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U.S. Presidents

These sites have biographies of the presidents of the United States and their wives. Includes information about election trivia, debates, and inaugural addresses, plus some online games. There are links to eThemes Resources on the executive branch and several individual presidents.


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See which presidents have official libraries and visit them online.
Students can watch video commentary on many of the presidential inaugurations from Washington to Teddy Roosevelt.
Read biographies of presidents and the first ladies. Includes inaugural addresses for each president plus famous quotations.
Use your mouse to take a virtual tour of the Hall of Presidents. You can zoom in on the paintings. Click on "List of Presidents" at the bottom to view portraits. Includes a brief biography.
Pick an election year and find graphs on both electoral and popular votes for all U.S. presidential elections to date. The site includes summaries of the major issues in the campaigns as well as the state-by-state vote for each presidential hopeful. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about the presidential debates from 1858 to 2000. Includes videos and transcripts.
This online game has students try to identify pictures of presidents using the clues provided.
You can read a transcript from each president's inaugural address from Washington to Bush. NOTE: The site includes pop-up ads and banner ads.
This PBS site is about the presidents, their personal lives, and their achievements. Includes video clips and primary documents.
Select a president from the drop-down menu on the right to learn about domestic policy, foreign affairs, and presidential politics. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Click on the Oval Office on the right to mark yourself as the president. This site lets you make choices about how you'd like to arrange the Oval Office if you were president. Grade-level classroom activities are provided under "Learn More." NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site has biographies of every president in the "Presidency in History" section. Read about the functional side of the American presidency in the "Presidency in Action" part.
Students can print out this crossword puzzle on "Electing the President" and then check their answers by going to different web sites. NOTE: A few of the links are broken and includes a banner-ad.
Take online tours to the gravesites of presidents.
This is a hangman game where students can guess hidden presidents' names.
These matching, concentrating, word search games, and flashcards can help kids to learn nicknames of American presidents.
Learn about the executive branch of the United States Government. Topics include the American president, the presidential cabinet, executive agencies, and presidential history. Includes audio of radio addresses and virtual tours of the White House. Also has information on Camp David and Air Force One.
These sites are about George Washington, the first U.S. President. Read biographies, timelines, letters, and diaries. There is also information about the Washington Monument. Includes lesson plans, classroom activities, and online quizzes. There are links to eThemes Resources on presidents and Presidents Day.
Andrew Jackson was a president of the people. These sites trace his history and his legacy including the "Trail of Tears". There are audio and video files about Jackson. Political cartoons are featured on another site. Included is an eThemes resource on U.S. Presidents.
These sites are about Abraham Lincoln and include many primary documents. Learn about America's famous 16th president and the difficult time period he lived in. Includes timelines, biographies, and famous speeches. View photographs of Lincoln and two memorials that honor him. There is also information about John Wilkes Booth and Ford Theatre.
Learn about the 26th American President - Theodore Roosevelt. Discover the president as a son, father, husband, naturalist and conservationist, newyorker, and a war hero. Learn about his hobbies, outdoor adventures, and his nature conservation policies. Includes audio and video clips, timelines, photographs, quizzes, and biographies. There are links to eThemes topics on the President Theodor Roosevelt's politics, American and foreign policies, Spanish war, and United States presidents.
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States and served from 1913-1921. Learn about the legacy of this two term president. Find out about Wilson's involvement with the League of Nations. Included are eThemes resources on US presidents and World War I.
Learn about our longest serving president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt served during the Great Depression and World War II. Read about the New Deal and his battle with polio. Included is an eThemes resource on U.S. Presidents and World War II for upper grades.
These sites are about John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected president. Read about America's famous 35th president, his policies, and his influence. Includes biographies, photographs, and audio clips of his most famous speeches. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on U.S. Presidents.
These sites are about Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States. Includes timelines, biographies, video and audio clips, and primary documents. See the birthplace and burial site of Nixon. There is also information about the Watergate scandal, Nixon's resignation as president, and his pardon from President Ford. View photographs of President Nixon and Elvis Presley.
Learn more about former president Jimmy Carter and how his experiences during the Great Depression influenced his views. Includes biographies, timelines, photographs, videos, and more. Read about his Nobel Peace Prize and take a virtual tour of his boyhood home.
These sites are about Ronald Reagan, a former actor who went on to receive the most electoral votes of any president. Learn about his accomplishments as president, the assassination attempt, the controversy of the Iran-Contra Affair, and his wife, Nancy. Includes photographs, video clips, and audio files.
These sites are about the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. There is biographical information, speeches, videos, and photos. Learn about the historic election and issues facing the administration.

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