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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, 1932, U.S. Senate Historical Office

What can a photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 reveal? Donald A. [...] »

Scarf, 1888, Duke University

Follow presidential campaigns through the years with this collection of [...] »

Image, American Experience: Jimmy Carter, 1999-2002, PBS.

Brush up on your knowledge of Carter's staff, family, and the events of his [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

FDR during a 1933 Fireside Chat. LOC

High school teacher Joe Jelen combines roleplaying and critical analysis— [...] »

Photo, Camp X-Ray, Craig P. Strawser, January 8, 2006, Navy.mil

An 8th-grade teacher gets to the big picture via a specific historical case. [...] »

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

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

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

Photo,"Waverly Place," 1968, James Jowers, George Eastman House, Flickr Commons

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from [...] »

Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

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