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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

Photograph, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum.

Peruse this national source for all things Eisenhower. [...] »

Image, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum main site.

Teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War? Explore this storehouse of [...] »

National Security Action Memorandum Number 31. JFK Papers

Browse a wealth of memos from the Kennedy administration. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Lithograph, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois..., 1864, Gabriel Kaehrle, LOC

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make during [...] »

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 [...] »

How do the buildings and artifacts at Mount Vernon reflect the lives of the [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

Photo, George and Laura Bush during the 2005 Inaugural Parade, 2005

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers? [...] »

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

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

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