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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

Coin, Presidential $1 Coin for John Adams, 2007, United States Mint

What does historical "greatness" mean, anyway? [...] »

Map, 1872 Presidential Election: Percent of Popular Vote

Explore popular vote distribution by state since 1860, as well as that in [...] »

Which one is our star?

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

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

FDR during a 1933 Fireside Chat. LOC

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

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 [...] »

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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