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 James Monroe, beginning with his childhood in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Information about Monroe's education at the College of William and Mary, as well as his early career as a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years in Virginia, where he was a regent at the University of Virginia, and New York, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Monroe's military service in the Third Virginia Regiment in the American Revolution, during which he crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington, and his political career in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Council of State, the Continental Congress, and as minister to France, governor of Virginia, signer of the Louisiana Purchase, minister to Great Britain, and secretary of state and secretary of war under President James Madison during the War of 1812. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic-Republican president Monroe's administration, including the First Seminole War, the Missouri Compromise, and the Monroe Doctrine. 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|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||128083|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
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. . .