50 Things You Should Know About American Presidents
- By Tracey Kelly
- Flexibound: 80 pages
- Ages: 8-12
- Grades: 3-7
Everything you should know about U.S. presidents is broken down into 50 bite-sized chunks. Every President is covered, from the first person to take office, George Washington, to current President Barack Obama. Fascinating facts are included on each page. For example, did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt is the longest serving president? Details are included on the U.S. political system, clearly indicating the changes that have occurred from the beginnings in the 18th century to its current state.
The Presidential library system is comprised of 13 Presidential libraries. These facilities are overseen by the Office of Presidential Libraries, in the National Archives and Records Administration.
Under the Presidential Libraries Act in 1955 (amended in 1986), through archives, museums, and public programs, Presidential libraries continue to preserve the documents and artifacts of our Presidents, helping us learn about our nation and our democracy.