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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

Which one is our star?

How citizenship determines eligibility for the U.S. presidency. [...] »

scene at Lincoln's deathbed

Accounts of Abraham Lincoln's dream of a presidential assassination vary, and [...] »

Photo, East Entrance of White House, DC Public Library Commons, Flickr Commons

There's more to the White House than the President himself—music, art, [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909, Library of Congress

Analyze letters written by America's presidents to learn more about these men. [...] »

Poster, Out of the wilderness, Albert M. Bender, c.1939-1943, LoC

How do historians think about films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Take a [...] »

Posters from Bill Kendrat's classroom walls

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

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Quizzes

Test your presidential knowledge!

Photo, Lady Bird Johnson speaks with President Lyndon B. Johnson following. . .

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance. [...] »

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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