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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 1 Ambition [electronic resource]

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First episode of a series which looks at the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
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2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 2 We Are Elected [electronic resource]

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This episode focus on Abraham and Mary Lincoln's earlier years, ending with his election to the Presidency.
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2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 4 the Dearest of All Things [electronic resource]

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With the war going badly in the east, Lincoln takes a step that changes the country forever and in doing so changes himself. On January 1, 1863, he issues the Emancipation Proclamation liberating millions of Americans from bondage. The move turns the Civil War from a conflict over union into a struggle for freedom.
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2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 3 Shattered [electronic resource]

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This program deals with Lincoln's first term as president, including the death of his son, Willie.
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2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 6 Blind With Weeping [electronic resource]

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Episode 6 deals with the end of the Civil War, Lincoln's assassination and the toll it exacted on the emotionally fragile Mary.
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2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 5 This Frightful War [electronic resource]

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Episode five begins in 1863 when it seems the war will never end.
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2005; 2001
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TR Part 1 [electronic resource]: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

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He personified America at the turn of the last century--confident, exuberant, involving--but suffered from hidden demons. He was Teddy Roosevelt, or TR, heroic figure of boundless energy and bleak emotions. Family letters and diaries, authentic film footage and interviews with family members and others profile an ambitious man: fearless in combat, loving and generous with family, and unafraid to take on powerful financial interests.
Online
2005; 1996
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TR Part 2 [electronic resource]: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

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Roosevelt became President of the United States when William McKinley was assassinated. He used office as a "bully pulpit" to correct what he perceived as the wrongs of American society. His first battle was to break of the large business trusts, first targeting the railroads. He broke up the railroad trust after many court battles. Next he sided with labor who was fighting for better working conditions and wages in a threatened coal mining strike in 1902. He expanded the power of the nation throughout the world by enlarging the naval fleet, monitored Latin America to prevent European Imperialism, and negotiated with Panama for the construction of the Panama Canal. He was elected for a second term as President of the U.S. in 1904.
Online
2005; 1996
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Ulysses S. Grant: Part 1 the Warrior [electronic resource]

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This episode follows U.S. Grant's life from his frontier childhood through the victorious end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's subsequent assassination, including: Grant's duty in the US-Mexican War; his marriage and posting to the Pacific Northwest; resignation from the army; continued business failures; troubled re-commissioning into the Army and rapid advancement as the Civil War expanded; and his exceptional generalship during the that led to the final defeat of the Confederacy; and Lincoln's assassination that left Grant feeling responsible for taking up Lincoln's part in creating a last peace.
Online
2005; 2002
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Ulysses S. Grant: Part 2 the President [electronic resource]

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During the immediate post-war years, racial rioting became commonplace. President Andrew Johnson fanned the flames with his racist rhetoric and pardons for former Confederates, leading to his impeachment. Grant's feelings about the former slaves changed during this time: he now believed that American freedoms be extended to African Americans as well. He responded to calls to run for president and was easily elected. The country was struggling with Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, and forming a workable Indian policy. Grant mistakenly trusted people who brought scandal and failure to his presidency. After leaving office, Grant's financial fortunes rose and then fell. Grant spent his last days suffering from throat cancer and writing his memoirs, which restored his family's f [...]
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2005; 2002
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Woodrow Wilson: Part 1 a Passionate Man [electronic resource]

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He was a gifted orator who was supremely confident before crowds, yet awkward in small groups. An emotionally complex man, he craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. This miniseries explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's greatest presidents. Woodrow Wilson's life was shaped by great conflicts: the Civil War which he lived through as a child and World War I into which he reluctantly led America as president. The second conflict ultimately claimed him as a victim. While campaigning for his far-sighted League of Nations, he suffered a paralyzing stroke from which he never fully recovered. The [...]
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2005; 2002
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Woodrow Wilson: Part 2 the Redemption of the World

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He was a gifted orator who was supremely confident before crowds, yet awkward in small groups. An emotionally complex man, he craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. This miniseries explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's greatest presidents. Woodrow Wilson's life was shaped by great conflicts: the Civil War which he lived through as a child and World War I into which he reluctantly led America as president. The second conflict ultimately claimed him as a victim. While campaigning for his far-sighted League of Nations, he suffered a paralyzing stroke from which he never fully recovered. The [...]
Online
2005; 2002
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The American President: Episode 2 Happenstance [electronic resource]

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Nearly one in five American presidents has died in office. The vice presidents who succeeded them were often chosen because of their electoral advantage rather than their equality to the office of president. This episode profiles John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur and Harry Truman.
Online
2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 1 Family Ties [electronic resource]

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The Founding Fathers had fought a war to rid themselves of a king. Yet, power inevitably passes from generation to generation. Several families have returned to the White House, with both the blessings and the curses of inherited power. This episode profiles John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Harrison, FDR and JFK.
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2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 3 an Independent Cast of Mind [electronic resource]

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Is an independent cast of mind the best approach to the presidency? Four men pursued a course to be presidents without being politicians. All had difficult presidencies. This episode profiles John Adams, Zachary Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes and Jimmy Carter.
Online
2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 5 the American Way [electronic resource]

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No one is better positioned to express the idea that American national identity is less a condition than an idea than the President. There is an expectation that presidents will bring to the office a particularly strong sense of national mission. This episode profiles Thomas Jefferson, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan.
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2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 4 the Professional Politician [electronic resource]

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At our nation's beginning, participation in political affairs was considered an honor and a duty, not a way of life. But by the 19th century, professional politicians were finding their way to the White House. This episode profiles Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln and LBJ.
Online
2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 7 the Heroic Posture [electronic resource]

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The presidential office has always beckoned to national heroes renowned for their selfless service to their country, especially men of military fame. This episode profiles George Washington, William Henry Harrison, U.S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower.
Online
2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 6 the World Stage [electronic resource]

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The president's greatest responsibility is representing the nation on the world stage. From the very beginning, securing a stable world in which American interests can be defended and asserted has been a basic part of the presidency. This episode profiles James Monroe, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson and George Bush.
Online
2005; 2000
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The American President: Episode 8 Compromise Choices [electronic resource]

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With the rise of political parties came political compromise. Many nominees were selected because they were less offensive to some voters than those who might have been the better candidates. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. This episode profiles Franklin Pierce, James Garfield, Warren Harding and Gerald Ford.
Online
2005; 2000