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Our Country's Presidents [SCM]

A great reference book that preserves the dignity of the office of President while still including interesting facts. The official portraits and additional illustrations and photographs with captions help make history come alive. Use along with your history readings to link the various Presidents with the events that occurred during their administrations. This version includes a bonus section in the back, highlighting the First Ladies.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
1426310897
Print Status
In Print
Chapters
70
Pages
216
Suggested Grades
1st - 12th
Geographical Setting
United States
Historical Setting
1789 - 2009
Publisher
National Geographic Children's Books
Edition
Updated
Copyright
2009

Chapters

  • 1 The Presidency and How it Grew
  • 2 George Washington
  • 3 John Adams
  • 4 The White House: The Building and its History
  • 5 Thomas Jefferson
  • 6 James Madison
  • 7 The Powers of the President: The Executive Branch in Government
  • 8 James Monroe
  • 9 John Quincy Adams
  • 10 White House Traditions: Easter Eggs, State Dinners, and Presidential Portraits
  • 11 Andrew Jackson
  • 12 From Sea to Shining Sea
  • 13 Martin Van Buren
  • 14 William Henry Harrison
  • 15 John Tyler
  • 16 The Vice Presidents: Leaders Just a Heartbeat Away
  • 17 James K. Polk
  • 18 We Want to Vote! Battles for the Ballot
  • 19 Zachary Taylor
  • 20 Millard Fillmore
  • 21 Pathways to the Presidency: Campaign Strategies and Party Politics
  • 22 Franklin Pierce
  • 23 James Buchanan
  • 24 A New Birth of Freedom
  • 25 Abraham Lincoln
  • 26 Andrew Johnson
  • 27 U.S. Political Parties: The Two-Party System
  • 28 Ulysses S. Grant
  • 29 Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 30 Presidential Landmarks: From Log Cabins to Libraries
  • 31 James A. Garfield
  • 32 Chester A. Arthur
  • 33 Grover Cleveland
  • 34 Presidential Facts and Comparisons: A Look at the Stats
  • 35 Benjamin Harrison
  • 36 America Takes Center Stage
  • 37 William McKinley
  • 38 Theodore Roosevelt
  • 39 Kids in the White House: At Home in the Spotlight
  • 40 William Howard Taft
  • 41 Presidents and the Supreme Court: A Legacy that Lasts
  • 42 Woodrow Wilson
  • 43 Presidents at War: Serving as the Commander In Chief
  • 44 Warren G. Harding
  • 45 Calvin Coolidge
  • 46 Dear Mr. President: Swapping Letters with the Chief Executive
  • 47 Herbert Hoover
  • 48 Seeking Stability In the Atomic Age
  • 49 Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 50 The First Ladies: Partners, Hostesses, and Advocates
  • 51 Harry S. Truman
  • 52 Pollsters and Polling: Sizing Up Public Opinion
  • 53 Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 54 John F. Kennedy
  • 55 Presidents Who Died In Office: THe Mysterious 20-Year Curse
  • 56 Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 57 Richard Nixon
  • 58 Gerald R. Ford
  • 59 The Electoral College: Gatekeepers of the Presidency
  • 60 Jimmy Carter
  • 61 Footprints on the Global Frontier
  • 62 Ronald Reagan
  • 63 George Bush
  • 64 In the President's Shadow: Security, the Media, and Presidential Perks
  • 65 Bill Clinton
  • 66 George W. Bush
  • 67 Election 2012: Victory in a Divided Nation
  • 68 Barack Obama
  • 69 Former Presidents: Serving as Elder Statesmen
  • 70 Chart of Presidential Election Results

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