“The New Nationalism”

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, The New Nationalism (The Outlook Company, New York: 1910), 3-33. … Nothing…

Farewell Address

Source: Farewell Address, George Washington, September 19, 1796. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Progressive Party Platform 1912

Source: Progressive Party Platform 1912, November 5, 1912. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Source: George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, July 6, 1796, George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks…

First Inaugural Address

Source: Inaugural Address, Thomas Jefferson, March 4, 1801. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Letter to Thomas Ritchie

Source: “Martin Van Buren, Letter to Thomas Ritchie, January 13, 1827,” in History of U.S.…

Acceptance Speech

Source: Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, July…

Debate to Override President Richard Nixon’s Veto of the War Powers Resolution

Source: Congressional Record, 93rd Congress, 1st Session, Nov. 7, 1973. Vol. 119, pp. 36176–36198, 36202–36222.…

Political Chart: Presidential Campaign

Interior of Tammany Hall, New York: the Democratic convention in session

[caption id="attachment_42088" align="aligncenter" width="2800"] From photographs by Rockwood and sketches by Theodore R. Davis. New…

Chapter 25: Internal Security and Civil Liberties

A. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia,…

Chapter 13: War with Mexico

A. President James K. Polk, “Special Message to Congress on Mexican Relations,” May 11, 1846…

South Carolina’s Declaration of the Causes of Secession

Source: Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina…

“An Irrepressible Conflict”

Source: The Irrepressible Conflict: A Speech Delivered at Rochester, Monday, Oct. 25, 1858 (New York:…

First Inaugural Address

Source: Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural Address Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American…

Inaugural Address

Source: A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy: Including the Diplomatic Correspondence,…

Presidents and Political Parties

Learn about how the relationship between American presidents and their parties has shifted over time.…

Purchase of Louisiana

Source: “Purchase of Louisiana," New-York Evening Post, July 5, 1803, Founders Online, National Archives, accessed…

One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War 2, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

The first in TAH's 2020 slate of seminars on board the USS Midway, this program…

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties (Colorado Springs, CO)

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly…

One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Presidency, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

Study the evolution of the power and authority of the President and executive branch, and…

Federalist Papers

One Day Seminar: The Presidency of George Washington, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

Join teachers from across Missouri at the first Seminar in a partner series between TAH…

Special Address to the Nation on Syria

Source: Barack Obama, “Address to the Nation on Syria,” September 10, 2013 , White House…

Boumediene v. Bush

Source: United States Reports. Volume 553, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Memorandum on the President’s Constitutional Authority to Conduct Military Operations Against Terrorists and Nations Supporting Them

Source: Nathan A. Forrester, ed., Opinions of the Legal Counsel of the United States Department…

Transcript of David Frost’s Interview with Richard Nixon

Source: Sir David Frost, Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews (New York: Harper…

McGovern–Fraser Commission Report

Source: Congressional Record, 92nd Congress, First Session, Volume 117, Part 25 (Washington D.C.: United States…

“The Presidency in 1960” (Remarks at the National Press Club)

Source: Papers of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Pre-Presidential Papers,…

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

Source: United States Reports. Volume 343, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Special Message to the Congress Reporting on the Situation in Korea

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the…

House Debate on the 22nd Amendment

Source: Congressional Record, 80th Congress, First Session, Volume 93, Part 1 (Washington D.C. : United…

Fireside Chat on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary

Source: Samuel I. Rosenman, ed., Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1937 Volume:…

Report of the President’s Committee on Administrative Management (The Brownlow Committee Report)

Source: The President's Committee on Administrative Management, “Report of the Committee with Studies of Administrative…

United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Co.

Source: United States Reports. Volume 299, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Humphrey’s Executor v. US

Source: United States Reports. Volume 295, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Myers v. US

Source: United States Reports. Volume 272, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

On the Source of Executive Power

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt, ed., Stephen Brennan (New York: Skyhorse Publishing,…

First Inaugural Address (1861)

Source:  Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Final Version, March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers (Series 1: General Correspondence, 1833 to 1916), Library…

Speech on Assuming Office of the President

Source: James D. Richardson, ed., A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,…

Message to the Senate Protesting the Censure Resolution

Source: James D. Richardson, ed., A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,…

Speeches on the Removal Power

Source: Register of Debates, Senate, 23rd Congress, First Session (Washington, D.C: Gales and Seaton) 66,…

Letter to the New Jersey Legislature

Source: From Thomas Jefferson to New Jersey Legislature, 10 December 1807, Founders Online, National Archives,…

Resolution Rejecting the 12th Amendment

Source: Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, 1804, 26–27. Courtesy…

Proclamation on the Whiskey Rebellion

Source: President George Washington, Proclamation, 7 August 1794, Founders Online, National Archives, https://goo.gl/yu6KcC. Proclamation Calling…

Remarks on the Removal Power

Source: James Madison, Speech on the Removal Power of the President, [16 June] 1789, Founders…

The Federalist

Source: The Federalist No. 65, [7 March 1788], No. 68, [12 March 1788], No. 70,…

The American Presidency

Woodrow Wilson was probably right when he said that it is easier to speak of…

The Hamilton Plan

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

Special Message to the Congress on U.S. Policy in Southeast Asia

Sources: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-64, Book…
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