The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents

Season 1 Episode 4

Executive Retreat: 1865-1901

Aired Unknown Jan 16, 2013 on
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Executive Retreat: 1865-1901
America after the Civil War was a traumatized country in desperate need of leadership. The President who'd seen the nation through its most divisive conflict was dead, leaving no road map for peace. Over the next three decades, a series of weak Presidents lacked any vision for the future and showed little interest in real leadership. Each successive man took a back seat to Congress and to captains of industry--and the Presidency hit rock bottom.moreless

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