Miller Center

Historical Presidency

The 2016 Historical Presidency series will examine the transition from the campaign trail to the Oval Office and executive leadership during a president’s crucial first year. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

2/1/2017 The Executive Power to Amend the Constitution - Historical Presidency
Saikrishna Prakash

11/14/2016 Barack Obama and the 2008 Election - Historical Presidency
Thomas Sugrue

10/18/2016 The ‘War Room’ Comes to Washington: Clinton’s First Year - Historical Presidency
Margaret O'Mara

4/5/2016 From Rhetoric to Reality: JFK’s First Year on the New Frontier - Historical Presidency
Barbara Perry

1/21/2016 Thomas Jefferson’s Electoral Revolution of 1800 - Historical Presidency
Alan Taylor

12/2/2015 The Reagan Paradox: How the 40th President Baffles His Biographers - Historical Presidency
Thomas Blanton

10/27/2015 ‘What’s it worth to this country’: LBJ and the Agony of Vietnam - Historical Presidency
Fredrik Logevall

9/18/2015 Franklin D. Roosevelt: An American Life in the ‘American Century’ - Historical Presidency
David M. Kennedy

4/21/2015 Commander in Chief: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Leadership in World War II - Historical Presidency
Mark Stoler

3/3/2015 Herbert Hoover versus the Great Depression - Historical Presidency
George H. Nash

1/15/2015 Woodrow Wilson in War and Peace: 1917-1920 - Historical Presidency
Margaret MacMillan

12/2/2014 Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Union - Historical Presidency
Gary W. Gallagher, Peter Onuf

10/28/2014 Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment and the Legacy of the Civil War - Historical Presidency
Elizabeth R. Varon

4/16/2014 James Madison and the Brink of National Ruin - Historical Presidency
Alan Taylor

3/19/2014 U.S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction - Historical Presidency
Joan Waugh

11/8/2013 Andrew Jackson and the Troubled Birth of Democracy - Historical Presidency
Henry William Brands

10/16/2013 James Knox Polk and the War with Mexico - Historical Presidency
Daniel Walker Howe

9/18/2013 Lincoln and Davis: War Presidents - Historical Presidency
Gary W. Gallagher, James M. McPherson