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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, 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? [...] »

Portrait, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966, P. Hurd, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division.

Through oral history interviews, audio files, texts, and other primary sources [...] »

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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 [...] »

FDR during a 1933 Fireside Chat. LOC

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

Photography, Magnified, 10 March 2009, Jake Bouma, Flickr CC

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Woodcut on wove paper, "Union,"  c. 1848, Thomas W. Strong, Library of Congress

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

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

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

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

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

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