A President's Vision

An innovative suite of U.S. history curriculum materials, A President's Vision examines the aspirations of notable U.S. presidents and the programs and initiatives that advanced each man’s vision.

The centerpiece of the program is a series of seven posters examining the vision that shaped the presidencies of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Johnson, and Reagan. In November 2012, Humanities Texas sent a complete set of these posters to the librarian at every accredited secondary school in the state, and to every Texas public library.

Online resources include a rich set of curriculum materials and primary sources from the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and other repositories, all of which help students see each presidency within the broader context of U.S. history.

1st President
April 30, 1789–March 4, 1797

small square portrait

3rd President
March 4, 1801–March 4, 1809 

16th President
March 4, 1861–April 15, 1865 

26th President
Sept. 14, 1901–March 4, 1909 

32nd President
March 4, 1933–April 12, 1945

36th President
Nov. 22, 1963–Jan. 20, 1969 

40th president
Jan. 20, 1981–Jan. 20, 1989

Teacher's Guide

This guide introduces teachers to the President's Vision posters and related instructional materials.

2013–14 Student Poster Contest

The winners of our 2013–2014 student poster contest have been announced!

Light T. Cummins President's Vision Workshop
Former State Historian of Texas Light T. Cummins (Austin College) examines A President's Vision posters with teachers at one of our 2010 workshops.