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Presidential Libraries and Museums of the National Archives

Presidential Libraries and Museums of the National Archives
Learn about Presidential Libraries and Museums Presidential Libraries and Museums promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Visit the Presidential Libraries and Museums Presidential Libraries and Museums present vast archives of documents, museums full of important Presidential artifacts, interesting educational and public programs, and informative web sites. Research Presidential Documents Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for the papers, records and historical materials of the Presidents. We work to ensure that these irreplaceable items are preserved and made available for the widest possible use by researchers. White House Transition Project Former White House staff discuss the presidential administrations from Richard M. Visit the Libraries Online

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The Artful Presidency: Selections from the Archives of American Art - Exhibitions November 2000Online exhibition created to complement the exhibition "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," at the National Museum of American History. The Artful Presidency, an online exhibition, is presented by the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art to celebrate the connections between American artists and the American presidency from George Washington to the Carter administration. It complements the exhibition "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, which opened November 15, 2000.

National Recording Registry Phonautograms. Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville. (c. 1853-1861) In late 1853 or early 1854, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville captured the first recorded sounds by etching onto blackened glass plates the movements of a boar’s-bristle stylus, vibrating in sympathy with a guitar and a human voice. Later, Scott made recordings on paper wrapped around a drum. The resulting "phonautograms" proved crucial to the development of recorded sound. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum 99 Interesting Facts about the U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.b The only president to be unanimously elected was George Washington (1732-1799). He also refused to accept his presidential salary, which was $25,000 a year.b Because the KKK was a powerful political force, Truman was encouraged to join the organization. According to some accounts, he was inducted, though he was “never active.” Other accounts claim that though he gave the KKK a $10 membership fee, he demanded it back and was never inducted or initiated.f, i Grover Cleveland was the only president in history to hold the job of a hangman.

New Deal Network Presidential Fun Facts BARACK OBAMA is our 44th president, but there actually have only been 43 presidents: Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president. EIGHT PRESIDENTS were born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. Adams, Jackson, and W. Harrison. How to Become President of the U.S. Poster Download or order a poster. (Please get your parent's permission) Lesson Plan U.S. Constitution's Requirements for a Presidential Candidate At least 35 years oldA natural born citizen of the United StatesA resident of the United States for 14 years

Arkansas Secretary of State: Young Voters Program Empowering young citizens— that's the mission of the Secretary of State's Young Voters Workshop. Hundreds of students from all around the state participate in the day-long programs held each March and September. This is one of our most popular student programs, and educating voters and future voters is one of our most important activities. The workshop demonstrates the importance of voting to high school students who are nearing or have already reached voting age. From the founding of America to the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements, students experience the value of their right to vote through discussion, role playing and games. Students especially enjoy the chance to speak their minds during a guided current events discussion.

Election Lessons Below you will find some EconEdLink lesson plans and interactives that are related to the upcoming elections. These lessons and interactives will help your students to see and understand the economics of elections. These are printable lessons from the Council For Economic Education that you can use with your students. These OnLine lessons provide resources for you and your students to explore the concept of budget. These OnLine lessons provide resources for you and your students to explore the concept of the deficit. These OnLine lessons provide resources for you and your students to explore the concept of the national global-interests. Who Will Students “Elect” in 2016? The National Student/Parent Mock Election gives American students, and parents too if they wish, all across the country and around the world, the opportunity to cast their votes for candidates in both the federal and state elections. They may also vote on the issues they care about. This program builds on the 36-year history of the National Student/Parent Mock Election, the leading program in student voting.

Use children's books to teach about elections Use children's books to teach about elections: Ten books get our vote! The presidential elections are just around the corner, so teachers may want to check out this list of ten books to help students learn about elections and the election process. Included: Books for students of all ages! This year's presidential elections offer teachers a unique opportunity to teach youngsters about character, leadership, and the meaning of participatory government. Teachers might use the ten books listed below to help to illuminate those issues. Any of the books would make excellent additions to a school or classroom library; most would be great as "read alouds" or to prompt discussion about the upcoming elections.