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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

Image, The American Presidency Project.

From Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush—discover the public messages, [...] »

Which one is our star?

How citizenship determines eligibility for the U.S. presidency. [...] »

Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling of [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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

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

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

FDR during a 1933 Fireside Chat. LOC

High school teacher Joe Jelen combines roleplaying and critical analysis— [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

Photo, Lady Bird Johnson speaks with President Lyndon B. Johnson following. . .

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance. [...] »

Lithograph, "The Issue Joined," 1846, H.R. Robinson's Lith., Library of Congress

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner [...] »

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