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Category: U.S. Presidents

Campaign Slogans

10 Winning Presidential Campaign Slogans

As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House.

1912 Election

Remembering the 1912 Presidential Election

A former president, a current president, a future president and a Socialist Party candidate all sought the White House 100 years ago.

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FDR Memorial Opens in New York

Almost 40 years after it was first proposed, this week marked the opening of Four Freedoms Park, a new memorial honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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The President’s Speech, From First Draft to Delivery

C. Edwin Vilade discusses his new book “The President’s Speech,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of presidential addresses.

Theodore Roosevelt Assassination Attempt

Shot in the Chest 100 Years Ago, Teddy Roosevelt Kept on Talking

One hundred years ago, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a 90-minute speech moments after being shot in the chest.

Barack Obama and John McCain take part in the first debate of the 2008 presidential election. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

7 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Presidential Debates

As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates.

Political Conventions

5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Political Conventions

From surprise candidates to delegate fistfights, here are five things you may not know about the history of nominating conventions.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner

History of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On the eve of the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, find out more about the origins and evolution of the annual event.

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Romantic-in-Chief: Presidential Love Letters, From Adams to Nixon

New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents.

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Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found?

If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.

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Five Presidents’ Rocky Roads to the White House

This Presidents’ Day, check out the obstacles that five of our commanders-in-chief overcame on their way to the Oval Office.

Nixon in China

Major Milestones in U.S.-China Relations

A look back at some pivotal moments in the complicated relationship between these two nations.

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All the Presidents’ Birthdays

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.