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    • Martin Van Buren

    • By: Michael J. Gerhardt
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President Martin Van Buren, a Jacksonian Democrat, did his best to project a strong executive image, like that of his predecessor. However, the Panic of 1837 crippled Van Buren’s economic plan. His effort to influence the courts in the Amistad case—involving a group of Africans who had staged a revolt from their Spanish captors on the high seas—only fueled his abolitionist opponents.

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    • Barack Obama

    • By: Michael J. Gerhardt
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President Barack Obama, the first African American chief executive in the history of the United States, inspired millions of people to believe in his mes­sage of hope. His administration’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, came under persistent attacks as he sought to implement sweeping health-care reform. The Obama administration exercised executive powers aggressively - refusing to deport many undocumented immigrants who had entered the country as children.

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