About Presidents

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Before Becoming President

Discover what the lives of everyday people were like before they became President of the United States.

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First Ladies

Learn more about the first ladies as powerhouses of complexity and personhood together and separate from the presidents they married.

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Presidents at War

Making decisions at wartime are some of the most defining moments of a presidency. Learn more about the life and world changing moments.

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Presidential Places

Experience the places they knew during their lifetimes and that honor their memories after their deaths.

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Explore biographies of presidents, first ladies, first families, and other important people in presidential history.

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    Last updated: December 19, 2023