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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

Inaugural Ball, 20 January 1961 Washington, D. C., National Guard Armory

This presidential library presents sources from the 35th President's life and [...] »

Print, James Madison, 4th president of the US, 1830s, Library of Congress.

Explore James Madison's life through his correspondence, personal notes, drafts [...] »

James Knox Polk

President Polk, the fortunes of war, territory, and the ever-present [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox [...] »

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

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!

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? [...] »

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 [...] »

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