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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

Photograph, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum.

Peruse this national source for all things Eisenhower. [...] »

Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling of [...] »

Photograph, Truman with 67th Birthday.., May 8, 1951, Abbie Rowe, Truman Library

Government documents, oral histories, photographs, and political cartoons trace [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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. [...] »

painting, George Washington, 1817, John Trumbull, Flickr CC

This website by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery will help students analyze [...] »

Abraham Lincoln, Geroge Healy, 1887

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

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Quizzes

Test your presidential knowledge!

Screencap, Daisy ad, 1964, Living Room Candidate, Museum of the Moving Image

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear. [...] »

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

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

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

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