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.
Weird Facts You Never Knew about the U.S. Presidents
Impressive national rankings, fabulous community performances, fascinating faculty and student research — just a few of the things that shape the University of Mary Washington each day. Get our latest headlines by email each week. He felt he had a lot of catching up to do. He decided to write his own essay about each one, from George Washington to current President Donald J. He plans to turn the collection, now 46 strong — one essay for each leader and a conclusion — into a book called Execute the Office , which is currently being considered for publication. He penned his essay on Ronald Reagan as a movie script, Franklin Pierce gets a diagnosis, James Monroe a comic strip, Thomas Jefferson a prayer, Grover Cleveland a palindrome and so on.
Degrees Digital Magazine Issue 9. As we prepare for our 45th U. Discover something unique about each of them, from Washington to Obama! Once arrested together with Thomas Jefferson for taking a carriage ride on Sunday in the Vermont countryside … illegal at the time! Wrote an autobiography after serving as president, and never mentioned his wife of 12 years … not even once. Holds the record for longest inauguration speech in history: 8, words long, lasting an hour and 40 minutes. But he delivered that speech in terrible weather, caught pneumonia, and died a month later.
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.
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With that in mind, we once again present 44 lesser-known facts about the leaders of this nation. Ever wanted to imagine John Quincy Adams naked? Too late, you will now. So enjoy your day off by learning a few things You NEED new sheets. US Edition U. News U.
Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River? Who let their alligators run rampant through the White House? Who whipped out his — well, let's just say you probably didn't learn these facts in history class. In honor of Independence Day , we've gathered a star-spangled list of facts about all 44 Presidents of the United States. Scroll through the list to find out more about those who make us proud to be Americans, and then share your favorite fun fact in the comments below.
Give it a listen! Back in high school, U. History was not my thing. A bunch of white dudes in powdered wigs bickering? No thanks. But behind every boring textbook page is a treasure trove of super interesting facts. Did you know one of our presidents was murdered