Being a child of a President of the United States cannot at all times be pleasant - being the only child of a United States President, arguably one of the greatest President’s in our nation’s history, is a daunting fate. However, Margaret Truman, daughter of 33rd President Harry S. Truman, carried this burden with grace … Continue reading “White House Kids” Series – Margaret Truman Daniel
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“White House Kids” Series – Anna Roosevelt Halsted
A second famous First Daughter carrying the Roosevelt name came about twenty years after her cousin, Alice Roosevelt Halsted. Eldest and only female child of powerhouse couple Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Anna Roosevelt Halsted was one of the most understated accomplished women of the 20th century. Co-editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, owner of the Arizona … Continue reading “White House Kids” Series – Anna Roosevelt Halsted
“White House Kids” Series – Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Arguably the most well-known and controversial First Daughter with the name Roosevelt, Alice Roosevelt Longworth was a woman before her time. Unbending in the face of scandal (which she frequently was featured in and appeared to relish in) while using her wit and intellect to become the great equalizer at every social gathering, Alice Roosevelt … Continue reading “White House Kids” Series – Alice Roosevelt Longworth
“White House Kids” Series – Robert Todd Lincoln
Robert Todd Lincoln, by his own accord, imagined his life to be filled with sorrow and heartbreak. The eldest of the four sons born to Mary Todd Lincoln and President Abraham Lincoln, Robert was the only one to survive to adulthood and die of old age. Robert would be in direct connection with three separate … Continue reading “White House Kids” Series – Robert Todd Lincoln
“White House Kids” Series – Lyncoya Jackson
Very little is known about Lyncoya, the adopted Muscogee (Creek) son of seventh President, Andrew Jackson. During the Creek War (1813-1814), Colonel Andrew Jackson, accompanied by around 5,000 Tennessee militia troops, was sent to the Mississippi Territory (modern day Alabama) to quell and halt the recent uprising of Creek peoples against White settlers. One of … Continue reading “White House Kids” Series – Lyncoya Jackson
New Blog Series: “White House Kids” – In the Shadow of a Famous Father
John F. Kennedy Jr. plays under the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office as his father, President John F. Kennedy, reviews official documents. October, 1963. For the month of April, the Reagan Library Education Blog is proud to announce our new blog series, "White House Kids". Being the President of the United States is by … Continue reading New Blog Series: “White House Kids” – In the Shadow of a Famous Father
Apologies and Forgiveness for Executive Order 9066 – February Historical Events
The Japanese Empire’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 pulled the United States into the then-ongoing Second World War. Beyond the political and military mobilization that followed in response to the day’s destruction, racial tensions in the American public near-completely turned against citizens of Japanese descent, some of whom had lived in the … Continue reading Apologies and Forgiveness for Executive Order 9066 – February Historical Events
Media Literacy Week
Media Literacy Week is November 6 - 10, 2017 and the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, is happy to share classroom-ready materials specifically designed to build stronger literacy skills in students. Through innovation and technology the National Archives sets the gold-standard in education for using primary sources in … Continue reading Media Literacy Week
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.
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
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