Learn how leadership during times of great challenge has both propelled—and sometimes set back—the United States with these eight episodes of the ‘The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents’ and the two-part special ‘Presidents at War.’ Use our study guides to develop discussion, and check out short videos and text stories to answer common questions. For more quality history videos, get a free, extended trial of HISTORY Vault, with 2000+ hours of commercial-free, premium content including documentaries, series and specials.
'The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents' explores the lives, decisions and unique contributions of the men who have served as U.S. President.
'Presidents at War' tells the story of World War II through the experiences of eight remarkable men who served both on the battlefield and in the Oval Office.
At a time when many white politicians wanted to compromise on slavery, Abraham Lincoln said that wasn't possible.
Before the 22nd Amendment, presidents could run for more than two terms—but only FDR managed to win more than two consecutive elections.
Harry S. Truman’s unexpected election victory over Thomas Dewey was forever imprinted in history, thanks in part to a famous photo.
These are the steps that brought the United States and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war in 1962.
The Emancipation Proclamation refocused the purpose of the Civil War to address the issue of slavery.
Lyndon Johnson's presidency is remembered in part for his handling of the Vietnam War, but he also advanced civil rights and equality throughout the nation.
Why do Democrats rally around donkeys? It all started with an insult when Republicans said Democrat Andrew Jackson’s populist message was for 'jackasses.'