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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

Photo, The President walks alone along the. . . , 2009, Pete Souza, White House

The White House offers historic photos and biographies of its past and current [...] »

Jolly Flatboatmen in Port, George Bingham

How many presidents have applied for and received patents? [...] »

Photo, President Nixon. . . , Nov. 1972, Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Was Nixon as reluctant to initiate the Christmas bombing as his memoirs suggest [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, . . . Nixon giving a speech, 1969, General Services Admin., NARA

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning [...] »

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

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

Posters from Bill Kendrat's classroom walls

Teacher Bill Kendrat demonstrates the techniques he uses to draw students in to [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Photo,"Waverly Place," 1968, James Jowers, George Eastman House, Flickr Commons

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from [...] »

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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

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

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

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