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Presidential Primary Sources Project

Presidential Primary Sources Project

Sign up for the Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) today. Learn about presidents like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington directly from National Park Service rangers and presidential historians in this live, interactive web series.

Share the presidents’ stories with your students through live interactive video and primary source documents.

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2020 Sessions

Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives
Presented by: Jenny Sweeney, Education Specialist
The National Archives
Thursday, January 16, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET 
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Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears
Presented by: Erin Adams, Director of Education & Patrick Martin, Schools Coordinator
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
January 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Forging Greatness: Lincoln in Indiana
Presented by: Mike Capps, Chief of Interpretation
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
January 30, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Exploring Lincoln in Washington
Presented by: Alex Wood, Education Programs Manager at Ford's Theatre Society
The National Mall & Memorial Parks and Ford’s Theatre
February 6, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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1960: JFK and the First Modern Presidential Campaign
Presented by: Stephen Fagin, Curator, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum
February 11, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Expansion of Presidential Power
Presented by: Erik Johnson, Digital Library Coordinator and Archivist
Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University
February 20, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Herbert Hoover and the Bonus March: Presidential Blunder or Necessary Action?
Presented by: Elizabeth Dinschel, Archivist and Education Specialist
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
February 27, 11 a.m. and 2.p.m. EST
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Ulysses S. Grant and the Mystery of William Jones
Presented by: David Newmann, Park Guide
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
March 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  EST
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Records of an Era: The Roosevelts 1933-1945
Presented by: Jeffrey Urbin
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
March 5, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST 
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An Open Field: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Presented by:
Joan Cummins, Program Assistant
President Lincoln’s Cottage, March 10, 11 a.m .and 2 p.m. EST
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Theodore Roosevelt's Rise to the Presidency
Presented by: Alyssa Parker-Geisman, Park Ranger
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
March 12, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Slavery in George Washington’s World
Presented by: Sadie Troy, Student Learning Specialist
Mount Vernon
March 19, 11 a.m and 2 p.m. EST 
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Truman and the 1948 Election
Presented by: Mark Adams, Education Director
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
March 24, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Ulysses S Grant and Reconstruction 
Presented by: Sierra Willoughby, Lead Ranger 
General Grant National Memorial
Thursday March 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. EST
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Start Date:
Dec. 2, 2013
K20 Education Teaching and Learning PPSP Video Conferencing Presidential Primary Sources Project Community Anchor Program
Therese Perlowski Program Manager, Community Anchor Program (CAP)

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