This November, Humanities Texas provided every secondary school and public library in Texas with a set of A President's Vision posters. An innovative suite of U.S. history curriculum materials, the A President's Vision series examines the aspirations of seven 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 George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. The posters feature narrative text along with images and quotations that illustrate each president's time in office and view of his role.

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. An online teacher's guide introduces teachers to the posters and related instructional materials, and includes suggestions for their use in the classroom. Full-size, high resolution versions of the posters are also available for download. The A President's Vision posters received funding from the We the People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Whether you are a teacher, a student, or a lifelong learner, we hope that you will enjoy these posters and curricular materials.

Ronald Reagan poster from A President's Vision.
Former State Historian Light T. Cummins (Austin College) examines A President's Vision posters with teachers during the "Shaping the American Republic to 1877" institute held at Texas Christian University in 2010.