60-Second Presidents


  • Chester A. Arthur | 60-Second Presidents

    Chester A. Arthur got on the Republican ballot for his Stalwart views. Find out how his presidency turned out when he pulled a switcharoo and took a Moderate stance.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Grover Cleveland | 60-Second Presidents

    Grover Cleveland was the first president in several decades to push back against Congress. Find out how he used vetoes to regain presidential power and clean up corruption in Washington.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Benjamin Harrison | 60-Second Presidents

    Following in his grandfather's footsteps, Benjamin Harrison became president, but for much longer than 32 days. Find out about his successful international policies, and economy-damaging domestic policies.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Grover Cleveland | 60-Second Presidents

    Grover Cleveland's second presidential run was a lot less successful than his first. Take a look at how he handled economic depression, a railroad strike, and a divided Democratic party.
    Grades: 4-12
  • William McKinley | 60-Second Presidents

    William McKinley played a major role in building the U.S. into a global superpower. Let's review how he did it, from the Spanish American War to the annexation of Hawaii.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Theodore Roosevelt | 60-Second Presidents

    Theodore Roosevelt stepped into the presidency after William McKinley was assassinated. See how he moved the country forward through his Square Deal, the construction of the Panama Canal, and his willingness to use his presidential powers.

    Grades: 4-12
  • William Howard Taft | 60-Second Presidents

    William Howard Taft started and ended his career in the judicial system. Find out how his background in law affected his policies and turned Progressives against him.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Woodrow Wilson | 60-Second Presidents

    Woodrow Wilson was a progressive-minded president. Learn about his domestic policies during his first term and his reaction to WWI during his second.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Warren G. Harding | 60-Second Presidents

    Warren G. Harding appealed to the nation's desire for a "return to normalcy." Take a look back on his attempt to do so, and the anxiety and scandal that came along with it.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Calvin Coolidge | 60-Second Presidents

    Succeeding the late President Harding, Calvin Coolidge took over the presidency in the midst of the Roaring Twenties. Find out how his policies preserved prosperity from businesses, but also led to the resulting stock market crash.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Herbert Hoover | 60-Second Presidents

    Herbert Hoover was a great organizer but a terrible politician. Check out why his presidency was marked with paralysis during repeated setbacks and overwhelming financial problems.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt | 60-Second Presidents

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the leader of the free world. Ushering the nation out of the Great Depression and into the WWII meant that FDR's presidency was far from boring. Find out what made him so exciting!

    Grades: 4-12
  • Harry S. Truman | 60-Second Presidents

    Harry S. Truman ended wars and started them. At the time he left office he was widely disliked, but check out this video to see why he's remembered as one of the most important presidents.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower | 60-Second Presidents

    "I Like Ike" was the rallying cry for those who supported Dwight D. Eisenhower. And looking at his presidential accomplishments, it isn't hard to see why. Check out the video to see if you like Ike too!
    Grades: 4-12
  • John F. Kennedy | 60-Second Presidents

    John F. Kennedy led two lives, the "idealist" and the "actual." His assassination made him a martyr, obsurring from memory his missteps in foreign affairs and highlighting his domestic acts like founding the Peace Corps.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Lyndon B. Johnson | 60-Second Presidents

    Lydon B. Johnson used the power of the presidential seat to its full potential. Check out the video to see the ful list of his accomplishments, as well as what tarnished his presidency at the end.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Richard Nixon | 60-Second Presidents

    Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon is a hard president to nail down. He helped usher troops out of Vietnam, but check out the video to see what made him so devisive back home!
    Grades: 4-12
  • Gerald Ford | 60-Second Presidents

    Gerald Ford's presidency was marked more by the actions of Johnson and Nixon. Check out how he handled matters at home and how the media painted him in light of his actions.
    Grades: 4-12
  • Jimmy Carter | 60-Second Presidents

    Jimmy Carter was a political outsider, which gave him a unique place in the executive branch. Though his presidency was unexciting, he was later awarded with a Nobel Prize for his efforts abroad.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Ronald Reagan | 60-Second Presidents

    Ronald Reagan's magnetic personality made him immensely likeable as a public persona, which he used as a way to inspire the nation to rally against the Soviet Union. Let's take a look at how else he wielded that power domestically!

    Grades: 4-12