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By Andrew Pinder, Susan Randol, Patricia A. Halbert

Here's a examine the interesting profiles of every of the forty three presidents, together with the names in their pets! Sidebars are packed with enjoyable and weird information regarding our leaders-such as who seems on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" packing containers offer beginning date, political celebration, and different very important info, together with that:

- Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd president, spoke six languages, invented many stuff (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to call two), and designed and outfitted not just Monticello (his rural domestic) but additionally the collage of Virginia.

- Theodore Roosevelt, used to be one of many nation's nice hunters, and the Smithsonian is stuffed with 1000s of specimens from his safari in Africa. He was once additionally our first environmentalist president, surroundings apart approximately two hundred million acres for nationwide parks and natural world refuges.

You'll additionally discover a part on "The First Ladies"-short takes on all of the presidents' better halves. The ebook ends with a distinct function that's simply in time for the 2012 election: how a president will get elected. From the 1st presidential election to fresh recounts, this bankruptcy sincerely explains to a tender viewers how we elect the subsequent chief of our country.

Includes over a hundred whimsical illustrations!

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The annual income of the works was $12,163, while the expenditures The River, the Aqueduct, and the Lake 21 were $29,702. All of the 28-plus miles of wooden pipe that had been laid would have to be replaced, and there were only 2,127 paying customers in this city of well over 50,000 people.  The best thing one could say about the system was that it did seem to improve the health and fire safety of Philadelphians. Although yellow fever returned several times in the early years of the nineteenth century, the city appeared to be less prone than it had been to severe attacks by this and other diseases.

Quincy saw the city’s needs for water as going well beyond fighting fire. ” This meant that the water must be “capable of being introduced into every house in the city” and acceptably “soft,” that is, low enough in mineral content to dissolve soap and to cook vegetables satisfactorily. ” Quincy here cited a letter from the eminent physician and Harvard Medical School professor John Collins Warren, who was one of the founders of Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery (which in 1828 became the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal and, a century after that, the New England Journal of Medicine).

The paper hoped that the state legislature would soon approve a plan to empower Chicago to build a public system, one worthy of its ambitions, which were as limitless as the lake. ” This view enjoyed much influential support. In April 1850 a group of citizens, similar to those who had campaigned for a public water supply in Philadelphia and Boston, determined to do likewise in Chicago.  As in Philadelphia, if not in Boston, results followed rapidly. The state incorporated the public Chicago City Hydraulic Company on February 15, 1851.

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