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Inventing the American presidency - Kenneth C. Davis

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When the founders of the United States gathered to create the foundations of the country, they decided on three branches of government, with a president central to the executive branch. Kenneth C. Davis explains why this decision was not necessarily inevitable and what variables were up for debate.

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You can read more about the history of the presidency and the individual Presidents in Don’t Know Much About® the American Presidents by Kenneth C. Davis.
Here are more places to learn about presidential powers:
Exploring Constitutional Law: The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School
The Miller Center, University of Virginia
The National Constitution Center

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