Governments provide many services - fire and police protection, education, medical care and more. So many we sometimes take them for granted. Look inside to discover the services government provides and why we pay taxes to fund them.
Our unalienable rights, and efforts to protect them, are a foundation of American government. Those rights, the Bill of Rights, and other protections are described in this book
Counting Our People, is a new addition to Cherry Lake's Citizens and Their Governments series. This book, released to coincide with the US census, will help the reader understand the history and importance of counting our people and the impact it has on the way we govern.
One of the key features in a democracy such as that in the United States is the right to elect our leaders. Certain groups in the United States have had to fight for this right. Look inside to learn about the history of American voting rights and the future of elections in the 21st century.
Homeland Security discusses why and how the Department of Homeland Security was created and the measures taken by the Department to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States.
This study makes the United States government system - three branches with checks and balances - clear and understandable.
The foundation of democracy is the vote of the people. The history of voting in the United States and some of the interesting results are recapped in this book.