Book Description: Did you know that James Monroe was the first President to appear without a wig in formal public settings? Or that George W. Bush named the first African Americans as secretaries of state? These are among the fascinating facts found in this informative reference book. Gain important new insights to American history. Readers will learn about the Presidents' childhoods, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, a brief history of the presidency and its origins, an overview of the three branches of government, and a history of America's First Ladies are all included. Highlights of the White House and of our nation's capital are shown, and a time line runs throughout the book to put historical events in context for young readers. TIME For Kids® Celebrate America makes a connection between what readers want to know and what they need to know to be good citizens. It's time to celebrate the leaders who have made our nation strong.