United States Government: Democracy in Action © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12

United States Government: Democracy in Action provides a “behind-the-scenes” look at Washington never before available in any U.S. government program.

United States Government: Democracy in Action © 2010

Contents:

Unit 1- FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

  • Chapter 1 People & Government
  • Chapter 2 Origins of American Government
  • Chapter 3 The Constitution
  • Chapter 4 The Federal System


Unit 2- THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

  • Chapter 5 The Organization of Congress
  • Chapter 6 Development of Congressional Powers
  • Chapter 7 Congress at Work


Unit 3 - THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

  • Chapter 8 The Presidency
  • Chapter 9 Presidential Leadership
  • Chapter 10 The Federal Bureaucracy


Unit 4 - THE JUDICIAL BRANCH

  • Chapter 11 The Federal Court System
  • Chapter 12 Supreme Court Decision Making


Unit 5 - LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL

  • Chapter 13 Constitutional Freedoms
  • Chapter 14 Citizenship & Equal Justice
  • Chapter 15 Law in America


Unit 6 - PARTICIPATING IN GOVERNMENT

  • Chapter 16 Political Parties
  • Chapter 17 Elections & Voting
    • Voter’s Handbook
  • Chapter 18 Interest Groups & Public Opinion
  • Chapter 19 The Mass Media and the Internet


Unit 7 - PUBLIC POLICIES & POLICY

  • Chapter 20 Taxing & Spending
  • Chapter 21 Social & Domestic Policy
  • Chapter 22 Foreign Policy & Defense


Unit 8 - STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • Chapter 23 State Government
  • Chapter 24 Local Government


Unit 9 - POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

  • Chapter 25 Political Systems in Today’s World
  • Chapter 26 Development of Economic Systems

Reference Handbook

Glossary

Index