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Author Thorburn, Mark.
Title The executive branch : leading the nation / Mark Thorburn.
Pub Info Berkeley Heights, NJ : Books, c2008.
book jacket
 Provincetown-Children's  J 351.73 Tho     AVAILABLE
Descript 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Series The American Federal government
American Federal government.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Presidency in action: the Cuban missile crisis -- Origins of the presidency -- Duties of the president -- Foreign affairs, vice presidents and official staff -- How the president is chosen -- How a president is removed from office -- Running the country when the president is sick.
Summary How the president is elected, what are the presidents duties and who runs the nation if the president is sick are answered. Also explained are the origins of the presidency, the daily workings and structure of the executive branch, its relationship to the rest of the government. Examples from history that highlight the various roles and powers of the president and Cabinet.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781598450606 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1598450603 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Stndrd # 9781598450606
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