America 101: Why Is the Presidency a Family Affair?

Lara Spencer breaks down how presidential politics can sometimes feel like a family reunion.
1:29 | 10/18/16

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Yeah. There are an elite number of families who adding major impact on the highest office in the land. From founding father president John Adams and his son John Quincy to the bush camp however these aren't the only damage to make the presidency of damning fans. Harrison and and the families of Virginia. Their family tree includes a signer of the declaration of independence a governor as well as two presidents William Henry Harrison. And grandson that's. Then over the residence. Teddy was one of the most beloved presidents his Nissan or kept it all in the family when she married distant cousin Franklin Delano or. Went on to become America's 32 commander in chief. But not all dynasties are meant to Beatty. President William Howard Taft son Robert tried and failed not once but the retailer to become presidents. Robert Kennedy served as his brother's attorney general and the sex. Shooting 68 until he was assassinated. Bobby Kennedy clan count one president's recent. Congressman among their ranks the founding fathers insisted that power should come from balance not birth. A little name recognition. Heavy helping of political experience. And a dash of nepotism. Has helped dynasties brought in America.

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