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Impeachment President and Congress The President President's Job, Part I President's Job, Part II President's Cabinet President Has Fun

The President's Job, Part I

American Presidency Game Show Quiz
Remember the achievements and roles of some of America’s presidents by taking this game show quiz.

Analyzing State of the Union Messages
Teaching Unit - This unit is designed as a list of ways to use Truman's State of the Union Messages creatively.

Comparing Newspaper and Television Reports on the State of the Union Address

Lesson Plan - Compare and contrast the methods used by both newspaper and television media in covering the same news story. You will examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then appraise how a newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event.

Help Wanted
What characteristics should a good candidate for president possess? What schooling and work experience are required? What are the demands of the job? Use the printable worksheet to write help wanted ads that describe the position of president of the United States.

Political Browser-Based Game and Economic Simulation
This browser-based political game lets you take the reigns of your own, realistically simulated state.  You will be asked to weigh in on various matters of state, and you will face a number of choices.  Any decision you make will have ramifications for the well-being of your virtual populace! In addition, you will be able to form alliances with other countries, initiate reforms, and adjust the budget. 

This is a highly realistic and complex economic simulation that squares you off against other state leaders and puts your political and financial abilities to the test.  Beware, running a country is not as easy as you might think. If you don’t measure up, you could find yourself out-of-office pretty soon!

In this multiplayer online game you will experience politics and economics in an informative, thrilling, and entertaining way! Lead your people to fortune and prosperity or secure your power with an iron fist!  You only need Internet access for this browser-based online game.  It is completely free in the basic version.  For registration only a valid email address is necessary.

President for a Day
Lesson Plan - Learn general information about the duties of the president of the United States. Create a schedule for one day as president. If you were president of the United States for a day, what would you do and what would your day be like?

The President Has Many Roles
Hands-on presidential activity.

Presidential Powers
Lesson Plan - Study the section of the Constitution that refers to the executive branch and write a proposal for a new power for the president of the United States.

The President's Seal: A Symbol of Presidential Roles
The seal of the president contains objets that represent some of the president's roles. Explore the symbols on the seal, color the seal, and create a new presidential seal. Click on "The Presidential Seal."

The State of the Union Address
Lesson Plan - Learn about the nature and purpose of the President's State of the Union message. Using George Washington's first message and Bill Clinton's most recent, the unit shows how the State of the Union message involves Congress.

USA Out of Debt
See if you can get the USA out of debt, or at least make it until the year 2031. The game starts in 2010 with current economic conditions and broadly models the overall economy. Do you have what it takes to navigate your way out of Debt?

This is a fictional simulation that very roughly models the US Economy. You are free to use both liberal and conservative ideas to try and reduce the debt. Good Luck!

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President Harry S. Truman revealed that the United States had a hydrogen bomb in his last State of the Union speech.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam

Word Spy
Word Spy

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