Welcome to The Everything® Kids' Presidents Book! You're about to begin a great adventure through your country's history and meet each of the people who have served in the most highly regarded and powerful position in the United States government: the presidency. Ours truly is a remarkable country, and we as Americans are lucky to live here. In this country we elect our leaders by voting for them. This is what makes our government a democracy. It's pretty exciting to realize that we, the people of America, are the ones who really have the power to make changes in our country. Someday you'll be able to vote in elections and make your voice heard too!
If you think about it, you probably have a lot of questions about the presidents. How many presidents has the United States had? Who were they, and where did they come from? What were their childhoods like? What did they do before becoming president? What do we really know about them?
Chances are you already know a thing or two about some of the presidents. For example, you probably know that George Washington was the first president, and you may know that the tall man with the big black hat, Abraham Lincoln, was president during the Civil War. While those are a couple of the names that really stand out, each and every president has done something different to make a mark on our history. From writing books to fighting bravely in battle, each one offered something different to our nation's identity.
So are you ready to start learning about some really interesting people? Just turn the page!