Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents by Ken BurnsA gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns.
This special treasury from Americas beloved documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life for our nations children. Each president is given a lushly illustrated spread with curated stories and information to give readers of all ages a comprehensive view of the varied and fascinating characters who have led our nation (with the exception of Grover Cleveland--the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms--who gets two spreads!). A must-have for Kens many fans, classrooms, and anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for our country.
The Presidents of the United States of America
44 Presidents, 44 Facts You Probably Didn't Know
The first President of the United States was sworn into office on April 30, , and since then the world has seen a long line of presidents each with their own place of the country's history. Discover the people who have served America's highest office. George Washington Feb. He established a number of the traditions still observed today, including being called "Mr. He only vetoed two bills during his entire time in office.
In March , the U. Constitution was officially enacted and the office of the President of the United States was established. The following month, General George Washington was sworn in as the first Commander-in-Chief and since then, 44 men have held the job one in two non-consecutive terms, which is why we have 45 presidencies total. Not only was George Washington known as the father of the country, he was also known as the "Father of the American Foxhound" for creating a unique breed of foxhound he called " Virginia Hounds. John Adams signed a congressional act creating the United States Marine Band in , which is now the oldest active professional musical organization in the U. Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his personal library when the Library of Congress was burned by the British during the War of He sold them books from his own collection, the largest in America at the time.
John Adams (1797-1801)
Over the past two centuries, an immense amount of American history has happened, marked by different presidents. Although each one carried the same title, they're all unique individuals who made the presidency their own. Read on to learn unusual facts about each commander-in-chief, and be ready to find out that certain stories were just myths. Contrary to popular myth , the first president did not in fact have wooden teeth. Instead, his dentures were made of human and cow teeth, ivory, and metal.
Bush, and Bill Clinton. Forget everything you learned in history class. There's a whole treasure trove of hidden facts about the 45 presidents that haven't made it into middle school textbooks. From the bizarre one Commander-in-chief owned a giant block of cheese to the seriously cool another won two Grammys , keep scrolling to learn everything about the country's most important politicians throughout history. Washington had terrible, decaying teeth so he wore dentures made from among other things ivory, spring, and brass screws. Read more: A look at the daily routine of George Washington, who drank tea and wine and spent hours on horseback. John Adams' last words were "Thomas Jefferson survives.