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Election Day

We talk about presidents being elected "to the White House." But how has living in the White House changed over time? How has the building grown as a symbol of the U.S. and the presidency? FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Dyeing Quills in the Kitchen…, N. Fonicello, NativeTech: Natural Dye.

Learn about Native American technology, including wigwams, beadwork, pottery, [...] »

"Move over – We can't stay in a holding pattern forever,"  July 29, 1973

View political cartoons by Herbert Block, father of the term, "McCarthyism." [...] »

Herblock Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow 1963

Introduce your students to political cartoons with Herbert Block's bold, [...] »

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Red and white 100 Leaders logo surrounded by eight historical images.

Examine the meaning of leadership through world leaders. [...] »

Image, Republican chart for the presidential campaign, 1868, Library of Congress

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

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

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 [...] »

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

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

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