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A user's guide to Democracy : how America works / Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy ; illustrated by Tom Toro.

Capodice, Nick, (author.). McCarthy, Hannah, (author.). Toro, Tom, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781250751843
  • ISBN: 1250751845
  • Physical Description: x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Celadon Books, 2020.

Contents / Notes

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.
Summary, etc.:
"From the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio's Civics 101 and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Democracy > United States.
Political participation > United States.
United States > Politics and government.

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