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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 [...] »

Photo, Richard M. Nixon, 1974, General Services Administration, NARA

Teaching Watergate? Introduce students to the Nixon tapes with more than 2,000 [...] »

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

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

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

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

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

Poster, Out of the wilderness, Albert M. Bender, c.1939-1943, LoC

How do historians think about films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Take a [...] »

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

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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

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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