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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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Engraving, The Senate as a court of. . . , 1868, Theodore R. Davis, LoC

Determining the path of the Republican party. [...] »

Photograph, President Warren Harding, 1921, American President: An Online...

Presents detailed information on all 43 of the nation's presidents. [...] »

Portrait, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966, P. Hurd, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division.

Through oral history interviews, audio files, texts, and other primary sources [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, . . . Nixon giving a speech, 1969, General Services Admin., NARA

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning [...] »

Photo, Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909, Library of Congress

Analyze letters written by America's presidents to learn more about these men. [...] »

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

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Test your presidential knowledge!

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

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

Lithograph, "The Issue Joined," 1846, H.R. Robinson's Lith., Library of Congress

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner [...] »

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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