Electing Our Government

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The affable weatherman from ABC's Good Morning America offers an engaging and informative look at the electoral process. Electing Our Government is an invaluable guide to the American political process at the local, state, and national levels, fro everyone from the armchair political spectator to those who want to get actively involved. Photos.
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Overview

The affable weatherman from ABC's Good Morning America offers an engaging and informative look at the electoral process. Electing Our Government is an invaluable guide to the American political process at the local, state, and national levels, fro everyone from the armchair political spectator to those who want to get actively involved. Photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312143244
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/6/1996
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Sect. 1 Meet Your Government - How Government Is Organized and Who Does What 1
Ch. 1 Your Government Is Unique 3
Ch. 2 Meet Your Federal Government 15
Ch. 3 Meet Your State Government 33
Ch. 4 Meet Your Local Government 45
Sect. 2 Join the Party - The Role of Parties and How You Can Get Involved 59
Ch. 5 A Short History of Political Parties in America 61
Ch. 6 What Is the Structure of Political Parties and What Do They Do? 77
Ch. 7 How to Get Involved in Party Politics 87
Sect. 3 Running for Office - Getting on the Ballot and Winning the Election 101
Ch. 8 Who Runs for Office and Why You Should Run 103
Ch. 9 A Step-by-Step Guide for Getting on the Ballot 113
Ch. 10 How Are Campaigns Financed? 125
Ch. 11 Billboards Or Bumper Stickers? - How Campaigns Are Organized and Conducted 135
Sect. 4 The Big Show - Everything You Want to Know About the Race for the Oval Office 149
Ch. 12 Do You Really Want to be President? A Step-by-Step Explanation of the Most Expensive and Grueling Process in American Life 151
Ch. 13 Primaries and Caucuses - Weeding Out the Contenders 161
Ch. 14 The National Conventions - A Behind-the-Scenes Look 173
Ch. 15 You Take the High Road, I'll Take the Low Road - The Changing Process of Presidential Campaigning 183
Ch. 16 An Armchair Companion to Election Night - Key Facts to Watch for and a Scorecard to Track Winners and Losers 193
State Political Profiles 206
The Constitution of the United States 215
Glossary 233
Index 238
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