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Would you trust these leaders with the nuclear codes? Find out more about America's commanders in chief. Inside the Presidency is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on January 16, 2006.Where do I stream Inside the Presidency online? Inside the Presidency is available for streaming on HISTORY Vault, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inside the Presidency on demand at Amazon Prime, Vudu online.

1 Season, 36 Episodes
January 16, 2006
Documentary & Biography
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  • Explore the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father, including the political and financial institutions he helped to create and why Hamilton's enormous influence still resonates today.

  • The swagger. The ego. The wealth. The hair. How a kid from Queens took NYC by storm, survived marriages and businesses, and reinvented himself as one of America's preeminent cultural icons.

  • HISTORY remembers George H.W. Bush's wartime experiences, including his service as one of the U.S. Navy's youngest pilots and the downing of his Avenger aircraft by the Japanese and rescue from the waters of the Pacific by submarine.

  • The swagger. The outrageous pronouncements. The ego. The wealth. The hair. This is the story of how Donald John Trump became "The Donald," and how a kid from Queens became the 45th president of the United States.

  • What does it take to transition the most powerful office in the world? Get an inside look at the hand-over process from election to inauguration and its key milestones.

  • President Barack Obama offers a firsthand account of his time in office: his successes, his failures, his unfinished business, and what he hopes will be his legacy.

  • Who was Ronald Reagan and what made him tick? From his impoverished childhood and Hollywood stardom to his ultimate role as Commander in Chief, discover how the events of his life informed the man and shaped a president.

  • The triumphs of Richard Nixon's presidency were overshadowed by a scandal that forced his resignation. Learn more about the driven but flawed 37th president from those who worked closest to him.

  • From the construction of the Panama Canal to his extraordinary commitment to preserving the environment, Teddy Roosevelt used his bully pulpit to engineer a series of radical departures from established U.S. policies.

  • President Teddy Roosevelt tested and extended the limits of the White House like no other before him or since, from battling with captains of industry and their corporate trusts to mediating the Russo-Japanese War.

  • Teddy Roosevelt overcame debilitating asthma, lived through a war, and succeeded an assassinated president by the age of 42. President George W. Bush introduces this look at one of America's most beloved presidents.

  • Historian David Eisenbach uncovers little-known details about the life of John F. Kennedy: He was a courier in Nazi Germany, a body builder, and a man addicted to danger.

  • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were Washington's first couple with a New Deal. But historian and author David Eisenbach reveals that the Roosevelts' marriage was a political arrangement of epic proportions.

  • From dissecting the shape of the Oval Office to uncovering why a brothel once operated on White House grounds, Washington, D.C. native Henry Rollins uncovers the most thought-provoking details about the Executive Mansion.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Part 2 sees pockets of discontent grow as patriots argue among themselves at meetings of the First and Second Continental Congress.

  • 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.

  • Part 1 of a documentary series presenting the flesh-and-blood men behind early American legends examines the political agitation of the early 1770s and how a group of loyal British citizens was driven to commit treason

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The presidency is burdened by the personal failings of the men who occupied the office and by a Congress determined to reassert its power. The Cold War ends but global terror networks rise to present a more complicated threat.

  • America emerges as a superpower. The Cold War presents the nation with nuclear annihilation. The struggle against the spread of communism abroad, and the corrosive effects of inequality at home, demands a steadfast leader.

  • Since the end of the Civil War, Congress and the deep pockets of Big Industry have dictated the course for the nation, but one president fights for the common man, just as a grisly international fight begins.

  • The Civil War ends and America desperately needs leadership. The president who'd seen the nation through its most divisive conflict is dead, leaving no road map for peace.

  • America by the mid-1800s is triple its original size thanks to bold but controversial decisions by presidents such as Jefferson, Jackson, and Polk. But the question of slavery must be addressed.

  • The era of the Founding Fathers coming to an end. Over the next 25 years, six presidents will reflect the country's sometimes uneasy transition from old traditions to an expansion of land, influence, and opportunity.

  • The United States of America is a bold invention of enormous risk. This democracy in a world ruled by kings and emperors is a new experiment with three branches.

  • Though Eisenhower and Kennedy charted its course, the Vietnam War quickly became known as Lyndon Johnson's war. Hear phone conversations that reveal his inner torment over the conflict that would become his unwanted legacy.

  • Years after the assassination of JFK, Americans still can't agree on what happened on November 22, 1963. Leading experts explore the many theories of who did it and why.

  • Moments after the President of the United States is sworn into office, he gains access to the "Nuclear Football," a briefcase that contains the most volatile top-secret information in the world: America's nuclear launch codes.

  • Thomas Jefferson is the most researched, most written about, most referenced, and most quoted of our Founding Fathers. And yet, somehow, he remains the most stubbornly inscrutable.

  • Discover what makes Air Force One faster, more secure, more comfortable, and more capable than any other comparable plane.

  • Andrew Jackson was the first "common-man" President. Orphaned at 14, he became a lawyer with no formal education, an Army General with no military experience, and President with no fortune. But his legacy is complicated.

  • Was Abraham Lincoln's lifelong anguish the driving force behind his ultimate transcendence to America's most beloved President? Award-winning director Vikram Jayanti takes a look through Lincoln's eyes on his last day.

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