The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Government

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Penguin, 2002 - Political Science - 361 pages
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Read this book -- and see how a true democracy works!

-- Mary Shaffrey and Melanie Fonder are both veterans of the Beltway -- and reveal here for the first time secrets and mysteries that surround American government.

-- The inner workings of virtually every branch of the American government can be found in this book -- the very first of its kind on the market today.

-- The tragic events of 9/11 have thrust the workings of the American government into the spotlight -- read here how decisions on American policy (military, foreign, and domestic) are made -- decisions that can and will effect your life every day.

Congress. The Senate. The House of Representatives. The President. The Supreme Court. The Federal Reserve. It takes a lot of offices and bureaucrats to run a country the size of America. Still, how many people actually Know what each branch of the American government does, why they do it, and why they were created? The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the American Government explains, in a readable and concise matter, how the government works and explains the functions of the different branches of government.

  

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This is a great reference book and I think everyone should read it or at least have it on hand. I'd like to read it front to back some day. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Government (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

Have to admit I didn't quite finish it by the time I returned it to library, kind of got bogged down in the Campaign Finace part. I liked what I read though. I didn't think it was biased at all, just told simple facts. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Mary Shaffrey and Melanie Fonder are both reporters for The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based publication that covers day-to-day politics in the nation's capital, specifically Congress. Sonia Weiss is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Women's History and The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Baby Names.

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