Gerald Ford

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The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., beginning with his childhood in Omaha, Nebraska, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Information about Ford's football stardom and education and at the University of Michigan and Yale Law School, as well as his early career as a coach and a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years in Rancho Mirago, California, during which the Gerald R. Ford Library and Gerald R. Ford Museum opened, and Ford received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Ford's military service in the U.S. navy during World War II and his political career in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the House Appropriations Committee, served on the Warren Commission, co-wrote Portrait of the Assassin, voted for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, served as minority leader, and then became the first appointed vice president under President Richard Nixon. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Ford's administration, including his rise to the presidency after Nixon's resignation due to the Watergate scandal, his pardon of Nixon, the end of the Vietnam War, and his survival of two assassination attempts. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007130, JNF007070, JNF043000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, History
Copyright 2009
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Season 2009-01-01
ISBN 9781604534511, 9781617851032
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 973.925092
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 128050
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Reviewed
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United States Presidents (2009) - Horn Book Guide

Broad overviews of each president’s early life, aspirations, political challenges, and triumphs are packed into these brief, easy-to-read texts augmented with sidebars, illustrations, and photographs. Highlights of each administration are placed within the context of American and world history. Each volume concludes with the same general information about the presidency, branches of government, and the electoral college.

United States Presidents (2009) - Library Media Connection

Showing our nation’s leaders as people and not just iconic historical figures, this series brings authenticity to the individual featured in each volume. Although certainly not the only presidential biography series students will find, those writing reports or who are interested in national leaders will learn valuable information here.

United States Presidents (2009) - School Library Journal

The profusion of color and black-and-white pictures will give students a leg up on the old “dress up as a president and give a short report” assignment, and the brief declarative sentences keep the books within the reach of most first chapter-book readers. . . .The strong layout keeps each title interesting. That’s saying something, especially when it comes to those hard-to-remember 19th-century presidents like Tyler, Taylor, Polk, and Pierce. . .