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

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

scene at Lincoln's deathbed

Accounts of Abraham Lincoln's dream of a presidential assassination vary, and [...] »

Photograph, Nixon and the Longhorns, ca. 1969, Nixon and Sports Images.

Explore the relationship between Nixon's love of sports and his actions as US [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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

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

Kristina Frank of Eagle Ridge Middle School brings modern and historical [...] »

FDR during a 1933 Fireside Chat. LOC

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

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

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

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

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

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

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