United States Presidents Sites – Top Ten

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One thing that very few Americans can do is recite the names of the presidents – all 44 of them so far. It is likely that there are some names that you may not even recognize. If you want to change that, want to learn more about our many presidents, want to know about presidential travel sites or are a teacher looking to instruct students about our presidents, you will want to check out the following ten websites about United States Presidents. They are listed in order of Alexa traffic count ratings, except for the first one that does not have a ranking but made the list due to its usefulness.


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1. Lessons on American Presidents: http://lessonsonamericanpresidents.com/

Global Alexa Rating: No Rank

Although this site does not have an Alexa rank, it should be a popular choice particularly with educators. The images found on this website came from another site which is also on this list (www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents). It goes beyond just images, however. It also has an article about each one and then gives helpful printouts and other materials that a teacher can use in the classroom. The coursework is free to use, although they are happy to accept a donation as well.


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2. Fox News Presidential Flash: http://www.foxnews.com/projects/multimedia/us_presidents/flash.html

Global Alexa Rating: 175

Fox News offers this link in their projects/multimedia section that gives a brief commentary on each of the presidents up to George W. Bush. It has not been updated since he was president so thus does not include Barack Obama. Only basic information is given along with notable events. It includes years of their term, birth date and location, death date and location (if applicable) and spouse(s) name.


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3. Lonely Planet – 50 Best US Presidential Sites: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/north-america/travel-tips-and-articles/36873

Global Alexa Rating: 1,811

This site is not about learning specifics about the presidents. Instead, it is a source for where you can find places to visit that have something presidential about them. There are items listed in each of the 50 states as well as DC. You’ll find such things as a historical home where one of the presidents grew up, visited or lived. This would be a great site to find something to do in your state or plan your next vacation around.


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4. National Park Service (NPS): http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/presidents/list_of_sites.html

Global Alexa Rating: 3,516

This site is similar to the previous listing in that it offers options for seeing presidential sites. The difference is that although the last site was organized by state, this one is organized instead by president. In this way you can find out what sites there are for each president. It goes up through George W. Bush. Each one has at least one site but some have more than one. Select a site and read more about it as well as gain knowledge about that particular president. It also gives information about how to visit the site.


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5. The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents

Global Alexa Rating: 4,067

What better source for learning about our presidents could there be than the White House website? This link goes to the presidents page with links to a page for each president up to and including Barack Obama. There are additional links on the individual page to learn about their spouse and other information is sometimes offered as well. You can also launch a slideshow of the presidents.


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6. History – U.S. Presidents: http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents

Global Alexa Rating: 5,343

This site is full of videos and other information regarding the U.S. presidents. There are presently 55 short videos covering such topics as presidential fun facts, our founding fathers, first ladies, the inauguration, the Electoral College and ones on specific presidents. The next section of the site lists each of the presidents. For each one you will find an article, videos and pictures. You can also shop for items specific to that president if available. There is a great deal of information on this website, so it is sure to be a favorite.


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7. American Presidents for Kids by Mr Nussbaum: http://mrnussbaum.com/presidents/

Global Alexa Rating: 110,107

This site is tailor-made for teaching kids about the American presidents. There are biographies, quizzes, activities and more. The fun activities include a presidents quiz, who was in office quiz, word search, U.S. bill generator, presidents on currency and a George Washington paralaugh. There are also some reading comprehension tasks on five subjects and two cloze reading tasks. The main site includes plenty of other topics in math, history, geography, science and more.


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8. The Miller Center, University of Virginia – American President: A Reference Resource: http://millercenter.org/president

Global Alexa Rating: 377,993

This website provided by The Miller Center is a grand achievement. This site gives information on presidents that many others do not. The main page for each president includes their nickname, education, religion, date of marriage, children, career, life in brief and much more. It also lists who held various offices under him during his term. There are other materials present as well such as essays and a speech archive that includes such speeches as their inaugural address, press conferences and State of the Union address. The speeches are available in written form with audio when available. The speech section is probably the best feature of the site. There is also a Presidential Classroom as a resource for students and teachers.

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9. PresidentsUSA.net: http://www.presidentsusa.net/

Global Alexa Rating: 1,744,103

This site offers a very comprehensive resource for learning about the presidents of the United States as well as more about the presidency in general. The main page includes a listing of all the presidents up through Barack Obama as well as a variety of presidential subjects. There is also a link to view a list of the vice presidents. The subjects offered are varied and interesting, such as nicknames, quotes, tax returns (includes information about presidential salaries), debates, pets of the first family, veto record and much more.

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10. Presidential Timeline: http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/#/home

Global Alexa Rating: 12,806,993

This is an interesting website if you enjoy looking at timelines. It offers a timeline accounting for 13 of our American presidents: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Each timeline includes three sections: early life and career, presidency and post-presidency. The site also includes exhibits, a gallery, various topics and a section of educational activities and resources.

After spending some time on these ten websites, you will be ready for the next round of history trivia or when the U.S. Presidents category comes up on Jeopardy! Failing that happening, you will at least be a wiser American. There is so much to learn about our presidents and knowing more about them could put you in a better place to vote for the next one.


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