The Challenger Space Shuttle and President Reagan’s Response: Research and Assignment Guide

On January 28, 1986, the nation watched as the Challenger space shuttle launched. 73 seconds after it took off, the Challenger broke apart, killing all seven astronauts on board. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the tragedy.  This research and assignment guide looks at the shuttle, the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, and … Continue reading The Challenger Space Shuttle and President Reagan’s Response: Research and Assignment Guide

Who’s in Charge? The 25th Amendment and the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

On March 30, 1981,  President Reagan was shot and rushed to surgery. In the midst of this tragedy, his cabinet had to handle a major question: would the President be able to do his job, or would the 25th Amendment need to be invoked? This case study is part of a larger presentation from the … Continue reading Who’s in Charge? The 25th Amendment and the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

The 25th Amendment: Section 3 and July 13, 1985

In 2015 the Reagan Presidential Library began developing a one-of-a-kind experiential learning simulation called the Situation Room Experience.  One of the pivotal issues in the Situation Room Experience regards the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.   Recently we looked at how Sections 1 and 2 of the 25th Amendment were first … Continue reading The 25th Amendment: Section 3 and July 13, 1985

The 25th Amendment: The Situation Room Experience and United States History

In 2015 the Reagan Presidential Library began developing a one-of-a-kind experiential learning simulation called the Situation Room Experience.  Developed primarily for high school juniors and seniors, the game allows students to step into the role of a government official or member of the press to deal with a modern, fictional, foreign policy crisis based on … Continue reading The 25th Amendment: The Situation Room Experience and United States History

Where can I find President Reagan’s speech about…

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5psJU33OC-k With the above video, the YouTube channel for the National Archives and Records Administration office at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was born.  As the National Archives mission is to preserve and protect the records of the United States Federal Government in order … Continue reading Where can I find President Reagan’s speech about…

Archived but not Forgotten… Presidential Websites.

President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at noon. If you visited the White House website immediately following the inauguration of the 45th President, you discovered that the website for President Obama was replaced by a website highlighting the new policies of the 45th President. What happened to the Obama Administration website? … Continue reading Archived but not Forgotten… Presidential Websites.

Amending America: The 20th Amendment, January 20, and Presidential Inaugurations

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Later this month on January 20, if you follow the Reagan Presidential Library on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram , or any of the other Presidential Libraries for that matter, you might notice something: every President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's second term has been sworn into office … Continue reading Amending America: The 20th Amendment, January 20, and Presidential Inaugurations

“Reaganomics”: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981

Today's post, from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert, marks a return to our focus on creating classroom-ready resources for teachers and students, as today is the first day of school for many school districts. Welcome back to school. "Our bill is, in short, the first real tax cut for everyone in twenty years." … Continue reading “Reaganomics”: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981

Ronald Reagan’s remarks when the Olympic Torch came to the White House in 1984

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vLe1OwKu2c 14 May 1984 - John Hughes' Sixteen Candles was flickering across the nation's silver screens, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, N.Y., and in Washington, D.C. the Olympic Torch came to the White House on its way to Los Angeles. President Reagan … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s remarks when the Olympic Torch came to the White House in 1984