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The Presidents: 1789-1825 [electronic resource]

This program covers the Constitutional Era, the period where America's Founding Fathers became the nation's first administrators. Defining points of historical consequence include the Whiskey Rebellion (George Washington), the XYZ Affair (John Adams), the Louisiana Purchase (Thomas Jefferson), the War of 1812 (James Madison), and the Monroe Doctrine (James Monroe).
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1825-1849 [electronic resource]

This program focuses on a period marked by rapid growth for the nation and contentious politics in Washington. It includes the rancid politics of the John Quincy Adams presidency; the Indian Removal Act of Andrew Jackson's presidency; the economic turmoil of Martin Van Buren's term; William Henry Harrison's death, leading to the first crisis of succession; John Tyler's expulsion from his own political party; and the Mexican War of James K. Polk's presidency.
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1849-1865 [electronic resource]

This program examines the most turbulent period in all of U.S. history: when the volatile issues of states rights and slavery propelled the nation into all-out civil war. The video highlights the rough-hewn style of Zachary Taylor, the compromising weaknesses of Millard Fillmore and Franklin Pierce, the near-treasonous administration of James Buchanan, and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln - America's first war president and the savior of the republic.
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1865-1885 [electronic resource]

This program illustrates the monumental task of reconstructing the nation after four years of civil war and a presidential assassination. Defining aspects of the period include the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, the triumphant ascendancy of Ulysses S. Grant, the backroom politics of Rutherford B. Hayes, the unfulfilled aspirations of James Garfield, and the civil service reforms of Chester A. Arthur.
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1885-1913 [electronic resource]

This program presents the American presidency of the Gilded Age, an era of unbridled economic growth that saw the completion of Manifest Destiny. It includes Grover Cleveland's two nonconsecutive terms in office, William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt's antitrust assaults on monopolies, and William Howard Taft's political estrangement from his mentor and friend, TR.
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1913-1945 [electronic resource]

This program focuses on America's emergence as a global power as it introduces Woodrow Wilson, the country's leader during World War I; Warren Harding, who watched as scandals rocked his administration; Calvin Coolidge, who ushered the U.S. to a dangerous economic precipice; Herbert Hoover, who watched the nation fall into the Great Depression; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led America out of the Depression and through World War II.
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1945-1977 [electronic resource]

This program covers the period in American history presided over by Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. Defining issues of these presidencies include the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK's assassination, the first lunar landing, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the Watergate scandal.
Online
2005
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The Presidents: 1977-2004 [electronic resource]

Running through the 2004 presidential campaign, this program examines the new world order shaped by the demise of the Soviet Union and the rise of global terrorism. The video spotlights the Iran hostage crisis of Jimmy Carter's presidency, the Iran-Contra scandal and the Strategic Defense Initiative of the Ronald Reagan administration, George H. W. Bush's Gulf War, the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal, and the 9/11 attacks, during George W. Bush's first term in office.
Online
2005