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.

160,237 Presidential and Non-Presidential Records

Simple Search of Our Archives

Today in History

November 30, 1837
Martin van Buren

To the Senate of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 13th of October last, relative to claims of citizens of the United States on the Government of the Mexican Republic, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State and the documents by which it was accompanied.


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


all analyses

Eisenhower ceremonial meeting with Thanksgiving Turkey

Three questions for any Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation:

  1. Does it refer to God or a Supreme Being?  2. Does it recount Thanksgiving history? Include American Indians?  3. What reasons are given for giving thanks?
Biden giving orders.

A close look at the data suggest that President Biden's use of executive discretion is not especially aggressive.