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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

Painting, Portrait of George Washington, Gilbert Stuart andRembrandt Peale, Wiki

Read letters and documents written by the first U.S. president. [...] »

Historian Christopher Hamner visits the original Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial [...] »

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

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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 [...] »

What do the contents of pockets say about their owners? TAH teachers model [...] »

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. [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

Print, Dividing the national map, 1860, Library of Congress

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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

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