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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

Photograph, After a session of the House hearings.., July 1974, Fred J. Maroon.

View the many faces of President Nixon as captured by photographer Fred Maroon. [...] »

Portrait of Lincoln holding a document in his left hand, facing slightly left.

Surf an animated timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life and times. [...] »

Maine Results. Herblock cartoon, 1932

Donald A. Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, asks how a political cartoon [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Detail, print, Liberty in the Form of the Goddess of Youth, Edward Savage, 1796

Explore the meaning of freedom and create your own interpretations using [...] »

Photo, Lincoln's Cottage, Dec. 24, 2010, CarrieA, Flickr

Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth [...] »

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. [...] »

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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. [...] »

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

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

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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