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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

scene at Lincoln's deathbed

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

Inaugural Ball, 20 January 1961 Washington, D. C., National Guard Armory

This presidential library presents sources from the 35th President's life and [...] »

engraving, A new display of the United States, 14 August 1799, Amos Doolittle, L

Does John Adams depart too far from history to be useful in the classroom? [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Abraham Lincoln, Geroge Healy, 1887

Watch Briana Zavadil White introduce teachers to portraits of inventors and [...] »

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

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

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

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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. [...] »

Woodcut on wove paper, "Union,"  c. 1848, Thomas W. Strong, Library of Congress

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

How many turkeys have presidents pardoned? [...] »

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