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Government in the Ancient World

Paul Challen, Hazel Richardson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196415

This amazing book provides a snapshot of systems of government used by various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about what a Chinese dynasty was, the invention of the idea of democracy in Greece, the role of a samurai warrior in Japan, and Mesopotamia's eye-for-an-eye system of ancient justice.

What Is a Democracy?

Sue Bright-Moore (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196255

This interesting book describes the characteristics of a democracy, a political system in which the government's power comes from its citizens. Democratic governments around the world are featured to show examples of direct and representative democracy, how elections work, and the different checks and balances put in place to avoid the so-called "tyranny of the majority."

What Is a Dictatorship?

Sarah B. Boyle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196262

This fascinating book describes the characteristics of a dictatorship, a political system in which an individual has absolute power to rule without the consent of citizens. Dictatorships throughout history are featured to show examples of how these individuals attained their positions, either by force or by inheritance, why laws and constitutions do not constrain a dictator's actions, and how every aspect of citizens' lives can be regulated under this system.

What Is a Monarchy?

Margaret R. Mead (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196279

This intriguing book describes the characteristics of a monarchy, a political system in which political power (usually inherited) rests with a monarch-a king or queen. Today, only six nations around the world are termed absolute monarchies in which the monarch has complete power. Other nations that have monarchs as heads of state are called constitutional monarchies because the monarch's role is only ceremonial. Monarchies throughout history are featured to show examples of succession within a royal family, the extent of the monarch's governing power, and the monarch's ceremonial duties.

What Is a Theocracy?

Sarah B. Boyle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196286

This interesting book describes the characteristics of a theocracy, a political system in which a deity, or god, is considered to be the supreme ruler of the state. Religion plays the central role in governing, and representatives who govern are considered to be divinely guided. Theocratic governments around the world are featured to show examples of the relationship between church and state, how representatives are selected, and how laws are determined and enforced.

Famous People of the War of 1812

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197313

The War of 1812 resulted in a surging sense of nationalism for both the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at the achievements of the military leaders and other key figures involved in the conflict during this time of nation-building. Brief biographies give details of their lives and describe the actions of such long-remembered heroes of the war as American President James Madison, Commodore Oliver Perry, General Andrew Jackson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Salaberry, Major General Isaac Brock, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and Laura Secord.

Major Battles of the War of 1812

Gordon Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197320

Pivotal battles waged before, during, and after the War of 1812 are detailed in this fascinating book. Battles between the United States and the British and Canadians saw gains and losses of territory for both sides, all of which proved to be only temporary. For the Native Indians who fought on each side, the result was the loss of their land and autonomy. Famous battles highlighted include those at sea: the USS Constitution vs the Guerriere, the USS Lawrence in the Battle of Lake Erie, and the capture of the USS Chesapeake; and on landthe Battle of Tippecanoe before the war, the Battle of Queenston Heights, and the Battle of New Orleans which took place after the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed ending the war.

The Legacy of the War of 1812

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197337

Fought during a period of nation-building in North America, the War of 1812 helped cement America's sovereignty as a nation and Canada's sense of national pride at having successfuly repelled an invasion. This intriguing book helps readers understand the significance and long-term effects of the War of 1812 after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent ended hostilities in 1815. In the United States, these included the creation of heroes, the birth of a national anthemThe Star-Spangled Banner, and the reneging on treaties which destroyed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh's dream of an Indian confederacy; in Canada, it was prosperity through British war chests and a bonding of the provinces through a common foe.

What Caused the War of 1812?

Sally Isaacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197344

In 1812, the Napoleonic Wars in far-off Europe began a chain of actions that would lead the United States into war against Britain and its colonies in Canada in the New World. This fascinating book reveals how U.S. president James Madison declared war on Britain for harming U.S. trade with Europe by naval blockade, for impressing U.S. citizens into the service of the British Royal Navy, for siding with Native Americans against the U.S., and for standing in the way of American expansion to the north into Canada.

Counting Our People

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797567

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.

Benjamin Franklin

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987554

Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. His mind was constantly working to make things better for the colonists both before and after independence. Franklin was also a great writer, and he contributed to both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Homeland Security

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797574

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.

World War II U.S. Homefront

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377112

This book relays the factual details of the U.S. homefront during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a female bomber plant worker, an African-American worker, and a Japanese-American business owner. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Creation of the U.S. Constitution

Roberta Baxter (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377068

This book relays the factual details of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a serving girl at a Pennsylvania boardinghouse, a law clerk in the state of Virginia, and an apprentice printer. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

Monarchy

Jane Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158925

The first monarchies date back to about the time civilization began. Many existing monarchies have survived for centuries. The monarchy of Great Britain is more than 1,000 years old. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Statue of Liberty

Thomas Owens, Diana Helmer (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993925

France wanted to show its support of American democracy by giving the country a gift for the centennial. This gift would become the Statue of Liberty. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Washington Is Burning! The War of 1812

Alvin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158963

Begins with a factual overview of the War of 1812 and then continues with a fictional story centering on Sophie Turner and her father. The Turners are slaves owned by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Ancient Governments

Nancy Shniderman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158895

This book discusses several ancient civilizations and their forms of government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993956

This book discusses the Vietnam War, its effects on America, and how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Socialism and Communism

Nancy Shniderman, Sue Hurwitz (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993857

Socialism developed as a reaction to the capitalistic ideals of competition and profit. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels created a communist form of socialism in which the change would take place quickly. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Feudalism

Jane Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993673

At the start of the Middle Ages, governments were practically nonexistent. Leaders couldn't organize their subjects or protect their borders. Feudalism evolved to bring the leaders and nobility together. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Democracy

Sue Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993628

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.

Elections & Political Parties

Carol Parenzan Smalley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993642

This book looks at the political parties, the democratic process, and elections in the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Executive Branch

Carol Parenzan Smalley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993666

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.

Natural Disasters

John Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992881

This book takes a scientific look at natural disasters around the world. Reading Essentials in Science.