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  • A. Lincoln blog(150 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln(147 clicks)
    Biography
  • Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project(127 clicks)
    Lincoln/Net presents historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including Lincoln's writings and speeches, as well as other materials illuminating antebellum Illinois.
  • Abraham Lincoln in contemporary caricature(119 clicks)
    From the American monthly review of reviews for February 1901, containing cartoons from the files of H
  • Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress(130 clicks)
    "The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65."
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum(130 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln Research Site(172 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln's Humanistic Religious Beliefs(122 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln, man and American(129 clicks)
    Abraham Lincoln, man and American an intimate relation by Elbert Hubbard Published 1917 by Hartford Lunch Co. in New York .
  • American Presidency Project(114 clicks)
  • American Presidency: A Glorious Burden(156 clicks)
  • American President(136 clicks)
    AmericanPresident.org houses two primary modules: "The Presidency in History" and "The Presidency in Action."
  • Andrew Jackson(136 clicks)
    White House biography
  • Andrew Jackson Collection, Library of Congress(120 clicks)
    " Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) collected his correspondence and official papers long before he became president. Although he took the precaution of designating Francis P. Blair custodian of this material, the Jackson manuscripts were scattered after the president's death. The Library of Congress has painstakingly reconstructed the collection through 100 separate accessions, building upon the important body of correspondence, transcripts, speeches, and orders donated by Blair's grandchildren in 1903. The published index for the Jackson papers prepared by the Manuscript Division traces the provenance of the 26,000-item collection and provides an alphabetical list of writers and recipients of letters. The collection has been microfilmed."
  • Andrew Johnson(145 clicks)
    Biography
  • Andrew Johnson Impeachment(123 clicks)
  • Biography of Teddy Roosevelt(135 clicks)
    Nice biography with pictures. Roosevelt was a diverse and dynamic man.
  • Book of the Presidents(133 clicks)
    The book of the presidents with biographical sketches by Charles H. Grosvenor Published 1902 by Continental Press in Washington, D.C .
  • Calvin Coolidge(144 clicks)
    Biography
  • Carl Schurz, Abraham Lincoln: An Essay(117 clicks)
    An 1891 essay on Lincoln.
  • Character Above All(142 clicks)
    Excerpts of Tom Wicker's essay on Nixon.
  • Chester A. Arthur(121 clicks)
    Biography
  • Clinton Accused(129 clicks)
    Special Report about the Clinton impeachment by the Washington Post
  • Clinton Years(148 clicks)
    PBS special
  • Complete works of Abraham Lincoln [excerpts](147 clicks)
  • Dear Bess: Love Letters From The President(147 clicks)
    Harry Truman's love letters to his wife
  • Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes(114 clicks)
    "Rutherford B. Hayes kept a diary from age twelve to his death at age 70 in 1893. He was one of only three presidents to keep a diary while in office. The edited diaries and letters were published in 1922 as a set of five volumes, The Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes, Nineteenth President of the United States, edited by Charles Richard Williams (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society, 1922). These 3000 pages of text have been digitized and are now available on the Web for students, scholars, and anyone interested in Hayes and the social and political history of his time period. Researchers can search by volume and keyword or browse through the 5 volumes page by page."
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower(119 clicks)
    Biography
  • Dwight Eisenhower Library(126 clicks)
    Official site.
  • Eleanor & Harry(162 clicks)
    Edited by the late Steve Neal, political editor for the Chicago Sun-Times, the correspondence reveals the extraordinary story of a deep, often stormy and enduring friendship throughout one of the most important era's in American History.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman(142 clicks)
  • Famous presidents : Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Grant(142 clicks)
    1903 book
  • FDR Cartoon Archive(143 clicks)
    Great resource with thousands of cartoons catalogued.
  • FDR Library(114 clicks)
    Library and Museum
  • Ford's Theatre(128 clicks)
    National Historic Site
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt(116 clicks)
    Biography
  • Franklin Pierce(141 clicks)
    Biography
  • George Bush(136 clicks)
    Biography
  • George Washington Online(121 clicks)
    Biography, classroom activities, more.
  • Gerald R. Ford(114 clicks)
    Biography
  • Gerald R. Ford Library(151 clicks)
    Official site
  • Grant, By A Slave(118 clicks)
  • Grover Cleveland(119 clicks)
    Biography
  • Grover Cleveland Timeline(124 clicks)
  • Harry S. Truman(153 clicks)
    Biography
  • Harry Truman Library(128 clicks)
    Official site
  • Herbert Hoover(137 clicks)
    Biography
  • Hoover, Herbert, Photos(115 clicks)
    These images are a small percentage of the photographic holdings of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, which total approximately 35,000 and cover the years 1877-1964. A large percentage of these photographs cover the years of the Hoover presidential campaigns and administration (1928-32), as well as the World War I food relief efforts and the post-presidential years.
  • Impeachment Documents(119 clicks)
  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson(136 clicks)
    From the leading weekly newspaper of its time, HarpWeek presents exclusive online access to Harper's Weekly coverage of the historic 1868 Johnson Impeachment — with over 200 excerpts from 1865-1869 — selected specifically for this site.
  • James A. Garfield(153 clicks)
    Biography
  • James Buchanan(141 clicks)
    Biography
  • James K. Polk(122 clicks)
    Biography
  • James Madison(139 clicks)
    Biography
  • James Madison Center(141 clicks)
  • James Monroe(148 clicks)
    Biography
  • Jefferson and Adams: A Lifetime of Letters(114 clicks)
    The correspondence that shows their reconciliation and friendship.
  • Jefferson the Bankrupt(168 clicks)
    Monticello Was among the Prizes in a Lottery for a Ruined Jefferson’s Relief by Gaye Wilson
  • Jefferson's Blood(140 clicks)
    Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, their descendants, and race.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. Autobiography(141 clicks)
    1743-1790
  • Jesserson Papers: An Electronic Archive(124 clicks)
  • JFK Assassination(151 clicks)
  • JFK Digital Library(128 clicks)
  • JFK Online(143 clicks)
    Looks athe the myths and outright lies
  • JFK Photo History(133 clicks)
    The History Place photo history of JFK
  • Jimmy Carter(146 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Adams(134 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Adams(138 clicks)
    Biography
  • John F. Kennedy(123 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library(120 clicks)
    Official site
  • John Gable, Theodore Roosevelt: A Selected Annotated Bibliography(140 clicks)
    Gable, a graduate of Kenyon College, provides this bibliography about his lifelong passion, Teddy Roosevelt.
  • John Quincy Adams(119 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Tyler(152 clicks)
    Biography
  • Lincoln : the man of the people(120 clicks)
    By William H. Mace. 1912
  • Lincoln and Douglas debates; an address before the Chicago Historical Society, February 17, 1914(118 clicks)
  • Lincoln and the Chicken Bone Case(114 clicks)
    "During his long career as a circuit-riding lawyer in Illinois prior to his presidency, Abraham Lincoln won over countless juries with his slow-talking style, his natural wit, and his story-telling ability." By Charles M. Hubbard
  • Lincoln as Writer(143 clicks)
    The National Park Service presents examples of Lincoln's writings.
  • Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point(122 clicks)
    "On October 16, 1854, from the steps of the courthouse in Peoria, Illinois, an obscure former congressman named Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech arguing that slavery was incompatible with the Founders’ vision of America as articulated in the Declaration of Independence. Lewis Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point, explores the origins and the consequences of this important speech."
  • Lincoln Collection, University of Delaware(128 clicks)
  • Lincoln in His Own Words(119 clicks)
    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History exhibition
  • Lincoln life(125 clicks)
    The life of Abraham Lincoln drawn from original sources and containing many speeches, letters, and telegrams hitherto unpublished, and illustrated with many reproductions from original paintings, photographs, etc. by Ida M. Tarbell. Published 1909 by Lincoln History Society in New York .
  • Lincoln's advice to young men regarding good and bad habits (112 clicks)
    an address by Judd Stewart at the third annual dinner of the Lincoln Fraternity, February 12, 1917, Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Lincoln's Great Depression(234 clicks)
    Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. By Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Lincoln's Love Story(126 clicks)
    "This story first appeared in the Ladies' home journal under the title The love story of Ann Rutledge"
  • Lincoln's Religion(124 clicks)
    by Richard Carwardine “Lincoln often, if not wholly, was an atheist,” insisted one of Lincoln’s political associates, James H. Matheny. The young Lincoln had “called Christ a bastard,” “ridiculed the Bible,” and duped pious voters into believing he was “a seeker after Salvation in the Lord.” Matheny lined up with others convinced that Lincoln had been no Christian. Contending with them were those who insisted that Lincoln “believed in the great fundamental principles of Christianity.”
  • Lincoln, A Master of Effiency(126 clicks)
    by Dr. Theo. Kharas. Published 1921 by The T.-L. Printery, Inc. in [Wilkes-Barre, Pa .
  • Lincoln/Net(135 clicks)
    "Lincoln/Net presents historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including Lincoln's writings and speeches, as well as other materials illuminating antebellum Illinois."
  • Lyndon B. Johnson(137 clicks)
    Biography
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library(137 clicks)
    Official site
  • Madison, James. Papers(140 clicks)
    The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the "Father of the Constitution" through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous manuscripts.
  • Many Lincolns(111 clicks)
    Columbia University Professor Andrew Delbanco discusses the changing and competing images of Abraham Lincoln throughout American history. Lincoln, Delbanco argues, is a cipher of self-perception for Americans of every era, partly a consequence of his pragmatism and ideological flexibility.
  • Martin Van Buren(133 clicks)
    Biography
  • Millard Fillmore(174 clicks)
    Biography
  • Mr. Lincoln and Friends(164 clicks)
  • Mr. Lincoln and the Founders(119 clicks)
  • Natural Rights, Citizenship Rights, State Rights, and Black Rights: Another Look at Lincoln and Race(112 clicks)
    by James Oakes
  • Nixon Archives(174 clicks)
    Presidential Materials Staff is part of NARA
  • Nixon Biography(144 clicks)
  • Nixon, Richard M.(136 clicks)
    Encyclopedia Americana
  • Nixon/Gannon Interviews(154 clicks)
    This text is the transcription of the first in a series of interviews with Richard Nixon which were conducted by his close friend and former employee Frank Gannon in 1983. The entire series is over 30 hours long. Presented here are the contents of the first 6 video tapes in the series, or about 7 hours of interviews.
  • One of God's Noblemen(138 clicks)
    One of God's noblemen by R.L. Sheldon Published 1908 by The Roycrofters in East Aurora, N.Y. Praise of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Papers of Abraham Lincoln(136 clicks)
  • Papers, Thomas Jefferson(142 clicks)
  • PBS' American Experience: Woodrow Wilson(141 clicks)
    "It provides an overview of the Woodrow Wilson Administration (1913-1921) while highlighting many of the issues that are commonly discussed in relation to his Presidency, including women’s suffrage, World War I, and the League of Nations. The site contains some original source material, such as copies of major speeches, and several instructional units for teachers. In addition, it features a helpful interactive unit that allows a student to simulate running for president in the 1912 election by picking positions on some of the major issues of the time. While it has useful information for students and teachers, this site is not complete and should not stand on its own as a comprehensive source for information on Wilson."
  • Pentagon Papers: Secrets, Lies, and Audiotapes(127 clicks)
    The Nixon Tapes and the Supreme Court Tape
  • Photograph of Frederick Douglass, ca. 1880s. (The Gilder Lehrman Collection, GLC07926.02) Allies (117 clicks)
    by Manisha Sinha. "Abraham Lincoln was not an original advocate of abolition. In fact we know that his journey to what he called “the central act of my administration, and the great event of the nineteenth century” was a relatively slow, though continuous, one. "
  • Presidents, The(175 clicks)
    PBS
  • Project Whistlestop(206 clicks)
    Harry Truman and the 1948 presidential campaign. Contains materials for teachers.
  • Quotes from Ronald Reagan(123 clicks)
    Some classic quotes
  • Reagan Assassination Attempt(134 clicks)
    Radio trasmission of Secret Service
  • Reagan, Ronald. Domestic Policy(197 clicks)
  • Reagan, Ronald. Foreign Policy(186 clicks)
  • Redeeming Martin Van Buren(112 clicks)
    "Martin Van Buren, son of a tavern keeper, architect of the Democratic Party, the first U.S. president to be born after the founding of the United States, and the only president for whom English was a second language (he grew up speaking Dutch), is widely regarded as a failed president, but Ted Widmer, author of Martin Van Buren argues that the “little magician” was in fact a critical force in early American politics. Van Buren, Widmer says, essentially created America’s strong two-party system, and should not be consigned to the dustbin of U.S. presidential history."
  • Richard Carwardine, "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power"(135 clicks)
    "Richard Carwardine is Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University, author of Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, and winner of the 2004 Lincoln Book Prize. In this lecture, he discusses different aspects of Lincoln’s life. Why is Lincoln a mythic figure? How early in his career did he develop his views against slavery? What role did religion play in his life? Professor Carwardine analyzes Lincoln’s greatness as well as his humility."
  • Richard M. Nixon(147 clicks)
    Biography
  • Ronald Reagan(135 clicks)
    Biography
  • Ronald Reagan Sounds(123 clicks)
    Hear the former President
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan(130 clicks)
  • Rutherford B. Hayes(151 clicks)
    Biography
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center(246 clicks)
    The first presidental library.
  • Shoot-out on Pennsylvania Avenue(119 clicks)
    "Thanks to the actions of the men assigned to protect him, President Harry S. Truman survived a harrowing attempt on his life by two Puerto Rican nationalists."
  • Stump Speaking," hand colored engraving by George C. Bingham, 1856. (The Gilder Lehrman Collectio(111 clicks)
    by Sean Wilentz. "Unlike the more conservative of the Whigs, he was affected by democratic ideas and practices that shaped the mainstream of both of the major parties of the 1830s and 1840s."
  • Team of Rivals: The Poltical Genius of Abraham lincoln(125 clicks)
    "Using stories from her prize-winning book, Doris Kearns Goodwin examines the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Goodwin argues that Lincoln’s voracious intellect, his kind and generous demeanor, his empathy, and his appreciation for the talents of others led him to assemble what she calls “the most unusual cabinet in history.” Goodwin also provides an insider’s look into her research methods, as she recounts combing through thousands of pages of letters and diaries."
  • The Ronald Reagan Home Page(138 clicks)
    Uncritical site.
  • The Family that Made Lincoln, and the Family He Made(125 clicks)
    " Catherine Clinton “The Family that Made Lincoln, and the Family He Made” Abraham Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Symposium Columbia University, November 22, 2008 Running Time: 22:29 Catherine Clinton, Professor of US history at Queens University Belfast, sifts through the myths and realities of Abraham Lincoln’s early life. Lincoln’s youth was beset by poverty and loss–his mother died when he was only ten, and his father suffered from bouts of melancholy. Clinton argues that these ordeals helped Lincoln to deal with later obstacles and tragedies."
  • The Final Days(125 clicks)
    "terms as the new nation's first president, and kept that nation on an even keel. After all that, could he be satisfied with retirement on his country estate?" by John Ferling
  • The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson(127 clicks)
    "From the leading weekly newspaper of its time, HarpWeek presents exclusive online access to Harper's Weekly coverage of the historic 1868 Johnson Impeachment — with over 200 excerpts from 1865-1869 — selected specifically for this site."
  • The Kennedy-Nixon Debates(144 clicks)
    Transcripts
  • The More Things Change: The History of Presidential Transitions (164 clicks)
  • The Plight of Mount Vernon(122 clicks)
    "THE VIRGINIA ESTATE TO WHICH GEORGE WASHINGTON LONGED TO RETIRE WHEN HE LEFT THE PRESIDENCY IN 1797 WAS LATER SAVED FROM RUIN BY THE EFFORTS OF A GROUP OF LADIES LED BY ANN PAMELA CUNNINGHAM."
  • The Reagan Library(175 clicks)
    You are invited to begin your visit to the world famous Ronald W. Reagan Library & Museum.
  • The Surprising George Washington(154 clicks)
    From Prologue, a journal of the National Archives
  • The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827 (114 clicks)
  • The Ulysses S. Grant Association(123 clicks)
    "Victories in the Civil War made Ulysses S. Grant a national figure and propelled him into the White House. Until recently, however, historians and biographers have found him to be an elusive and controversial subject. For decades basic documents necessary to understand this complex figure- Grant's correspondence, military and government papers, and other important materials - remained scattered in libraries, archives, and private collections. Now, the Ulysses S. Grant Association is assembling these documents in an edition that presents authentic texts to the general public as well as to specialists."
  • The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources(114 clicks)
    1745-1799, Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick (1931-44).
  • Theodore Roosevelt(145 clicks)
    Biography
  • Theodore Roosevelt on Film(125 clicks)
  • Theodore Roosevelt, An Intimate Biography(132 clicks)
    By William Roscoe Thayer in 1919. Thayer was a friend.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography(149 clicks)
    Written in 1913 after he left the presidency. TR was outspoken.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, It Takes More Than That to Kill A Bull Moose(113 clicks)
    Roosevelt was shot just before a speech in Milwaukee, Wiscosin on October, 14, 1912. This is the stenographic record of that speech.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Letters to His Children(138 clicks)
    He wrote to his children whenever he was away. A loving father.
  • Theodore Roosevelt.org(126 clicks)
    Doesn't cover everything
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Domestic Policies(190 clicks)
    "Unlike any previous president in history, Theodore Roosevelt believed that the chief executive was empowered by the people to actively protect and aggressively further the public's interest. He was a true progressive in that he fully embraced the idea of human improvement by means of collective action and government planning within the limits of private property and regulated capitalism. For Roosevelt, modern society required a modern president—a chief executive able to inspire and lead the people while protecting them from greedy private interests."
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century(127 clicks)
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Lion in the White House(126 clicks)
    Short biography
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children(128 clicks)
    "The letters included in this volume were written by Theodore Roosevelt to his children during a period of more than twenty years. Deep and abiding love of children, of family and home—this was the dominating passion of his life."
  • Thomas Jefferson(120 clicks)
    Biography from the White House
  • Thomas Jefferson Online Resources(113 clicks)
    at the University of Virginia.
  • Thomas Jeffersons' Library(126 clicks)
  • Truman Library Digital Archives and Photographs(125 clicks)
    Hundreds of thousands of photographs and documents housed at the Truman Library.
  • Truman's Little White House(136 clicks)
    In Key West, Florida.
  • U. S. Grant Digital Collection(128 clicks)
  • Ulysses S. Grant(136 clicks)
    Biography
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association(144 clicks)
  • Warren G. Harding(158 clicks)
    Biography
  • Watergate Files, The(134 clicks)
    Ford Library and Museum
  • Watergate Tapes(132 clicks)
  • Watergate Web(130 clicks)
    Watergate, Nixon crimes, etc.
  • Wet With Blood(113 clicks)
    Mary Todd Lincoln's Cloak
  • William Henry Harrison(135 clicks)
    Biography
  • William Howard Taft(147 clicks)
    Biography
  • William J. Clinton(162 clicks)
    Biography
  • William McKinley(120 clicks)
    Biography
  • Wisconsin Historical Images(169 clicks)
  • With Malice Towards None(113 clicks)
    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
  • Woodrow Wilson(143 clicks)
    Biography
  • Zachary Taylor(128 clicks)
    Biography