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For every kid who wants to be president, this issue will be a must read. In The Presidency, they’ll see how the Constitution, which created the three branches of government, also created the need for a president to head up the executive branch. They’ll be introduced to the checks and balances that prevent the president from becoming too powerful, and explore the seven main roles that the president fills in the government. The lengthy process of running for president is described, and the complicated function of the Electoral College in choosing a president, for kids, is broken down; they’ll also find out what happens when a president leaves office before his term is over.
Next, they’ll take a closer look at the executive branch, which includes 15 main departments – like the Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense – and over a hundred agencies, boards, commissions, and committees. Finally, it’s time to take a tour of the White House, discover what the First Lady is expected to do, and follow a day in the life of the President; for kids who think this position is all about luxury and power, they’ll be surprised to learn that most presidents actually work long days before they get to enjoy the in-house bowling alley and movie theater!