This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to implementation. Engaging photographs and a timeline support each step in the process, from British rule through the Boston Tea Party, early Revolutionary War and declaring independence. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from the idea to implementation. Engaging photographs and a timeline support each step in the process, from thinking of an idea for a new law through writing a bill, getting it passed by Congress and getting the president to sign it into law. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to implementation. Engaging photographs and a timeline support each step in the process, from the creation of the Constitution through the writing of the Bill of Rights and the importance of these rights today. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from immigrating to the United States, applying for a green card, and becoming a naturalzied citizen. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step in the citizenship process, from first arrival in the U.S. through the application process, interview and final ceremony. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
Readers follow along on a day in the life of a police officer as a young girl pretends to be a law enforcement officer while on a walk with her dad. Includes a glossary and an activity.
How does a young peanut farmer grow into one of the most influential people on the planet? Well, why don't you ask the 39th president of the United States? Jimmy Carter made the spectacular leap from the fields, to a U.S. naval submarine, then all the way to the White House. But he wasn't done changing the world after he left the Oval Office. Jimmy and Rosalynn's Carter Center has been a beacon of humanitarian aid around the world. From eradicating disease, to helping countries establish and strengthen democracies, this former president has earned his Nobel Peace Prize. Learn all about Jimmy's spectacular journey as a president, humanitarian, and more.
From sit-ins at lunch counters to sit-ins on the Congress floor, marching in Selma to marching though the halls of the Capitol, John Lewis fought for what he believed in. The incredible civil rights activist had plenty of experience under his belt by the time he stood in front of a quarter of a million people as the youngest leader of the March on Washington. John continued on with the same passion as he turned to create change from within the government. The conscious of the congress continued to advocate for the freedom and safety of all. Learn all about the incredible life of this congressman and civil rights hero.
Record-breaking author, beloved First Lady, and strong mother, Michelle Obama is a powerhouse. Coming from humble beginnings, this girl from the South Side of Chicago excelled in school. After a couple of years practicing law, Michelle left to follow her passions to help improve the lives of those in her hometown of Chicago. She made her mark on the White House as a First Lady dedicated to the health of children, the lives of veterans, and the education of girls. And it seems that there's nothing stopping her from accomplishing even more in her life after the White House. Learn all about Michelle's spectacular life as an advocate, role model, and more.
Long-serving congressman, Vice President, and now President. Joe Biden’s journey to the highest position in the land has been long and winding. As a child, he didn’t let his stutter stop him from success; as a senator, he carried on despite personal heartbreak; and now, as president, we’ll see all this man can do. Learn about the spectacular life of America’s 46th president.
Joshua Wong was born in Hong Kong less than one year before China took back control of the city from the United Kingdom. While the handover was peaceful, Hong Kong’s citizens lost their right to fully democratic elections. Joshua's leadership as an activist came to international attention in 2014, during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The protest became known as the Umbrella Movement. Although Joshua and his student organization called Scholarism promoted peaceful protest, he was jailed for his participation. Undiscouraged, Joshua continues to advocate for full and free elections in Hong Kong. He has been the subject of a documentary called Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, and has been recognized for his work with many awards including TIME magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens.
Sojourner Truth was born to slaves. She had no choice. But when she grew to be a young mother herself, she ran away with her child looking for freedom. She used her voice to speak for all slaves wanting to be free.
Daniel Inouye was born in Hawaii to parents who came from Japan. He had a happy life as a child until 1941 when the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor in his hometown. As war broke out, Daniel's life changed forever. He fought in the U.S. Army against the Japanese and then went on to serve Hawaii and his country in the U.S. Senate.
Civics lessons are always timely, always important, and often very complicated. And despite the easy banter in today's media, many adult Americans are still in the dark when it comes to knowing their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society. So how do we help our youngest citizens to understand this important information in ways that make sense? This streamlined ABC approach uses poetry and colorful artwork to explain the basic building blocks of America's democratic system of government, from its earliest beginnings to how it works in today's world. From amendments and elections to Congress and our Constitution, E is for Everyone! Every Vote and Every Voice: A Democracy Alphabet helps make our system of government understandable for young readers. Back matter provides further explanation for key concepts such as the Bill of Rights, Founding Fathers, and branches of government.
Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government – Shirley Chisholm!
Meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. From the TV show that inspired her career to today's Supreme Court rulings and everything in between, Sonia Sotomayor has always been determined to do what is right and fair for all.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ahead of her time--so she decided to pave the way. Now, the Supreme Court Justice helps make decisions that impact all Americans. How did she get there? Read this book to find out!
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to ever serve in the United States Congress. Explore how this changemaker made a name for herself on her way to Capitol Hill.
The vice president is second-in-command to the president of the United States! This important leader has many duties, including taking over the role of the president! In this book, beginning readers will discover what this important job is all about through leveled text and interesting photos. Special features highlight how the vice president works with other branches of government, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers a question.
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land! The nine Supreme Court justices study the Constitution to make sure laws are fair. Their rulings guide all other courts throughout the United States. In this title, leveled text and interesting photos introduce beginning readers to the nation’s highest court. Added features show how the branches of government work together, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers to answer a thought-provoking question.
The Senate is a part of Congress that has 100 members. Every state elects two senators to represent its people. In this title, leveled text and matching photos show beginning readers what the Senate is, what Senators do, and why these congresspeople have such an important job. Added features show how the branches of government work together, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers to answer a thought-provoking question.
The president is the leader of the United States! This person is tasked with making important decisions for the nation. In this text, leveled text and relevant photos introduce beginning readers to the basics about the duties of this civil servant. Special features include a job requirements graphic, a chart showing the branches of government, and a question for readers to consider.
Order in the court! The judge settles the argument. Time for the next case! This book for beginning readers uses leveled text and bright photos to introduce the important work of judges. Readers will learn what judges do, where judges work, and what it takes to be a good judge. Additional features such as a skills graphic, a gear graphic, and a picture glossary add even more to this interesting title!
The House of Representatives is an important branch of Congress. Its 435 members represent the people of the United States! The pages of this low-level title for beginning readers define this part of government, outline its important duties, and sum up why representatives are important to the community. Features highlight job requirements, how parts of government work together, and a question for readers to consider.
All 50 states have a leader called the governor. But who can be a governor, and what does a governor do? Each state has different qualifications, and each governor has different duties. In this title,leveled text introduces beginning readers to the basic duties and roles of this important position. Informative features include a graphic showing off the “must haves” for the job, a chart showing how the branches of government work together, and more!
When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job--from his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his days on the University of Michigan football team and in the Navy to his many years representing the Great Lakes State in congress. In Truth and Honor learn what made Gerald Ford the right man for the job. Backmatter includes a letter from the Ford family and a timeline.