Presidents: Every Question Answered

Presidents: Every Question Answered

by Carter Smith

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Overview

An entertaining and educational overview of our nation’s chief executives.

The highest office of our country has been a challenging one to occupy, from the times of a newly found nation to the global power seat it has become. Presidents: Every Question Answered reviews our leaders’ time in office and how their distinct characteristics became evident in the laws and improvements (or regressions) made during their terms. Biographical facts, First Ladies, and the administrative personnel that shared each president’s days are contained in these pages. Whether you’re a history major looking for extra credit, or just curious to know more about the melting pot of the United States, this book will give you insight and answers to your questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594901150
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 166,102
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Carter Smith has written and edited numerous works on American and World history, including The African-American Experience On File (Facts On File), the five-volume Daily Life in 20th Century America (Greenwood) and Mapping Epidemics: A Historical Atlas of Disease (Scholastic). He is currently working on an atlas of U.S. History.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

The Founding Presidents

Washington 12

Adams 20

Jefferson 24

Madison 32

Monroe 40

Presidents of a Young Nation

J. Q. Adams 48

Jackson 52

Van Buren 60

W. H. Harrison 66

Tyler 70

Polk 76

Taylor 82

Fillmore 86

Presidents of a Young Nation

Pierce 90

Buchanan 94

Lincoln 100

A. Johnson 108

Presidents of the Gilded Age

Grant 116

Hayes 124

Garfield 128

Arthur 132

Cleveland 136

B. Harrison 144

McKinley 148

Presidents of the Early 20th Century

T. Roosevelt 156

Taft 164

Wilson 170

Harding 178

Coolidge 182

Hoover 186

F. D. Roosevelt 190

Presidents of a Global Power

Truman 204

Elsenhower 212

Kennedy 220

Johnson 226

Nixon 234

Lord 241

Carter 246

Reagan 250

G. H W. Bush 260

Clinton 266

G. W. Bush 274

Obama 280

Trump 290

Inaugural Addresses 294

Index 401

Acknowledgments and Picture Credits 416

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