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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? [...] »

What is the key line in Franklin D. Roosevelt's second inaugural address? [...] »

Photograph, Lyndon B. Johnson, portrait, facing left, June 1964, LoC.

What better way to explore Johnson's presidency than through the words of his [...] »

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

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

Photo, Photo, Bronze casting of the life mask..., Highsmith, 2009, LoC

Students reading over-the-top fiction? Remind them to read historical fiction [...] »

Detail, print, Liberty in the Form of the Goddess of Youth, Edward Savage, 1796

Explore the meaning of freedom and create your own interpretations using [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

Photo,"Waverly Place," 1968, James Jowers, George Eastman House, Flickr Commons

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from [...] »

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

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

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