The American Presidency Project

Non-profit and non-partisan, the APP is the source of presidential documents on the internet.  We are hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

164,214 Presidential and Non-Presidential Records

Simple Search of Our Archives

Today in History

May 26, 1846
James K. Polk

To the Senate of the United States:

A convention was concluded at Lima on 17th March, 1841, between the United States and the Republic of Peru, for the adjustment of claims of our citizens upon that Republic. It was stipulated by the seventh article of this convention that "it shall be ratified by the contracting parties, and the ratifications shall be exchanged within...

The American Presidency Project is the only free online searchable database including all of:

  • Donald Trump's Twitter 2015-2021

  • The Messages and Papers of the Presidents: 1789-1929

  • The Public Papers of the Presidents: since 1929

  • The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: 1977-2009

  • The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents: post-2009

Our archives also contain data related to Midterm Elections,  U.S. Party Platforms (from 1840), Statements of Administration Policy, White House Press Briefing TranscriptsPresidential Debate transcripts. Visit our Documents and Statistics to learn more.

We deeply appreciate our generous supporters!  You can join their ranks!
     Special thanks go to: 

       Sandy Otellini
       Marilyn Lee* & Harvey Schneider 
  
        (* UCSB Alumnus and UCSB Foundation Board Member)

 See all donors

Give Now

Analyses

all analyses

Presidents have been important in establishing and modifying our practices with respect to Memorial Day. 

LBJ shaking hands with Martin Luther King after signing the civil rights act.

Starting in the late 20th Century, Presidential documents show a decidedly new emphasis on recognition of a wide variety of cultural groups