Along with Doug Stamper (Francis' chief of staff), his wife Claire Underwood, and publicist Seth Grayson, he gradually began to get revenge for being snubbed as Secretary of State by President Martinez and eventually manipulated his way to becoming the 49th Vice President and after a time, the 46th and current President of the United States.
As President, Underwood initiated the America Works program, which lasted for several months until it was defunded by Congress. Underwood also negotiated with Russian President Viktor Petrov to relinquish his hold on the Jordan Valley, by negotiating Claire's resignation as U.N. Ambassador. Underwood has also passed a Gun Control Bill, which was inspired after his assassination attempt in March 2016.
In the 2016 presidential election, he and his wife and running mate Claire ran against Republican challenger Will Conway and his running mate Ted Brockhart. Although neither candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Underwood would go on to win new elections in Ohio. He was sworn in to his second term on February 17, 2017.
Underwood's second term, however, was riddled with scandal. He and his administration was investigated by the Declaration of War committee, which led him to resign the presidency on March 15, 2017.
House of Cards (First appearance)
Cory in the House (Simultaneous appearance with House of Cards)
Fred: Traveling Warrior (Mentioned in TV broadcast only)