- Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd president, spoke six languages, invented many stuff (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to call two), and designed and outfitted not just Monticello (his rural domestic) but additionally the collage of Virginia.
- Theodore Roosevelt, was once one of many nation's nice hunters, and the Smithsonian is full of enormous quantities of specimens from his safari in Africa. He used to be additionally our first environmentalist president, environment apart approximately 2 hundred million acres for nationwide parks and natural world refuges.
you will additionally discover a part on "The First Ladies"-short takes on the entire presidents' other halves. The e-book ends with a unique characteristic that is simply in time for the 2012 election: how a president will get elected. From the 1st presidential election to fresh recounts, this bankruptcy truly explains to a tender viewers how we elect the following chief of our country.
contains over a hundred whimsical illustrations!
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Born November 24, 1784 close to Barboursville, Virginia Political social gathering Whig vp Millard Fillmore First woman Margaret kids Ann, Sarah, Octavia, Margaret, Mary, and Richard puppy outdated Whitey, a horse A Popular—Not Political—Man A hero of the Mexican-American conflict (in the conflict of Buena Vista, his military of 6,000 defeated a Mexican strength of 20,000), basic Zachary Taylor used to be probably the most well known males within the nation, yet he had no adventure with politics. in reality, he had by no means even voted in an election simply because he observed himself as a qualified soldier, and infantrymen, he believed, aren't take facets in politics. He used to be known as “Old tough and prepared” simply because he used to percentage the hardships of warfare together with his males and he occasionally dressed sloppily, donning previous farm outfits and a straw hat into conflict. Slavery back whilst the Whig social gathering picked him to run for president, he didn’t imagine he was once certified, yet he authorized simply because he felt it used to be his responsibility. He stepped correct into the raging nationwide argument over slavery: should still the hot states of California, New Mexico, and Utah be admitted to the us as slave states or loose states? while Taylor, who owned a hundred slaves himself, stated that the recent states can be allowed to make a decision for themselves, each side acquired mad at him. The Northern states sought after him to forestall the unfold of slavery. The Southern states suggestion new non-slave states might cause them to much less strong, they usually threatened to wreck clear of the us. Taylor warned them in the event that they attempted, he might lead the U. S. military opposed to them. enjoyable evidence Zachary Taylor used to be elected on November 7, 1848—the first time the entire states voted for president and vp at the related day. even supposing Taylor was firm to forestall the Southern states from breaking clear of the USA, his simply son, Richard, turned a normal within the accomplice military within the Civil warfare. A momentary President simply sixteen months after turning into president, whereas laying the cornerstone of the Washington Monument at a July Fourth rite, Taylor collapsed from warmth stroke after ingesting a tumbler of water and slipped right into a coma. He died 5 days later with signs of cholera. greater than 100,000 humans covered the parade path to pay tribute to their hero. medical professionals concept Taylor obtained cholera from the water, or from a few buttermilk and cherries he snacked on. yet regardless of how he died, he left the rustic dangerously divided and headed down the trail to the Civil conflict. thirteenth President ~ 1850–1853 MILLARD FILLMORE final of the Whigs “May God keep the rustic, for it's obvious that the folks won't. ” Born January 7, 1800 Summerhill, manhattan Political celebration Whig First girl Abigail kids Millard and Mary Pets None recognized, yet based Buffalo bankruptcy of yankee Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals A negative starting Born bad in a log cabin on a farm close to Ithaca, manhattan, Millard Fillmore needed to visit paintings rather than university to aid feed his kin. He taught himself to learn and wolfed each e-book he may get his arms on.