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The Presidency Defined
"The president of the United States is the head of state of the U.S., the chief executive of the federal government, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The United States was the first nation to create the office of president as the head of state in a modern republic." (from usa.gov).
Books about the presidency
Physical books in the library:
The American Presidents Ranked by Performance by
Call Number: E176.1 .F215 2000 Reference
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
The Power of the American Presidency by
Call Number: JK516 .G49 2001
Publication Date: 2000-07-20
To the Best of My Ability by
Call Number: E176.1 .T59 2000 Reference
Publication Date: 2000-07-31
- American Presidency Project (UC Santa Barbara) - this growing site offers documents, statistics a media archive and analysis about the presidents of the United States.
- Presidential Library Explorer - this National Archives resource offers access to digitized records from presidential libraries. This is a great place to find primary source materials held in the various presidential libraries. "This visualization presents the holdings of the Presidential Libraries in descending order from the library with the largest number of textual records to the smallest."
Executive Branch Resources
- The White House
- Executive Office of the President - The EOP is made up of the president's closest advisors and includes the National Security Staff, the Office of Management and Budget and the Vice President's Office and many other entities.
- The Cabinet - "The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General."