Synopsis by Alice Day
In the early days of America's history, politics played a role in presidential elections, but in order to attain the highest office, a candidate did not have to be an astute politician. This changed as time passed, and before long, those who could be called professional politicians made their way to Washington, DC, and the White House. The American President: The Professional Politician takes a look at a few of those politicians who became president, including Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, and Lyndon B. Johnson, showing how their attitudes shaped their presidencies.
President, politician, political-power, politics, US-government, US-Presidents, legacy