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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, Strolling through Red Square, Russia, May 9 2004, Public Papers of the US

Digitized versions of 20 volumes of Public Papers of the Presidents of the [...] »

Jolly Flatboatmen in Port, George Bingham

How many presidents have applied for and received patents? [...] »

James K Polk

During the 1840s, Manifest Destiny remained an effusive spirit rather than an [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Print, Assassination of President A. Lincoln, Library of Congress

Elementary students investigate the first presidential assassination and debate [...] »

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

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 [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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 [...] »

Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

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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