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  • A. Lincoln blog(102 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln(101 clicks)
    Biography
  • Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project(84 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(74 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(82 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(88 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln Research Site(111 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln's Humanistic Religious Beliefs(75 clicks)
  • Abraham Lincoln, man and American(87 clicks)
    Abraham Lincoln, man and American an intimate relation by Elbert Hubbard Published 1917 by Hartford Lunch Co. in New York .
  • American Presidency Project(71 clicks)
  • American Presidency: A Glorious Burden(102 clicks)
  • American President(90 clicks)
    AmericanPresident.org houses two primary modules: "The Presidency in History" and "The Presidency in Action."
  • Andrew Jackson(90 clicks)
    White House biography
  • Andrew Jackson Collection, Library of Congress(75 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(98 clicks)
    Biography
  • Andrew Johnson Impeachment(81 clicks)
  • Biography of Teddy Roosevelt(91 clicks)
    Nice biography with pictures. Roosevelt was a diverse and dynamic man.
  • Book of the Presidents(86 clicks)
    The book of the presidents with biographical sketches by Charles H. Grosvenor Published 1902 by Continental Press in Washington, D.C .
  • Calvin Coolidge(102 clicks)
    Biography
  • Carl Schurz, Abraham Lincoln: An Essay(76 clicks)
    An 1891 essay on Lincoln.
  • Character Above All(97 clicks)
    Excerpts of Tom Wicker's essay on Nixon.
  • Chester A. Arthur(78 clicks)
    Biography
  • Clinton Accused(87 clicks)
    Special Report about the Clinton impeachment by the Washington Post
  • Clinton Years(99 clicks)
    PBS special
  • Complete works of Abraham Lincoln [excerpts](94 clicks)
  • Dear Bess: Love Letters From The President(101 clicks)
    Harry Truman's love letters to his wife
  • Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes(71 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(79 clicks)
    Biography
  • Dwight Eisenhower Library(81 clicks)
    Official site.
  • Eleanor & Harry(110 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(89 clicks)
  • Famous presidents : Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Grant(97 clicks)
    1903 book
  • FDR Cartoon Archive(91 clicks)
    Great resource with thousands of cartoons catalogued.
  • FDR Library(75 clicks)
    Library and Museum
  • Ford's Theatre(88 clicks)
    National Historic Site
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt(72 clicks)
    Biography
  • Franklin Pierce(96 clicks)
    Biography
  • George Bush(91 clicks)
    Biography
  • George Washington Online(76 clicks)
    Biography, classroom activities, more.
  • Gerald R. Ford(75 clicks)
    Biography
  • Gerald R. Ford Library(86 clicks)
    Official site
  • Grant, By A Slave(73 clicks)
  • Grover Cleveland(77 clicks)
    Biography
  • Grover Cleveland Timeline(73 clicks)
  • Harry S. Truman(109 clicks)
    Biography
  • Harry Truman Library(83 clicks)
    Official site
  • Herbert Hoover(96 clicks)
    Biography
  • Hoover, Herbert, Photos(72 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(79 clicks)
  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson(92 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(108 clicks)
    Biography
  • James Buchanan(99 clicks)
    Biography
  • James K. Polk(77 clicks)
    Biography
  • James Madison(97 clicks)
    Biography
  • James Madison Center(88 clicks)
  • James Monroe(105 clicks)
    Biography
  • Jefferson and Adams: A Lifetime of Letters(73 clicks)
    The correspondence that shows their reconciliation and friendship.
  • Jefferson the Bankrupt(120 clicks)
    Monticello Was among the Prizes in a Lottery for a Ruined Jefferson’s Relief by Gaye Wilson
  • Jefferson's Blood(96 clicks)
    Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, their descendants, and race.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. Autobiography(95 clicks)
    1743-1790
  • Jesserson Papers: An Electronic Archive(83 clicks)
  • JFK Assassination(97 clicks)
  • JFK Digital Library(84 clicks)
  • JFK Online(91 clicks)
    Looks athe the myths and outright lies
  • JFK Photo History(83 clicks)
    The History Place photo history of JFK
  • Jimmy Carter(100 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Adams(84 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Adams(94 clicks)
    Biography
  • John F. Kennedy(79 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library(78 clicks)
    Official site
  • John Gable, Theodore Roosevelt: A Selected Annotated Bibliography(74 clicks)
    Gable, a graduate of Kenyon College, provides this bibliography about his lifelong passion, Teddy Roosevelt.
  • John Quincy Adams(76 clicks)
    Biography
  • John Tyler(112 clicks)
    Biography
  • Lincoln : the man of the people(77 clicks)
    By William H. Mace. 1912
  • Lincoln and Douglas debates; an address before the Chicago Historical Society, February 17, 1914(77 clicks)
  • Lincoln and the Chicken Bone Case(75 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(97 clicks)
    The National Park Service presents examples of Lincoln's writings.
  • Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point(75 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(89 clicks)
  • Lincoln in His Own Words(80 clicks)
    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History exhibition
  • Lincoln life(86 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 (69 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(185 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(77 clicks)
    "This story first appeared in the Ladies' home journal under the title The love story of Ann Rutledge"
  • Lincoln's Religion(80 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(79 clicks)
    by Dr. Theo. Kharas. Published 1921 by The T.-L. Printery, Inc. in [Wilkes-Barre, Pa .
  • Lincoln/Net(87 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(94 clicks)
    Biography
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library(92 clicks)
    Official site
  • Madison, James. Papers(88 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(69 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(88 clicks)
    Biography
  • Millard Fillmore(132 clicks)
    Biography
  • Mr. Lincoln and Friends(103 clicks)
  • Mr. Lincoln and the Founders(77 clicks)
  • Natural Rights, Citizenship Rights, State Rights, and Black Rights: Another Look at Lincoln and Race(70 clicks)
    by James Oakes
  • Nixon Archives(118 clicks)
    Presidential Materials Staff is part of NARA
  • Nixon Biography(102 clicks)
  • Nixon, Richard M.(90 clicks)
    Encyclopedia Americana
  • Nixon/Gannon Interviews(101 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(86 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(84 clicks)
  • Papers, Thomas Jefferson(95 clicks)
  • PBS' American Experience: Woodrow Wilson(101 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(85 clicks)
    The Nixon Tapes and the Supreme Court Tape
  • Photograph of Frederick Douglass, ca. 1880s. (The Gilder Lehrman Collection, GLC07926.02) Allies (77 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(132 clicks)
    PBS
  • Project Whistlestop(133 clicks)
    Harry Truman and the 1948 presidential campaign. Contains materials for teachers.
  • Quotes from Ronald Reagan(75 clicks)
    Some classic quotes
  • Reagan Assassination Attempt(90 clicks)
    Radio trasmission of Secret Service
  • Reagan, Ronald. Domestic Policy(130 clicks)
  • Reagan, Ronald. Foreign Policy(118 clicks)
  • Redeeming Martin Van Buren(70 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"(92 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(103 clicks)
    Biography
  • Ronald Reagan(91 clicks)
    Biography
  • Ronald Reagan Sounds(77 clicks)
    Hear the former President
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan(80 clicks)
  • Rutherford B. Hayes(109 clicks)
    Biography
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center(192 clicks)
    The first presidental library.
  • Shoot-out on Pennsylvania Avenue(75 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(71 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(82 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(93 clicks)
    Uncritical site.
  • The Family that Made Lincoln, and the Family He Made(78 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(82 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(81 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(99 clicks)
    Transcripts
  • The More Things Change: The History of Presidential Transitions (114 clicks)
  • The Plight of Mount Vernon(81 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(106 clicks)
    You are invited to begin your visit to the world famous Ronald W. Reagan Library & Museum.
  • The Surprising George Washington(103 clicks)
    From Prologue, a journal of the National Archives
  • The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827 (74 clicks)
  • The Ulysses S. Grant Association(78 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(73 clicks)
    1745-1799, Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick (1931-44).
  • Theodore Roosevelt(101 clicks)
    Biography
  • Theodore Roosevelt on Film(78 clicks)
  • Theodore Roosevelt, An Intimate Biography(82 clicks)
    By William Roscoe Thayer in 1919. Thayer was a friend.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography(90 clicks)
    Written in 1913 after he left the presidency. TR was outspoken.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, It Takes More Than That to Kill A Bull Moose(69 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(86 clicks)
    He wrote to his children whenever he was away. A loving father.
  • Theodore Roosevelt.org(82 clicks)
    Doesn't cover everything
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Domestic Policies(123 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(79 clicks)
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Lion in the White House(79 clicks)
    Short biography
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children(75 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(76 clicks)
    Biography from the White House
  • Thomas Jefferson Online Resources(70 clicks)
    at the University of Virginia.
  • Thomas Jeffersons' Library(80 clicks)
  • Truman Library Digital Archives and Photographs(79 clicks)
    Hundreds of thousands of photographs and documents housed at the Truman Library.
  • Truman's Little White House(96 clicks)
    In Key West, Florida.
  • U. S. Grant Digital Collection(82 clicks)
  • Ulysses S. Grant(94 clicks)
    Biography
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association(95 clicks)
  • Warren G. Harding(113 clicks)
    Biography
  • Watergate Files, The(88 clicks)
    Ford Library and Museum
  • Watergate Tapes(84 clicks)
  • Watergate Web(80 clicks)
    Watergate, Nixon crimes, etc.
  • Wet With Blood(71 clicks)
    Mary Todd Lincoln's Cloak
  • William Henry Harrison(93 clicks)
    Biography
  • William Howard Taft(99 clicks)
    Biography
  • William J. Clinton(114 clicks)
    Biography
  • William McKinley(77 clicks)
    Biography
  • Wisconsin Historical Images(111 clicks)
  • With Malice Towards None(74 clicks)
    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
  • Woodrow Wilson(100 clicks)
    Biography
  • Zachary Taylor(83 clicks)
    Biography