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Welcome to the online resources accompanying The Development of the American Presidency by Richard J. Ellis. The Development of the American Presidency traces the constitutional origins and the historical development of the presidency from George Washington to Barack Obama. Through comprehensive and in-depth coverage, this text looks at how the presidency has evolved in relation to the public, to Congress, to the Executive branch, and to the law, showing at every step how different aspects of the presidency have followed distinct trajectories of change.

The resources students and instructors will find on this website are:

  • An Election Guide (spanning from 1828 to 2008)
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Additional Resources, including links to historical documents, websites and videos.