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Federal Government Information: Presidents

Meet the Presidents

Specific Presidents

  • George Washington: A National Treasure - an in-depth look at the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait- explore the symbolic, artistic, & biographic meanings in the painting as well as learning about Washington's life, ideas, accomplishments, & his tremendous influence on the U.S.
  • John and Abigail Adams - insights into the birth of American democracy, the American Revolution, life in the colonies, the Founding Fathers, the branches of government, lawmaking, and politics; learn about key people and events
  •  James Madison Papers from American Memory (letters, notes, legislation, and other documents 1723-1836)
    (Secretary of State, 4th President and father of the US Constitution)
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial - recounts his early life; Lincoln Home National Historic Site - recounts more of the life; and One Life: The Mask of Lincoln - celebrates the bicentennial of the birth
  • Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 - American Memory, presents 28 films that include footage of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and McKinley Assassination Ink: - full-text primary source documents relating to the 1901 assassination and the immediate aftermath, including the succession of Roosevelt, the incarceration, trial, and execution of assassin Leon Czolgosz." Documents date from the 1890s through 1910s.
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century - progressive ideas about social justice, representative democracy, and America's role as a world leader, a chronology of his public career and annotated images of artwork of Roosevelt as a Rough Rider, U.S. president, big game hunter, and in other situations. (National Portrait Gallery)


Clinton - Independent Counsel Investigations Reports - RE: Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association

Regan - Records of Independent Counsel relating to Iran/Contra

Nixon - Watergate - summary from the FBI