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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, President Nixon (right) meets with staff, 1970, Nixon Library, NARA.

What was the nature of Nixon and Echeverria's political relationship? [...] »

Cartoon, Now What on Earth, March 19, 1931, Clifford Berryman, NARA

Learn about FDR through this collection of political cartoons. [...] »

Photograph, Wilson supports suffrage

More than 5,700 documents related to Woodrow Wilson's life and presidency. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Photo, Bronze casting of the life mask..., Highsmith, 2009, LoC

Students reading over-the-top fiction? Remind them to read historical fiction [...] »

Washington Crossing the Delaware. LOC

Elementary teacher Karen Eanes hooks her students with engaging historical [...] »

Print, Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation, c.1888, LoC

Two styles of document reading demonstrate what successful readers do to [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

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

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

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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

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