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American Presidents, The

Revolution and the New Nation & Expansion and Reform (#101)

This episode includes short-form biographies of the first 11 U.S. presidents—beginning with George Washington and the birth of a nation to the "dark horse" James Polk. The educational bonus feature "The Making of the Presidency" explores how and why the United States selected presidency over monarchy. [51 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This series provides a fresh and relevant narrative (developed with the former producer of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report") about the men who led this country through change—from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.

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