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Explore the history and responsibilities of the presidency in this episode from Founding Principles: American Governance in Action, a civics video series produced by Bowdoin College. Students watch video, learn about the rules and responsibilities of the presidency, and craft an argumentative essay answering the question: Is the president the most powerful leader in the free world?
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