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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

Photo, Fidel Castro, president of Cuba..., 1960, Warren K. Leffler, LoC

Did you know that Kennedy considered softening the national platform on Cuba? [...] »

Photo, John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963, LoC

Explore the federal government's extensive collection of resources pertaining [...] »

Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling of [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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

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

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

Searching for new, exciting ways to engage your students in the classroom? Why [...] »

Lithograph, "The people of these United States. . . ," 1864, Kellogg, LoC

This 8th-grade teacher shows how you can make primary and secondary source [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

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

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

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 [...] »

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