Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Helps Explain History of the President’s Cabinet (History)

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Did you know that the size and the function of the US president’s cabinet have varied greatly over time? Or that every president has had a cabinet, even though there’s no constitutional obligation to do so?

As the US Senate holds several high profile confirmation hearings, the cable channel History has released an educational video with text, explaining the history of the presidential cabinet. The article quotes Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government,  explaining exactly what the “inner Cabinet” is.

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