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The U.s. Presidency
Contributor(s): McAuliffe, Bill
ISBN: 1628322721     ISBN-13: 9781628322729
Publisher: Creative Paperbacks Inc
    OUR PRICE: $14.40  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: February 2017
Annotation: In the United States, ours is a government "of the people, by the people, for the people," according to Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. But how did the federal and state branches of government get to be so complex—and why did a separation of powers evolve in the first place? Aiming to demystify many of these issues in terms modern students can understand, By the People examines the history of American government, making use of maps, charts, call-outs, and other infographic-packed features to spotlight memorable facts and bolster the surrounding narrative. "We the People" sidebars provide biographical sketches of key figures, from senators and presidents to justices and mayors. A historical survey of the United States presidency, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role as executive and influential presidents such as Andrew Jackson.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Presidents; United States; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 973.09/9
LCCN: 2015039276
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: By the People
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 8.00" W x 0.25" (0.15 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 186210
Reading Level: 7.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring)
These six clearly written and attractive primers on American government focus on the history, influential officeholders, political ideology, purpose, and structure of institutions at the federal, state, and local level. Sidebars, illustrations, and charts add color and context to the accurate and overall non-partisan texts. Websites. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers the following By the People titles: The Presidential Cabinet, State and Local Government, The U.S. House of Representatives, The U.S. Presidency, The U.S. Senate, and The U.S. Supreme Court.] Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.