Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents

Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents

by Brianna DuMont

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Overview

What's so weird about U.S. presidents? Plenty! Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a great wrestler? That Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket riding his horse – twice! Or that Benjamin Harrison was afraid of electricity? And let's not forget that President McKinley had a pet parrot that whistled "Yankee Doodle Dandy" duets with him! In this new single-subject Weird But True book, you'll have a blast learning that there's a lot of substance – and weirdness – in every president's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426327964
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 138,469
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Glossary of Key Terms 11

President George Washington // 1st President [1789 to 1797] 13

President John Adams // 2nd President [1797 to 1801] 18

President Thomas Jefferson // 3rd President [1801 to 1809] 22

President James Madison // 4th President [1809 to 1817] 28

President James Monroe // 5th President [1817 to 1825] 33

President John Quincy Adams // 6th President [1825 to 1829] 36

President Andrew Jackson // 7th President [1829 to 1937] 40

President Martin Van Buren // 8th President [1837 to 1841] 46

President William Henry Harrison // 9th President [1841] 48

President John Tyler // 10th President [1841 to 1845] 50

President James Knox Polk // 11th President [1845 to 1849] 52

President Zachary Taylor // 12th President [1849 to 1850] 55

President Millard Fillmore // 13th President [1850 to 1853] 57

President Franklin Pierce // 14th President [1853 to 1857] 59

President James Buchanan // 15th President [1857 to 1861] 61

President Abraham Lincoln // 16th President [1861 to 1865] 64

President Andrew Johnson // 17th President [1865 to 1869] 70

President Ulysses S. Grant // 18th President [1869 to 1877] 74

President Rutherford Birchard Hayes // 19th President [1877 to 1881] 78

President James Abram Garfield // 20th President [1881] 80

President Chester Alan Arthur // 21st President [1881 to 1885] 83

President Grover Cleveland // 22nd and 24th President [1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897] 84

President Benjamin Harrison // 23rd President [1889 to 1893] 86

President William McKinley // 25th President [1897 to 1901] 88

President Theodore Roosevelt // 26th President [1901 to 1909] 93

President William Howard Taft // 27th President [1909 to 1913] 98

President Woodrow Wilson // 28th President [1913 to 1921] 100

President Warren Gamaliel Harding // 29th President [1921 to 1923] 105

President Calvin Coolidge // 30th President [1923 to 1929] 107

President Herbert Hoover // 31st President [1929 to 1933] 109

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt // 32nd President [1933 to 1945] 113

President Harry S. Truman // 33rd President [1945 to 1953] 119

President Dwight David Eisenhower // 34th President [1953 to 1961] 123

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy // 35th President [1961 to 1963] 127

President Lyndon Baines Johnson // 36th President [1963 to 1969] 131

President Richard Milhous Nixon // 37th President [1969 to 1974 135

President Gerald Rudolph Ford // 38th President [1974 to 1977] 141

President James Earl Carter, Jr. // 39th President [1977 to 1981] 143

President Ronald Wilson Reagan // 40th President [1981 to 1989) 147

President George Herbert Walker Bush // 41st President [1989 to 1993] 151

President William Jefferson Clinton // 42nd President [1993 to 2000] 155

President George Walker Bush // 43rd President [2000 to 2009] 160

President Barack Hussein Obama // 44th President [2009 to 2017] 166

President Donald John Trump // 45th President [2017 to] 172

Life After 174

Stump Your Parents $

Great Minds Think Alike $

Most Peculiar Presidents $

Which Is Weirder? $

Presidents' Pranks $

Index $

Photo Credits $

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