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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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Engraving, Electioneering, 1840-1860, Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization.

This site examines Illinois history and the life of Abraham Lincoln in the [...] »

engraving, A new display of the United States, 14 August 1799, Amos Doolittle, L

Does John Adams depart too far from history to be useful in the classroom? [...] »

Photography, Formal Sitting Room on Main Floor of Weems House, 18 March 2012, Je

First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr asks her own history questions when she visits [...] »

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Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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

Photo, Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909, Library of Congress

Analyze letters written by America's presidents to learn more about these men. [...] »

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

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

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

How many turkeys have presidents pardoned? [...] »

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

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

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

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

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