Teachers can find in-depth lessons on specific U.S. Presidents to supplement their unit on the executive branch. The lessons are primarily from the Bill of Rights Institute collection, Voices of History. They are aligned to standards and include high-quality, primary-source based materials. 

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Tear Down This Wall: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and Responsibility

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will review Ronald Reagan's life-long commitment to ending the tyranny of communism and analyze Reagan's application of the virtue of responsibility.
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Thirteen Days: John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Purpose

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about how President John F. Kennedy achieved his purpose of protecting the United States in the Cuban Missile Crisis. They will also understand how they can be purposeful in their own lives.
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Lesson ideas to help students learn more about the life and death of John F. Kennedy.
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The Torch has Passed to a New Generation: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address and Responsibility

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will analyze John F. Kennedy's call for responsible actions by the American citizenry in his Inaugural Address
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President Dwight Eisenhower, Responsibility, and Restraint of American Power

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about how President Eisenhower made responsible decisions related to war and foreign policy during his tenure. They will also consider ways in which they can make responsible decisions.
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Harry Truman, the Firing of Douglas MacArthur, and Integrity

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about the life of President Harry S. Truman and how it was shaped by integrity. They will explore actions throughout his life and how they impacted his identity and purpose. Through his example, they will learn how they can maintain the principle of integrity in their own lives.
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FDR, Churchill, and Atlantic Charter

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about the actions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the development of the Atlantic Charter. They will learn from Roosevelt's example about how they can be responsible in their own lives.
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You Felt He was Talking to You: FDR’s Fireside Chats and Identity

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt and how this identity helped him to soothe the fears of Americans during the Great Depression. They will also learn how embracing their identity can help them be successful.
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Calvin Coolidge, Reducing the Debt, and Integrity

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn from the example of President Calvin Coolidge on how to act with integrity in throughout their lives.
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Four Score and Seven Years Ago: The Gettysburg Address and American Identity

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will analyze Abraham Lincoln's identity as a writer, speaker, and president related to the Gettysburg address.
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Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Justice

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Students will specifically learn about how Lincoln's actions conform to the idea of justice and how they can apply this idea into actions in their own lives.
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John Quincy Adams and His Struggle Against Slavery and the Gag Rule

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson students will learn how John Quincy Adams fought against the injustice of the gag rule in the House of Representatives and how they can fight for justice in their own lives.
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We Hold These Truths: Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence, and Identity

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will read a narrative about Thomas Jefferson and the writing of the Declaration of Independence in order to understand their identity
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Remember the Ladies: Abigail Adams, John Adams, and Respect

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will review the correspondence between John Adams and Abigail Adams when she advised him to "remember the ladies" in making plans for a new form of government after independence from the British was won. They will evaluate the level of respect expressed in that correspondence.
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Champion of Liberty: James Madison and Diligence

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will analyze James Madison's contributions through diligence to the establishment of the United States Constitution and early republic, exploring events that earned him the title, "Father of the Constitution,".
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Under My Vine and Fig Tree: George Washington’s Resignation after Two Terms and Integrity

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will learn about the presidency of George Washington and how it was shaped by integrity. Through his example, students will learn how they can pursue integrity in their own lives.
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Establishing a Government of Laws, Not Men: George Washington’s Retirement and Responsibility

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

In this lesson, students will review George Washington's actions in completing his service as Commander in Chief Revolutionary War, including his return of his military commission to the president of Congress. They will achieve the following objectives.
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George Washington’s Finest Hour: The Newburgh Conspiracy and Identity

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In this lesson, students will evaluate George Washington’s actions to understand his approach to the principle of identity.
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George Washington

by Jenny Sitkin

A series of three lessons focused on George Washington\'s leadership.
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A learning activity for students to analyze primary documents and identify the presidents involved in significant historical events.
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