American Presidents Videos

U.S. Presidents have varying backgrounds and political persuasions. Only one was unanimously elected. They can have little or lasting influence. These stories are about individuals with the power to make a difference at home and abroad.

Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

Alice Paul and Lucy Burns work hard to build their Congressional Committee.

Protesting the treatment of women, and still advocating for women's suffrage by reminding President Wilson of his own words (applied in a different co...

On the 14th of April, 1865, President Lincoln and his wife attended a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington.  Earlier that day, John Wilkes...

The "WHITE HOUSE TOUR," with Mrs.

On the 30th of March, 1981, John Hinckley fired shots at President Reagan grievously wounding both Reagan and Jim Brady, his press secretary.

On the 4th of June, 2009, President Barack Obama gave a speech at Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt.

The Bag of Pigs invasion - known as "A Perfect Failure" - may seem foolhardy today, but it must be viewed in its historical context.

A military operation in Mogadishu, Somalia, goes terribly wrong when people on the ground shoot-down two Black Hawk helicopters. Thereafter a street b...

When president-elect Woodrow Wilson arrives in Washington, for his inauguration, he wonders where the crowds are.

Forty-seven years after the death of President Kennedy, Gerald Blaine (a former Secret Service agent assigned to the White House Detail) and Clint Hil...

Clint Hill was Mrs. Kennedy's secret service agent on November 22, 1963.

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