Synopses & Reviews
Can You Answer Questions Like These . . . ? How does a bill introduced in Congress become a federal law? What is the President's Cabinet? Are Supreme Court justices elected or are they appointed?
How the U.S. Government Works gives you interesting answers to these and many more questions about the complex processes in Washington, D.C. that affect every U.S. citizen. You'll find clear descriptions of our nation's three branches of government, the Legislative branch, composed of the Senate and House of Representatives, the Executive branch, headed by the President, and the Judicial branch, headed by the Supreme Court of the United States. Here too are interesting facts about some ways in which the government has changed since the framers of the Constitution brought it into existence in the 18th century, how federal government agencies work for the people's benefit, and much more.
How the U.S. Government Works makes a fine source for inspiring interesting classroom discussions. It's also a handy reference companion when your social studies teacher assigns a written report. Parents can use it at home to provide basic lessons to their children on U.S. government and civics.
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The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts
The U.S. Constitution and You
A fine classroom supplement and a solid information source for kids writing social studies reports, this updated, easy-to-read book explains the federal system as it works in the United States today. It also discusses some ways in which the government has changed since the framers of the Constitution brought it into existence in the 18th century. Described are the Legislative body, composed of Senate and House of Representatives, the Executive branch, headed by the President with the Cabinet members, and the Judicial branch, headed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and extending to federal courts throughout the nation. New in this edition are facts about how a bill becomes a law, the various departments in the Executive branch, and more. Young readers learn how officials are elected or appointed and how government agencies work for the people's benefit. A complex process is explained in interesting terms that young readers can comprehend.
With 2016 promising to be an interesting and hotly contested election year, Votes of Confidence offers young readers an essential guide to the past, present, and future of American elections.
About the Author
Jeff Fleischerandnbsp;is a Chicago-based journalist and author, who has written forandnbsp;Mother Jones,andnbsp;theandnbsp;Sydney Morning Herald, National Geographic Traveler, Mental_Floss,andnbsp;andandnbsp;Chicago Magazine.