Download e-book for iPad: Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidents by Patrick Sauer

By Patrick Sauer

ISBN-10: 0028638212

ISBN-13: 9780028638218

ISBN-10: 058532834X

ISBN-13: 9780585328348

Whereas there arey a couple of overviews of the forty-one Presidents of the U.S. released for the juvenile marketplace, few grownup books offer a easy examine each one guy and his presidency, the context of his time and the main occasions that formed him. "The entire Idiot's consultant to American Presidents" does simply that. you will find out about every one president as a result of timelines, pictures, trivialities and different information.

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Page 7 Getting Off on the Good Foot On February 4, 1789, the first electoral college gathered in New York City, and George Washington was unanimously elected President of the young nation. The presidency was not Washington's first unanimous election to a positionhe also was unanimously elected President of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, where he pushed for a strong federal government. He followed up by promoting the ratification of the Constitution in Virginia. Washington was always a staunch supporter of the Constitution, and later he refused to appoint anyone to his staff who was a known opponent of the document.

Kennedy Be it one month or 1,000 days, the American public was never fully able to experience the breadth and depth of Harrison or Kennedy's agenda for the nation. 367 28 What Might Have Been: James Garfield and Zachary Taylor We all know to keep an eye out for disgruntled employees and rotten fruit, but even presidents of the United States fall victim to unfortunate and untimely early deaths. 383 29 Too Soon to Know: George Bush and Bill Clinton A president deserves a decade before critics exhale and evaluate what their terms meant, so it will be a few years before historians can sharpen their claws on George Bush and Bill Clinton.

1 No. 2 129 Adams Dwells Within the "Most Insignificant Office" 130 Adams and Jefferson Square Off in the First Two-Man Contest 131 The ABCs of XYZ 132 Gaulish Graft 132 In the Navy 133 Alienating Free Speech 134 A Federalist Split Sends Adams Packing 134 Page x Part 3: Middleweight 137 11 Cleveland Rocks the White House: Grover Cleveland 139 New York State of Mind 140 Everything's Coming Up Cleveland 141 The Blaine from Maine and the Nasty Campaign 141 First Time AroundClean House (and Senate) 142 Just a Four-Year Intermission 144 Major Depression 145 Losing Liberals and Labor 146 Grover Is No Imperial Wizard 146 Reformist First, Nonconsecutive Guy Second 148 12 Like Forefather, Like Son: John Quincy Adams 149 Just Another Trial of the Century 150 Wunderkind 151 Not That Deep a Throat 151 A New England Yankee in European Courts 151 Mr.

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