The Presidents
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1789 - 1825

Aired on Jan 18, 200544m

From George Washington, who defined the presidency, to James Monroe, the last of the Revolutionary War heroes, the office of president evolves and is tested as the fledgling United States undergoes growing pains.

From George Washington, who defined the presidency, to James Monroe, the last of the Revolutionary War heroes, the office of president evolves and is tested as the fledgling United States undergoes growing pains.

Thumbnail for episode: 1825 - 1849
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1825 - 1849

Aired on Jan 18, 200544m

America's leadership changes hands from the Founding Fathers to a new breed of Founding Sons in a period marked by rapid growth and contentious politics, including the bitterest election in U.S. history.

America's leadership changes hands from the Founding Fathers to a new breed of Founding Sons in a period marked by rapid growth and contentious politics, including the bitterest election in U.S. history.

Thumbnail for episode: 1849 - 1865
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1849 - 1865

Aired on Jan 19, 200544m

A fractious era of the presidency bookended by polar opposites Taylor and Lincoln becomes one of the most turbulent in U.S. history when the volatile issues of states' rights and slavery erupt in civil war.

A fractious era of the presidency bookended by polar opposites Taylor and Lincoln becomes one of the most turbulent in U.S. history when the volatile issues of states' rights and slavery erupt in civil war.

Thumbnail for episode: 1865 - 1885
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1865 - 1885

Aired on Jan 19, 200544m

During America's Age of Reconstruction, the ruptured nation faces the difficult task of rebuilding a union after four years of civil war and a presidential assassination.

During America's Age of Reconstruction, the ruptured nation faces the difficult task of rebuilding a union after four years of civil war and a presidential assassination.

Thumbnail for episode: 1885 - 1913
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1885 - 1913

Aired on Jan 20, 200544m

From Grover Cleveland to William Howard Taft, the Gilded Age of the American presidency features a new breed of men in the White House and a new era of unbridled economic growth.

From Grover Cleveland to William Howard Taft, the Gilded Age of the American presidency features a new breed of men in the White House and a new era of unbridled economic growth.

Thumbnail for episode: 1913 - 1945
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1913 - 1945

Aired on Jan 20, 200544m

A challenging period of U.S. history marked by financial depression and two world wars ultimately sees America's emergence as a superpower on the global stage.

A challenging period of U.S. history marked by financial depression and two world wars ultimately sees America's emergence as a superpower on the global stage.

Thumbnail for episode: 1945 - 1977
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1945 - 1977

Aired on Jan 21, 200545m

Between the dropping of the first atom bombs and the first presidential resignation, an seemingly blissful era turns into a period of total political disenfranchisement.

Between the dropping of the first atom bombs and the first presidential resignation, an seemingly blissful era turns into a period of total political disenfranchisement.

Thumbnail for episode: 1977 - Present
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1977 - Present

Aired on Jan 21, 200544m

Presidents from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush grapple with a new world order defined by the fall of the Berlin Wall and shattered by the specter of global terrorism

Presidents from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush grapple with a new world order defined by the fall of the Berlin Wall and shattered by the specter of global terrorism