U.S. Government: The Separation of Powers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302743
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302741
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The framers of the Constitution had consummate legal minds. Their desire for a government that would represent the needs of the many as well as the needs of a few led to the creation of a balanced government, which no other nation had formalized at that time. This thought-provoking series provides an exciting look into the three branches of the world's leading democratic government. Primary source documents and interpretations introduce readers to leaders, ideas, and legal principles at work. Readers will learn about presidential interplay, from George Washington to Barack Obama. Watershed Supreme Court cases such as Dred Scott v. Sanford will remain in the reader's mind long after the book is returned to the shelf.

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U.S. Government: The Separation of Powers: The Executive Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People  (ISBN-10: 161530066X | ISBN-13: 9781615300662)

The founders of the Constitution created the office of the President to be the Chief Executive of the United States, as well as an important figure the nation could turn to. This book covers the role and duties of the executive in the office of President, describing how those duties have changed and evolved throughout the history of the United States. There is also plenty of helpful information detailing the complicated election process, from the caucus to the Electoral College, helping to educate a new generation of voters about their impact on electing the next executive officer.

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U.S. Government: The Separation of Powers: The Judicial Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People  (ISBN-10: 1615300376 | ISBN-13: 9781615300372)

The system of courts in the United States serves to enforce the laws of the nation as well as act as a check to make sure the other branches of government obey the powers set forth by the Constitution. Through a series of landmark court cases, chronicled in this book with an explanation of their lasting impact, the judiciary has shaped the laws of the nation. In addition to the powers of the judiciary and information on important Supreme Court Justices, landmark cases such as Marbury v. Madison and Brown v. The Board of Education are covered.

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U.S. Government: The Separation of Powers: The Legislative Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People  (ISBN-10: 1615300678 | ISBN-13: 9781615300679)

The Legislative Branch, created by Article I of the Constitution, is comprised of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. This book not only studies the powers of the legislative branch and the organization of both houses of Congress, but also examines the legislative process and how a bill ultimately can become a law. This book gives readers a detailed look at how their government really works to both create and pass lasting legislation.

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