congress

A collection of over 150 portraits of past US Presidents and their First Ladies. [...] »

Teachers discussing Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address at a workshop

Ford's Theatre Society's Sarah Jencks leads teachers through Abraham Lincoln's [...] »

Illustration, Abraham the great and Genl. Grant his..., 1864, T. B. Bishop, LoC.

A keyword-searchable archive containing over 2,000 of Abraham Lincoln's papers. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Camp X-Ray, Craig P. Strawser, January 8, 2006, Navy.mil

An 8th-grade teacher gets to the big picture via a specific historical case. [...] »

How do the buildings and artifacts at Mount Vernon reflect the lives of the [...] »

Washington Crossing the Delaware. LOC

Elementary teacher Karen Eanes hooks her students with engaging historical [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your presidential knowledge!

Woodcut on wove paper, "Union,"  c. 1848, Thomas W. Strong, Library of Congress

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

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

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

Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

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