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Friendly Foes: A Look at Political Parties
     

Friendly Foes: A Look at Political Parties

by Elaine Landau
 

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Gr 4-6-Each book presents factual, easy-to-read information. Content is good, although pages are busy with patterned sidebars, varying typefaces, and black-and-white and color illustrations and photographs. Making Laws poses the question: What if kids want to ban school on Fridays? Donovan takes readers through the entire process of how that idea might turn into a legislative bill that could become a law. Protecting America includes an introduction to the armed forces, Border Patrol, FBI, CIA, FEMA, bioterrorism, and the work of embassies overseas. With a post-September 11 slant, this volume offers current, well-organized material. Friendly Foes traces the history of the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S. The chapter on differences between them, including issues of spending, taxes, gun control, and the role of government, is especially clear. A final chapter deals with minority parties throughout history. Overall, students will find these titles worthwhile.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780822513490
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
How Government Works Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,200,971
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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