Presidential resources for teachers
The Miller Center features a variety of content that can help teachers bring history alive for their students
Learn about our presidents
The Miller Center is the place to go to find information about all of the U.S. presidents. Each president's page includes carefully crafted essays by experts, quick facts, presidential speeches, interviews with scholars, relevant publications, and more.
Students can read detailed content about the presidents' lives before they came into office, their campaigns, the domestic and foreign issues they faced during their administrations, and their lasting legacy on American history.
Resources on historical events
Brown vs. Board of Education
On May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled that "separate is inherently unequal," forcing President Eisenhower to address civil rights
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War, the PBS documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential and controversial events in American history. The Miller Center's secret White House recordings give a behind-the-scenes look at the war.
Watergate: The break-in
A four-part series about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1972, that brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon
John Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech
Watch President John Kennedy's speech in Berlin, Germany, on June 26, 1963
Andrew Jackson's "Bank Veto" Speech
Read President Andrew Jackson's argument against the bill that rechartered the Bank of the United States on July 10, 1832
Franklin Roosevelt's first Fireside Chat
Listen to President Franklin Roosevelt's first Fireside Chat about the banking crisis on March 12, 1933
Interviews on current events
Why do we believe in religious freedom?
Is religious freedom truly a fundamental American belief, and can it survive with an ever-increasing plurality of religious faiths and ethnic backgrounds?
How did our politics get so crazy?
What is the connection between media and politics? How much does the current media environment influence our political landscape?