All levels of our legal system are described, from the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court to local judges, courts, juries, and law enforcement agencies.
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
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.
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.
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.
There are many opportunities for people to make a difference, such as delivering meals to the elderly or volunteering with United Way or the Red Cross. This book encourages people to help out where they can.
The importance of the democratic election system is highlighted and people are encouraged to vote.