Defining Moments: Presidential Decisions that Changed the Nation
(No Live Professor Q & A)
Can Be Watched Anytime on 2/21/2022
The United States has faced three great existential crises in our long history. Each time a great leader emerged to see us through. George Washington unified a fractious new nation. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union almost three generations later. Three generations after that it was Franklin Roosevelt’s turn, faced with a Great Depression and global war. Their genius and savvy saved the United States, but three generations after FDR we face profound questions about national unity, and its survival. Professor Jeffrey Engel is one of the country’s foremost experts on Presidents and their leadership styles, and he feels History may show us through – and perhaps reveal another presidential great along the way.