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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

Photo, John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963, LoC

Explore the federal government's extensive collection of resources pertaining [...] »

Tour Monticello with TAH teachers and learn about the history behind Thomas [...] »

Photo, President Harding with pet dog Laddie, 1922, Library of Congress

A collection of over 150 portraits of past US Presidents and their First Ladies. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Print, Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation, c.1888, LoC

Two styles of document reading demonstrate what successful readers do to [...] »

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

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

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!

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

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

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 [...] »

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

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

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