Book Description: The Presidency of the United States is an illustrated A-to-Z guide to the U.S. Presidency, including biographical sketches of each President and Vice President, along with articles on presidential powers, presidential history, theories about the presidency, presidential elections, advisors and agencies, and information about the daily workings of the White House. The second edition is completely revised up to March 2001, with new Biographies of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, and completely updated biographies of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. There are also new general articles on African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Women in the Executive branch and existing articles have been fine-tuned to include memorable events of the 7 years since publication of the first edition of this book. Illustrations include portraits, cartoons, and Presidential memorabilia. Articles are cross-referenced with suggestions for further reading listed at the end of each article as well as at the end of the book. Websites are now provided in the updated appendix of Presidential Libraries and Museums.