Whether a trip to the movie theater for a viewing of Lincoln has left you more interested in the U.S. Presidents, or you're looking to brush up on your presidential trivia ahead of February when the U.S. Presidents are more prominently celebrated, History is offering you the opportunity to do just that with The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents, which premieres next week.
In the week leading up to the 2013 Presidential inauguration, History is set to air the 8-part series The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents, which looks at the forty-three men who held office over the course of our nation's history. In addition to looking at the past presidents, the special will also explore how the Office of the Presidency has evolved over the years…
When George Washington was elected, no one knew what a President was. There was no title, no policy, and no code of behavior for a Chief Executive. So everything he did – from selecting a Cabinet to determining where the Capitol should be to creating an Oval Office and a White House – set precedents for the nation’s future.
The special will features interviews with historians and past administration officials, who will provide some commentary on the past Presidents and the Office in general. The video below focuses on Abraham Lincoln, and offers some interesting insights into his sense of humor and the way he told stories with morals worked into them.
The preview gives us an idea of how the special is formatted, using visuals and historian commentary to engage us, not only by discussing the impact they had on U.S. history but also what they were like.
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents premiers Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m. on History.