November 16, 2018

Presidential Spotlight: Barack Obama

Barack Obama first inauguration primary source set January 20, 2009Barack Obama second inauguration primary source set January 21, 2013President-Elect Obama To Take Oath of Office on Lincoln-Inaugural Bible News from the Library of Congress December 23, 2008The Lincoln Bible used by Barack Obama at his first inaugurationThe Book Lincoln and Obama Have In Common videoForeign Affairs oral histories mentioning Barack ObamaBarak Obama being sworn in as President of the United … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: George W. Bush

Archived web site: Official Campaign Web Site - George W. BushGeorge W. Bush inauguration primary source set January 20, 1989Foreign Affairs oral histories mentioning George W. BushReports related to George W. BushThe dot-com bubble, the Bush deficits, and the U.S. current account 2005 After the re-election of President Bush : an outlook on transatlantic relations from a German perspective 2005 Decisionmaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom : removing Saddam Hussein by force … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton first inauguration primary source set January 20, 1993Bill Clinton second inauguration primary source set January 20, 1997Bob Hope and President Bill Clinton at National Medal of Arts presentations on the South Lawn of the White House October 5, 1995Bill Clinton image setPresident Clinton mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionBill Clinton political cartoons by Ann TelnaesFuture Campaign Confessions To Look Forward To . . . February 8, 1998 … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan first inauguration primary source set January 20, 1981Ronald Reagan second inauguration primary source set January 21, 1985Ronald Reagan mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionGovernor Ronald Reagan 1966 photographRonald Reagan image setRonbo satirical photomontageHerblock painting McCarthy, Nixon, Reagan, and ClintonHerb Block on Ronald Reagan political cartoonsMore Ronald Reagan political cartoons by Herb Block"The Gods are … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter inauguration primary source set January 20, 1977President Jimmy Carter Signed the Panama Canal Treaty September 7, 1977 from America's LibraryJimmy Carter image setCarl Sagan Briefing notes for President Carter and Vice President Walter MondalePolitical cartoonist Herb Block on President Jimmy Carter"Gee! A medal from Gen. Goldwater" July 2, 1976 (curator's note: scroll to find) "... One nation ... indivisible ..." February 22, 1977 (curator's note: scroll … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Gerald R. Ford

Legislation Sponsored or Cosponsored by Gerald R. Ford 93rd Congress (1973-1974)Gerald R. Ford oath of office August 9, 1974Gerald Ford image setPolitical cartoonist Herb Block on Gerald Ford"Remember--don't vote for anyone who would interfere with the way we've been handling things" October 30, 1974 (curator's note: scroll to find) “It Helps Maintain a Better Balance” 1975 "Gee! A medal from Gen. Goldwater" July 2, 1976 (curator's note: scroll to find)Fordzie: Happy … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover brief bioSecretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover: American Famine reliefCampaign song of Herbert Hoover 1829 presidential opponentHerbert Hoover 1930 judicial nomination of John ParkerHerbert Hoover inauguration primary source setHerbert Hoover: Executive Order 5398 – Establishing the Veterans’ Administration The American Presidency ProjectHerbert Hoover mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History collectionHerbert Hoover correspondence related to Orville … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson oath of office Nov. 22, 1963 image and audio fileLyndon B. Johnson inauguration primary source set Jan. 20, 1965Vice President Johnson Was Assigned the Task of Unifying the U.S. Satellite Programs Jun. 24, 1961 from America's LibraryRetreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace webcastJudgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America webcastMaster of the … [Read more...]

Today in History: George H.W. Bush

Today in History–January 6–the Library of Congress features George Herbert Walker Bush who married Barbara Pierce on this date in 1945 while on leave from active U.S. navy duty in World War II. Bush entered politics after a career in the Texas oil industry. He served in the House of Representatives in the 1960s and in the 1970s his political appointments included U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Dwight D. Eisenhower

From America’s Library: Dwight D. EisenhowerBorn: October 14, 1890 Died: March 28, 1969Dwight David Eisenhower was an inspiring military leader, best-selling author, head of Columbia University, and president of the United States. As the top American general and later Allied Supreme Commander in the European theater, he directed Allied forces in World War II to victories in North Africa and Italy and coordinated the massive and successful D-Day invasion of France. Extraordinarily … [Read more...]