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View Resource What the Presidents Did on the Fourth of July

With the arrival of warm weather across the United States, it must mean that one of America's most endearing holidays is close at hand: the 4th of July. Researched and developed by James Heintze, this site offers a perspective on the holiday by detailing what each president, from George Washington to George W. Bush, have done on this particular holiday. Visitors may be interested to learn that in...
View Resource American President

Out of the many dozens of websites dedicated to portraying the various persons who have held the highest elected office in the United States, American may be one of the most thorough and well-rounded in terms of its content and organization. Originally launched in 2000 as a companion to a PBS television series on the American presidency, this current incarnation of the site was...
View Resource "I Do Solemnly Swear…": Inaugural Materials from the Collections of the Library of Congress

At the presidential inauguration of John F. Kennedy, that austere man of letters, Robert Frost, had intended to read a poem entitled "Dedication", but was unable to do so because of the glare of the sun, which effectively prevented him from seeing (and reading) the text. Instead Frost read "The Gift Outright" from memory, and yet another legendary moment in presidential inauguration lore occurred....
View Resource Miller Center: Presidential Recordings Program

Since 1940, six American presidents have secretly recorded close to 5,000 hours of conversations, many of which have been of great interest to presidential historians, the press, and the general public. This remarkable site provides access to a wide range of those conversations, and is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of...
View Resource After nineteen years, the last trove of secret Kennedy tapes is released to the public

New Air Force One tapes give insight on Kennedy death Last of secret Kennedy tapes released,0,6198450.story Post JFK Assassination Air Force One Flight Deck Recording The...