Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial 2009 - (Library of Congress) - It’s Abraham
Lincoln’s 200th birthday, and America is celebrating! We remember Abraham Lincoln because as
America’s 16th President, he fought to keep the nation from splitting apart.
American Treasures - Library of Congress - A guide to some of the "treasures"
in the Library of Congress. Check out Thomas Jefferson's handwritten draft of the Declaration of
Biography of Abraham Lincoln - (White House) -
Learn about our 16th president.
Executive Branch - Ben's Guide - (Government
Printing Office) - The executive branch of Government enforces the laws of the land. The President
receives this help from the Vice President, department heads (Cabinet members), heads of
independent agencies, and executive agencies.
First Ladies of the United States - They came from different social and
economic backgrounds, from many different geographical regions, and with diverse education
preparation. Each First Lady served our country well and each left her own mark. Visit this site to learn
more about them.
Meet Amazing Americans - America's Story - Discover the
inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is
Political History - Smithsonian
Institution - Learn about the history of politics. This site has resources on such topics as
Presidents and First Ladies and Reform and Civil Rights.
President's Cabinet - Ben's Guide -
(Government Printing Office) - The purpose of the Cabinet is to advise the President on matters
relating to the duties of their respective offices.
Presidents of the United States - (White House) - The biographies of the
presidents’ give us a clear look into the highs and lows of American history. Learn more about the
presidents, the changes we faced in the past, and challenges yet to come.
Primary Election: Election of the
President & Vice President (Grades 9-12) - (Government Printing Office) - Learn about
the process to elect a President and Vice President.
The American Presidency - The American presidency has a
fascinating history. Learn more form this interesting site..
Truman Library Kids Page - Learn all about Harry Truman, former president of
the United States and all sorts of other "Truman" trivia.
U.S. Electoral College - (Office of the Federal Register) - The
Electoral College is not a place; it is a process that began as part of the original design of the U.S.
Constitution. The people of the U.S. vote for the electors who then vote for the President. Read more
about how the terms "Elector" and "Electoral College" came into use.
U.S. Presidents - America's Story - (Library Of Congress) -
Learn more about our U.S. Presidents. See a timeline of important events.
Vice President of
the United States (President of the Senate) - (U.S. Senate) - American vice presidents
have included some remarkable individuals. Go to this site to find out more.
Citizenship Quiz - History.com - Test your knowledge on Amercian
Government, American History and Civics.
Pick The President - Nickelodeon - Nickelodeon's letting you pick the issues and the
president, because the next four years affect you and your future.
the Secret History - Learn some little known facts about our presidents.
United States Government - FactMonster - Learn about
presidents, elections, congress, and the supreme court.
Page Revised - 3/30/2009