Read e-book online I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To PDF

By Andrew Pinder, Susan Randol, Patricia A. Halbert

ISBN-10: 1606523848

ISBN-13: 9781606523841

Here's a examine the interesting profiles of every of the forty three presidents, together with the names in their pets! Sidebars are full of enjoyable and weird information regarding our leaders-such as who looks on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" containers offer beginning date, political occasion, and different very important details, together with that:

- 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 in addition the college of Virginia.

- Theodore Roosevelt, was once one of many nation's nice hunters, and the Smithsonian is full of hundreds and hundreds of specimens from his safari in Africa. He was once additionally our first environmentalist president, environment apart approximately 2 hundred million acres for nationwide parks and natural world refuges.

You'll additionally discover a part on "The First Ladies"-short takes on all of the presidents' better halves. The e-book ends with a different function that's simply in time for the 2012 election: how a president will get elected. From the 1st presidential election to contemporary recounts, this bankruptcy in actual fact explains to a tender viewers how we elect the subsequent chief of our country.

Includes over a hundred whimsical illustrations!

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The fire was occasioned in the absence of a mother by her little children setting fire to a straw bed. 37 Tired of managing plantation affairs alone after a long period as a widower, Richard Scott remarried in 1828. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, was in her early twenties. Scott was nearly sixty. Soon, she gave birth to Richard M. Scott, Jr. ”38 Sadly, the child’s mother took ill with a “bilious fever” on the third day following delivery and died a few months later. 39 In 1833, a single son was born to the couple, whom they named John Mordecai Scott.

Census notes that the Bullocks owned twenty-five slaves and later accumulated nearly forty.

The fire, which destroyed the mansion, was thought to have been set by arsonists. Many of the priceless Lee-Custis family portraits displayed in the plantation mansion had been moved over the years, but seventeen remaining portraits were destroyed in the blaze. Dr. George Bolling Lee died in 1948, and his widow sold the Ravensworth tract to developers in 1957. The noted stables were demolished in 1960 to make way for new subdivisions, including one called Ravensworth Farm, which still stands on the site today.

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