ANNOTATED LIST OF PRESIDENCY WEB SITES
Center for the Study of the Presidency
An educational institution in the United States devoted to the study of the presidency,
government, and politics.
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Provider of digital documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics,
diplomacy, and government.
Constitutional amendments concerning the Presidency:
UVA Miller Center
A non-partisan research center at the University of Virginia that studies the national and
international policies of the United States, with a special focus on American presidents
and the presidency.
THE PRESIDENT'S JOB
Executive Orders (Dwight D. Eisenhower to William J. Clinton)
Official documents numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States
manages the operations of the federal government.
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 - 2000)
Statements, messages, and other presidential materials released by the White House during
the preceding week.
Public Papers of the Presidents (Herbert Hoover to William J. Clinton)
An online service that contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States
that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period.
Currently, only the Papers of President Clinton for the years 1995-1998 are available, though
volumes covering years prior will be added on an incremental basis.
The role of the Vice President
A brief history of the role of the Vice President as President of the U. S. Senate.
Data from Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the Presidency, listing presidential and vice-presidential
salaries from 1789 to the present.
THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
History of Presidential Elections
Graphs on both electoral and popular votes for all U.S. Presidential Elections to date.
The site also includes summaries of the major issues in the campaigns as well as the state-by-state
vote for each presidential hopeful.
Presidential Election Results
In brief, the complete results of American presidential elections from 1789 to 1992.
NARA Electoral College History site
The Office of the Federal Register coordinates the functions of the Electoral College and
has assembled a variety of information and statistics on presidential elections, past and
"The Living Room Candidate"
A history of presidential campaign commercials, 1952-2000, from the American Museum of the
Moving Image. Requires RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.
"Every Four Years 1896-2000"
This exhibition at the Newseum explores the sometimes-tumultuous relationship between reporters
and candidates on the 20th-century presidential campaign trail.
U.S. Presidential Election Maps, 1860-1996
Popular and electoral election results.
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS & SPEECHES
"I Do Solemnly Swear..."
The Library of Congress presents a collection of 2,000 digital files from each of the first
sixty-two inaugurations, and items relating to the 63rd inauguration of 2001. The site features
diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten
drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs,
and sheet music.
Full text Inaugural Addresses from George Washington to William J. Clinton's first.
A resource for people interested in presidential rhetoric and is
sponsored by the University of Texas A&M.
A New Century of Inaugurals
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
COMMUNICATING THE PRESIDENCY
Audio of Some Presidents
History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL) is a searchable multimedia database documenting and
delivering authoritative audio relevant to American history and politics.
Voices of U.S. Presidents
The Michigan State University Vincent Voice Library has collected and made available sound
samples of American Presidents from Benjamin Harrison to Barack Obama.
An online resource containing digital sound files and transcripts of secretly taped White
House recordings, beginning with President Roosevelt and ending with the infamous Nixon
LIFE AND DEATH IN THE WHITE HOUSE
The White House
The official site for the White House and the President.
The White House Historical Society
National Geographic & The White House
Companion Web site to the National Geographic/PBS television program
on working and living in the White House.
JFK Assassination Records
The National Archives & Records Administration's John F. Kennedy
Assassination Records Collection contains more than 4 million pages
of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures,
sound recordings and artifacts.
Portraits of Presidents & First Ladies
An online collection of images of presidents and first ladies from
the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Features an exhibit on the stamp designs of Franklin D. Roosevelt,
along with other items from his personal philatelic collection.
National First Ladies' Library
A repository concerned with the significant role First Ladies have
played in shaping the political and social history of the nation.
White House Site on First Ladies
The biographical history of Presidential First Ladies and their
contributions to the role of First Lady.
The White House
Collection of American Crafts
A virtual exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum featuring
seventy-two works by seventy-seven of America's leading craft artists.
Presidential Burial Sites
A web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries with an index
devoted to U.S. Presidents and Vice-Presidents and their burial
The manufacturer of Air Force One, the Boeing Corporation, has provided
a fact sheet, photos, and specifications of a modified 747-200B,
the newest and largest presidential airplane.
A commercial site on the history of the Ferdinand Magellan, a unique
Pullman railroad car. It was the only railroad car ever custom built
for the President of the United States in the 20th century.
A photo review and brief history of some presidential yachts from
1891 to 1953.
An unofficial history of Camp David, the presidential weekend retreat
in Maryland, by a member of the U.S. Naval staff formerly assigned
to the facility. The site also provides a history of the various
planes, helicopters, and ships used by presidents while in office.
OTHER PRESIDENTIAL AND HISTORY SITES
Jacqueline Kennedy's Washington
A citywide celebration, now through August 2002.
The Smithsonian Associates
Offering a variety of courses, lectures, and special events that
complement "The American Presidency."
National Portrait Gallery
Includes information on "Portraits of the Presidents,"
a traveling exhibition opening at the George Bush Presidential Library
on October 6, 2000.
National Archives & Records Administration
The Presidential Library system is made up of eleven Presidential
Libraries and the Nixon Presidential Materials. The Office of Presidential
Libraries administers this nationwide network of libraries, which
is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
These are not traditional libraries, but rather repositories for
preserving and making available the papers, records, and other historical
materials of U.S. Presidents since Herbert Hoover.
Library of Congress
The Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress is the nation's
oldest and most comprehensive presidential library. The Manuscript
Division has in its custody the papers of twenty-three presidents,
including the men who founded the nation, wrote its fundamental
documents, and led it through the greatest crisis of its existence.
C-Span - 17
Created for the television series, this site contains a complete
video archive of all American Presidents, plus additional resources
such as, biographical facts, key events of each presidency, presidential
places, reference material, and teacher guides.
Internet Public Library
In this resource you will find background information, election
results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest
on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents,
audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
The PBS American Experience series on The American President
This companion site to the PBS television series contains information
on specific presidents and suggested lesson plans for teachers.
Programs for high school students including a residential scholar
program in Washington D.C.
National History Standards
National Standards for History Basic Edition, 1996.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Features a virtual tour of Washington's home, Mount Vernon, as well
as biographical material about our nation's first president.