July 31, 2016

Primary Source Learning: U.S. Presidents

Learning from the Source: lessons Abraham Lincoln & Me Primary Source Activity Book Presidential Portraits Monumental Men The Art of Mourning (Lincoln) Mourning Lincoln & the Art of Tribute Indian Territory Resettlement Featured Sources: guided primary source analysis activities Jefferson’s Pasta Machine Abolition frowned down (Quincy Adams) Rats Leaving a Falling House (Van Buren) Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue (Tyler & Polk) Pierce examining a … [Read more...]

Today in History: Grover Cleveland

Today in History–June 2–the Library of Congress features President Grover Cleveland, who married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony on this date in 1886. A lawyer, Cleveland began his political career as mayor of Buffalo, New York, becoming governor of the state the following year and President of the United States just a few years later. Cleveland won the popular vote in 1888 but failed to win a majority of the electoral college, thus losing the office to Benjamin Harrison. Four years … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Diagram of the Federal Government & American Union

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Today in History: The White House

Today in History–October 13–the Library of Congress features the White House, celebrating the date in 1792 when the first cornerstone was laid.  Learn more about the Executive mansion by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about the United States presidential home. The Cornerstone Of The White House Was Laid Ten Suffragists Arrested While Picketing at the White House President Harding Installed a Radio in the White … [Read more...]