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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

Photo, President Harding with pet dog Laddie, 1922, Library of Congress

A collection of over 150 portraits of past US Presidents and their First Ladies. [...] »

Postcard, McKinley Mausoleum. . . , c. 1910, M.S. Courtney, McKinley. . . site

Explore the assassination of President McKinley and the social context thereof. [...] »

uncle sam and his budget

Economic policy during the Reagan Administration [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

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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 [...] »

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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

Photo, Lady Bird Johnson speaks with President Lyndon B. Johnson following. . .

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance. [...] »

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