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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

Aerial View of Monticello Mountain, 1999

Can't travel to Monticello? Take your students on a virtual tour of Jefferson'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. [...] »

FDR during a 1934 Fireside Chat. LOC

Historian Allida Black analyzes FDR's April 28, 1935 Fireside Chat. What ideas [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Lithograph, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois..., 1864, Gabriel Kaehrle, LOC

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make during [...] »

Washington Crossing the Delaware. LOC

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

Photo, Funeral Dignitaries in front of Lincoln's Home, 1865, Lincoln library

This lesson leads students to see how Lincoln's life in Springfield influenced [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

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