Us presidents

U.S. Presidents

Forty-four men have served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through wars, economic depressions, and monumental achievements. Some were assassinated, some died in office, two were impeached, and one resigned from office. The stories of their lives reflects 200 years of American history. This reading set on the presidents includes multiple grade levels and both fiction and nonfiction.

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(10) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/10 Passages in this Set

Abigail Smith Gets to Know John Adams

Abigail Smith liked John Adams. The feeling was mutual. But Abigail’s mother didn’t think the young country lawyer was good eno...

463 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary
2/10 Passages in this Set

Abraham Lincoln, the Inventor

Abraham Lincoln is well-known as the 16th President of the United States, but he was also an inventor. Abe loved tinkering and ...

520 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Summary
3/10 Passages in this Set

The Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lin...

735 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea, Summary
4/10 Passages in this Set

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

by Abraham Lincoln

Noted for its beautiful and compelling language, Abr...

325 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Summary
5/10 Passages in this Set

O Captain! My Captain!

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in Union army hospita...

262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language
6/10 Passages in this Set

Boyhood and Youth

by Theodore Roosevelt from Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography

Chapter 1 passage: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) wa...

425 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues
7/10 Passages in this Set

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Date of Infamy

by Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congres...

518 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary
8/10 Passages in this Set

Carving Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is an iconic US landmark in South Dakota. It features the sculptures of four US Presidents: George Washington, T...

486 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary
9/10 Passages in this Set

President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech

by John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated on January 2...

318 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language
10/10 Passages in this Set

John F. Kennedy: Why the Moon?

President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In th...

683 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea