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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, Bill Clinton loved to play the saxophone, William J. Clinton Library

Teaching 20th century presidential history or political events? Explore this [...] »

Lieutenant-General Grant's Reception at Galena, Illinois, August 18, 1865

Deepen your coverage of the late 19th century with the letters of Ulysses S. [...] »

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

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

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

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 [...] »

What do the contents of pockets say about their owners? TAH teachers model [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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