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TIMBERLANE REGIONAL SCHOOLS VIRTUAL LIBRARY
About the office
The President of the United States is the highest office in the country. The president is the chief executive of the United States, its chief diplomat, commander in chief of the military, head of state, and sets economic policy. Presidential elections are held every four years.
Books about the Presidency
Guide to the 2000 Presidential Election by On the brink of the 2000 presidential election contest which may prove to be the most important for our country in more than 30 years, Michael L. Goldstein, a political science professor at Claremont College, has written a short, uncomplicated guide for students and citizens. Guide to the 2000 Presidential Election is the perfect resource for all who want to learn more about the grand process the nation follows every four years as voters collectively decide how, and by whom, they want to govern. This short, easy-to-understand volume is an excellent introduction to help-students and general library patrons understand the way Americans select the occupant of the highest office in the land. Written in straightforward-prose for nonexperts, this book has since the early 1980s helped voters and younger voters-to-be prepare for one of the most important events on the nation's political landscape. Assuming little previous knowledge, Goldstein walks the reader through the context of the election, the preliminaries leading up to the nomination, the actual process of getting the nomination, the full campaign, and the essential issues the winner will confront in office. In the course of this book the author informs and educates about campaign financing, access to the ballot, the media's role, the use of advertising, and other controversial topics in the news. Goldstein's book takes on special importance in this election period as the nation goes to the polls to fill an office without a sitting incumbent president for only the second time since 1968. The winner will lead the country into the new century and very likely set the tone of government for many years. Teaching exercises areincluded to assist high school instructors and college professors in engaging students and hel
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Choosing the President by
Publication Date: 1984-03-01
Choosing the President, 1992 by
Publication Date: 1992-02-01
The League of Women Voters' guide explains the party system and how the electoral college works, as well as how delegates are selected to attend party conventions.
Selecting a President by
Publication Date: 2012-05-22
The debut of a brand-new civics series for high school seniors and college freshmen, that clearly, concisely and cleverly explains how the United States elects its president Selecting a President explains the nuts and bolts of our presidential electoral system while drawing on rich historical anecdotes from past campaigns. Among the world's many democracies, U.S. presidential elections are unique, where presidential contenders embark on a grueling, spectacular two-year journey that begins in Iowa and New Hampshire, and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Modern presidential campaigns are a marked departure from the process envisioned by America's founders. Yet while they've evolved, many of the basic structures of our original electoral system remain in place--even as presidential elections have moved into the modern era with tools like Twitter and Facebook at their disposal--they must still compete in an election governed by rules and mechanisms conceived in the late eighteenth century. In this book, Clift and Spieler demonstrate that presidential campaigns are exciting, hugely important, disillusioning at times but also inspiring.
Establishing Term Limits for U. S. President by
Publication Date: 2010-02-05
This easily understandable volume provides historical perspectives on the twenty-second amendment, including arguments pro and con, partisan debate, public opinion and the thoughts of several presidents. Examines related questions: Are term limits undemocratic? Do they limit presidential effectiveness, or preserve liberty and prevent dictatorships? This volume also discusses the idea of a single six-year presidential term, congressional term limits, and the overturning of New York City's mayoral two-term limit.
The President and the Executive Branch by
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Learn About How the President Is Elected, What the Presidential Duties Are, and Who Runs the Nation If the President Gets Sick.
The Presidency by
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
These timely volumes feature the history and purposes of some of the United States' most important government agencies through enlightening prose and carefully chosen photographs, engravings, and paintings. -- Informative guides to various government agencies, processes, and histories -- Perfect introductions to these important topics -- Ideal for research -- Complements school curriculum The personalities, politics, and parties behind the highest office an American can hold.
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at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library for creating the template used for this guide.
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