WATCH: Will ‘second-term curse’ hit Obama?

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President Obama is heading into his second term by tackling tax cuts head on. While he and his administration are laying the ground for the big plans they have for the next four years, there are many factors looming over the White House’s plans, including the fact that second-term plans have historically been derailed.

NBC News’ presidential historian Michael Beschloss joined The Rachel Maddow Show Monday night to discuss past second-term flops, and whether or not the “second-term curse” will hit Obama.

WATCH: Will 'second-term curse' hit Obama?

Updated