Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the presidentwaged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description. Each president has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.
Our Country's Presidents is packed with information about America's leaders. Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead a nation, and why John Tyler was nicknamed "His Accidency." Walk with the presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the race for space. Romp with the Garfield kids in a White House pillow fight and mourn with the nation over John K. Kennedy's assassination.
Each new edition includes a brand-new profile of the newest president and the most recent election. In-depth text and historic images combine to make this volume the definitive family reference guide to the fascinating lives of the presidents of the United States.
Ann Bausum grew up with a love of research and American history. In this book she tackled each president as its own assignment, immersing herself in reference volumes, historical documents, and period anecdotes. Finding the facts that she knows kids will love is her favorite part of research. Ann is a multi-award winning author, with awards including the Orbis Pictus Recommended List, Book Links Best Books for the Classroom, Booklist Editor's Choice Top of the List Nonfiction, Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Notable Books for Children, New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, and more. She lives in Beloit, WI.