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Government on File

by Tomaselli-Moschovitis, Valerie A

  • ISBN: 9780816035601
  • ISBN10: 0816035601

Government on File

by Tomaselli-Moschovitis, Valerie A

  • List Price: $185.00
  • Binding: Ring-bound
  • Publisher: Facts on File
  • Publish date: 02/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780816035601
  • ISBN10: 0816035601
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Description: On File "TM" is our award-winning collection of visual reference materials. Each On File "TM" depicts complex subjects in a way that both engages and informs students and researchers. These flexible resources fit into every curriculum.
-- Instructors can use the pages for handouts, overheads, posters, and testing.
-- Students can use them as quick sources of information, to reference curriculum topics, or to supplement their essays and reports.
-- On Files "TM" are available in either binder or electronic format.
-- All of the maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations are designed in clean black-and-white graphics and are printed on sturdy pages.
-- Pages are housed in durable three-ring binders.
-- Replacement pages are available if they are lost or stolen.

A Guide to Government, the American Political System, and Citizenship

Based on the National Standards for Civics and Government and major state curricula, this concise and complete resource guides students through a topic that every citizen needs to understand. Coverage begins with an introduction to the basics of government -- what it is, why it exists, its various forms, and much more. From this framework, Government On File "TM" explores:
-- Federal, state, and local governments: structure, function, and daily reality
-- Duties of every elected official
-- Functions of various committees
-- Policies and policy making
-- Citizenship: privileges and responsibilities
-- International relations
-- Economics.

Government On File "TM" also includes an index of important government and government-related web sites.

Partial Table of Contents:

Introduction to the United StatesGovernment

Definition of a Nation

Purposes of Government

Principles of United States Democracy

Structure and Function of United States Government:
-- Legislative Branch
-- Executive Branch
-- Judicial Branch

Citizenship, Civil Liberties, and Civic Responsibilities

Legal and Illegal Aliens

Voting Influences and Patterns

Campaign Finance

Policy-Making at the National Level

Public Problems and Public Policy

Actors in the Policy-Making Process

State and Local Government

Amending State Constitutions

The Job of Governors

State Budgets: Sources of Income

County Government

International and Economic Perspectives

Global Arena and Economic Development

Global Security Issues

The Workings of the Market System

Development of Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism

Appendix 1: United States Constitution

Appendix 2: Amendments to the United States Constitution


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