Why do presidential appointees spark so much controversy? Which jobs can a president fill, and are there limits on the president's power? This important book examines presidential appointees, the confirmation process, the checks and balances that affect this system, and other key points on this vital topic. Historical examples provide crucial context for current events, including the most recent appointments to our government leadership and how they affect our country. Photographs capture key moments and fact boxes illuminate essential topics. This unique look at the U.S. political system is highly relevant and accessible, making this book a valuable addition to any library or classroom.