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Civil War to Great Depression Presidents
Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
The 16th President of the United States.
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Johnson Takes Oath of Office Aboard Air Force One
Johnson Takes Oath of Office Aboard Air Force OneVideo Clip (0:34)
Video Clip (0:34)
Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president of the United States aboard Air Force One before the plane leaves Dallas for Washington, D.C.
Presidential Fun Facts
Presidential Fun FactsVideo Clip (1:21)
Video Clip (1:21)
The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln Issues the Emancipation ProclamationVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Emancipation Proclamation refocuses the purpose of the Civil War to address the issue of slavery.
Minorities in Politics
Minorities in PoliticsVideo Clip (2:43)
Video Clip (2:43)
In this video of Path to the Podium, minorities in politics are discussed. The first of their races in political positions, and their importance to our society. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Barack Obama, this clip includes a wide variety.
The Success of Abraham Lincoln
The Success of Abraham LincolnVideo Clip (3:48)
Video Clip (3:48)
Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success.
Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency
Ulysses S. Grant's PresidencyVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
General Ulysses S. Grant parlayed his celebrity after the Civil War into a successful bid for the presidency.
Grant's Troubled Presidency
Grant's Troubled PresidencyVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
Grant's presidency was marred by political scandal, clashes with Native Americans and continued violence throughout the Reconstruction South.
Lincoln: An American Icon
Lincoln: An American IconVideo Clip (1:23)
Video Clip (1:23)
How did the Civil War transform Lincoln's political philosophy and make his presidency one of the most iconic in history?
The Gettysburg Address: A New Declaration of Independence
The Gettysburg Address: A New Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (1:45)
Video Clip (1:45)
After the carnage at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to achieving freedom for all.
Lincoln's DepressionVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
Abraham Lincoln was plagued by bouts of melancholy and depression throughout his life.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural AddressAudio Clip (3:39)
Audio Clip (3:39)
On March 3, 1933, the newly elected president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, promises a country battered by the Great Depression a renewed prosperity, setting forth plans to put the government to work.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Accepts Fourth Term Nomination
Franklin D. Roosevelt Accepts Fourth Term NominationAudio Clip (2:08)
Audio Clip (2:08)
Broadcast from a Pacific coast naval base to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on July 20, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt accepts his party’s nomination for an unprecedented fourth presidential bid and speaks about postwar preparations now that victory is close at hand.
Johnson Introduces "Great Society"
Johnson Introduces "Great Society"Audio Clip (2:54)
Audio Clip (2:54)
In a speech presented at the University of Michigan on May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson outlines his vision of a "Great Society," which includes the ideas that will later become programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Head Start.
Roosevelt Elected to Third Term
Roosevelt Elected to Third TermAudio Clip (1:30)
Audio Clip (1:30)
From WGN Chicago on November 7, 1940, news reporter Fulton Lewis Jr. details the historic third-term election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as president of the United States.
Truman's Inaugural Address
Truman's Inaugural AddressAudio Clip (1:57)
Audio Clip (1:57)
On January 20, 1949, beginning his second term, President Harry Truman denounces communism and presents a program for peace in his inaugural address.
The Eisenhower Doctrine
The Eisenhower DoctrineAudio Clip (1:01)
Audio Clip (1:01)
In order to suppress growing Soviet influence in the Middle East following the Suez Crisis of 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appears before a joint session of Congress on January 5, 1957, to present a policy that will become known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. It holds that the United States would be authorized to provide military assistance "to secure and protect the territorial integrity" of any nations threatened by international communism.
Eisenhower's Inaugural Address
Eisenhower's Inaugural AddressAudio Clip (5:51)
Audio Clip (5:51)
When Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953, his inaugural address lays out a nine-point plan for achieving world peace.
Obama's Inaugural Address
Obama's Inaugural AddressAudio Clip (2:16)
Audio Clip (2:16)
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and the nation's first African-American president. In his inaugural address, he reminds Americans that he is taking office "in the midst of crisis" but offers hope in meeting the challenge.
Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock Crisis
Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock CrisisAudio Clip (2:10)
Audio Clip (2:10)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is forced to take action when nine African-American students are prevented from entering Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In a broadcast to the nation on September 24, 1957, the president explains his decision to order Federal troops to Little Rock to ensure that the students are allowed access to the school, as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Lyndon Johnson Signs Voting Rights Act
Lyndon Johnson Signs Voting Rights ActAudio Clip (4:41)
Audio Clip (4:41)
On August 6, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law. In a speech delivered at the signing ceremony, Johnson describes the historic day as a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory won on any battlefield.
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