Americas founders wanted a government that would protect the people but that would also give them rights and liberties. This book outlines the reasons the Constitution was first written in 1787, and how it has changed to fit our world today. The Constitution contains an introduction, or preamble, and seven articles describing the states rights and responsibilities. Learn how amendments have been made throughout the years, how the branches of government work, and what responsibility they play in upholding Americas most important document; the Constitution. This book will allow students to describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text.
Have you ever wondered just how a bill becomes a law? This book takes you through the many processes the legislative branch of our government must follow to introduce a bill, and the steps it goes through to make it an actual law. The different committees, voting procedures, debates, amendments, and finally to the presidents pen, which is the last step in making a bill a law! Learn all about how important laws are to our country, and how they help keep all of us safe! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Detailed black-and-white illustrations in the style of old political cartoons add to the historical theme of this book. Readers identify cause and effect as they learn about the early years of our republic.
Democracies began in ancient Athens and Rome in the sixth century B.C. These early democracies were the models for American democracy, which became the model for other modern democracies. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the political parties, the democratic process, and elections in the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the history and responsibilities of the executive branch of the United States government which includes the president, vice-president, cabinet, and other agencies and councils. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the history, organization, and responsibilities of the legislative branch of the United States government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.