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The Presidency
  • Format
  • Authored by: Heather Lehr Wagner
  • From the Series: The U.S. Government: How It Works
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9284-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 352
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 112


For more than two centuries, a president’s term in office has begun in the same way—with an inauguration and the oath of office. But within that simple vow to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” an extraordinary range of power and responsibility is placed on each new president. The Presidency is an intriguing exploration into what it means to be the president of the United States. Beginning with George Washington, who was sworn in on April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City, 43 men have assumed the title of President of the United States. This book examines how these men have each put their own stamp on the executive branch, and discusses how it has evolved as a reflection of their personalities and their visions for the country.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Heather Lehr Wagner is a writer and editor. She is the author of more than 30 books that explore social and political issues and focus on the lives of prominent men and women. She earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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