A User's Guide to Democracy

How America Works
 
 
Celadon Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 8. September 2020
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  • 240 Seiten
 
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978-1-250-77994-6 (ISBN)
 

From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio's Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively crash course in everything you should know about how the US government works.

Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are you sure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Have you been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20 years? Don't worry--you're not alone. The American government and its processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure.

Until now.

Within this book are the keys to knowing what you're talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It's the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you.

  • Englisch
Includes 133 black-and-white illustrations throughout
  • 62,66 MB
978-1-250-77994-6 (9781250779946)
Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy; illustrated by Tom Toro

Introduction

THE POWERS THAT BE
Chapter 1 The Legislative Branch
Chapter 2 The Executive Branch
Chapter 3 The Judicial Branch

STATES OF THE UNION
Chapter 4 Federalism
Chapter 5 Local Government

A GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE
Chapter 6 Elections and How They Work
Chapter 7 The Electoral College
Chapter 8 Political Parties
Chapter 9 Voting

THE DOCUMENTS
Chapter 10 The Declaration of Independence
Chapter 11 The Constitution
Chapter 12 The Bill of Rights
Chapter 13 The Amendments

THE ROBES
Chapter 14 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know
Chapter 15 Anticanon: Four Bad Supreme Court Decisions

A USER'S GUIDE
Chapter 16 How to Communicate With Your Legislators
Chapter 17 How to Lobby for What You Believe In
Chapter 18 How to Write A Bill
Chapter 19 How to Stage A Peaceful Protest
Chapter 20 How to Run for Office

APPENDIX
Pop Quiz!
Hail to the Chief: Presidential Fun Facts
The Constitution of The United States of America

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