So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. GeorgeThis new version of the Caldecott-winning classic by illustrator David Small and author Judith St. George is updated with current facts and new illustrations to include our forty-second president, George W. Bush. There are now three Georges in the catalog of presidential names, a Bush alongside the presidential family tree, and a new face on the endpaper portraiture.
Hilariously illustrated by Small, this celebration by St. George shows us the foibles, quirks and humanity of forty-two men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world. Perfect for this election year--and every year!
44 Obscure Facts You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents
Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River? Who let their alligators run rampant through the White House? Who whipped out his — well, let's just say you probably didn't learn these facts in history class. In honor of Independence Day , we've gathered a star-spangled list of facts about all 44 Presidents of the United States. Scroll through the list to find out more about those who make us proud to be Americans, and then share your favorite fun fact in the comments below. Mashable composite.
Qualifications The president must be at least 35 years old, a natural-born citizen, and have lived in the United States at least 14 years. Americans vote for president every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. That popular vote chooses delegates to the Electoral College, which actually elects the president in December. If a president dies, resigns, is disabled, or is removed from office, the Vice president assumes the office. This has occurred nine times.