Get Ready! for Social Studies : Civics Government and Citizenship

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McGraw Hill Professional, Feb 22, 2002 - Political Science - 216 pages
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Everything parents need to help their kids succeed in social studies

The only comprehensive social studies skill-building series available, the Get Ready! For Social Studies series equips proactive parents with the tools they need to help their children develop the core skills required to perform at grade level in social studies-related subjects.

This title covers the foundations of American government, the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, the three-branch organization of American government at federal, state, and local levels, and comparative government.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER 1 Foundations of United States Government
2
CHAPTER 2 United States Citizenship
16
CHAPTER 3 The Political Process
26
The Legislative Branch
38
The Judicial Branch
52
The Executive Branch
64
CHAPTER 7 Policy
78
CHAPTER 10 Local Government
110
CHAPTER 11 Governments of the World
120
APPENDIX A Presidents of the United States
133
APPENDIX B Preamble to the Constitution of the United States 1789
137
APPENDIX C Declaration of Independence 1776
139
APPENDIX D Members of the USSupreme Court
141
Answers to Fact Checkers
145
INDEX
147

CHAPTER 8 Taxing and Spending
88
CHAPTER 9 State Government
98

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About the author (2002)

Nancy White is President of Nancy White Communications, Inc., an independent developer and author of school projects. She is a member of the American Book Producers Association, the Author's Guild, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Francine Weinberg has been an editor in educational publishing since 1967. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and is the founder of Educational Lions, L.I.C.

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