Tag Archives: US presidents

Presidential Debates: Past and Present

Numerous political debates have already taken place in advance of the 2012 presidential election. As the parties pick their candidates and the debates continue, look to the past for a broader perspective on the speeches and strategies taking place today. To help, we’ve rounded up a number of presidential debate resources. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What We’re Reading: September 15, 2011 Edition

In the news this week, JSTOR is now offering free access to content before 1923, interviews with Jackie Kennedy are released, and Twitterstorians celebrate their second birthday. Read on for two articles on public history, C-SPAN’s new program on past presidential contenders, a man who used his retirement to earn a PhD in American history, and Jennifer Howard’s look at the lineages of scholarship. Finally, look back at September 11, 2001, through oral histories and online resources, and look forward to this year’s Constitution Day with EDSITEment and TeachingHistory.org. Article By: Elisabeth Grant, James Grossman, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend
September 15, 2011

Remembering Presidents’ Day

The President’s Day holiday was originally called the Washington's Birthday when it was conceived in 1880, and in fact fell on George Washington’s birthday: February 22nd. Today we remember the holiday by looking to resources and lesson plans online on George Washington and a number of other presidents. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Lincoln Online

Even 200 years later our 16th President Abraham Lincoln continues to be studied, researched, and reinvented. Whether you’re teaching students history, conducting scholarly work, or casually satisfying your curiosity, here are some Lincoln resources you may want to check out... Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What We’re Reading: March 25, 2010 Edition

Take a look back at U.S. presidents' approval ratings and views on healthcare in our links to the "Presidential Job Approval Center" and a recent blog post from the Historical Society blog. We also link to two articles on the controversial Texas Curriculum issue from the New York Times and HNN. In museum news, the German-American Heritage museum in Washington, D.C. recently opened while the National Museum of Natural History celebrates 100 years in existence. Then, read about filing manuals from NARA, learn about Civil War photographer Charles Moore, and examine a century of eating habits. Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend