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
McCarthyism and the Red Scare
The Red Scare reached a fevered pitch from 1950 to 1954, when Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin launched a series of highly publicized probes
Address at the World Economic Forum
In Davos, Switzerland, President Trump addresses the World Economic Forum, bringing his message of "America First" to the international gathering.
Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Address
On March 4, 1861, President Lincoln attempted to reassure the Southern states that he would protect their interests regarding slavery
Bill Clinton's remarks on signing NAFTA
President Clinton discusses the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which focused on trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Interviews on current events
The healthcare system and COVID-19
The Miller Center’s Guian McKee and Kathryn Quissell from UVA’s Department of Public Health Sciences discuss public health governance, how the U.S. healthcare system is managing the coronavirus, and how the history of the system has shaped that response.
US-China relations in a turbulent time
Watch the Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy as we take an in-depth look at US–Chinese relations during a time of global upheaval.
A republic if you can keep it
Miller Center Senior Fellow Melody Barnes explores a president's role in upholding the American Idea