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The Secretary of Labor (America's Leaders Series)
     

The Secretary of Labor (America's Leaders Series)

by Scott Ingram
 
The secretary of labor is the president's chief adviser on issues relating to American workers. The secretary's main responsibilities are to American workers on the job, unemployed workers, and workers who have retired. To fulfill these responsibilities, the secretary oversees a department that has branched into 18 different sections since 1913 to serve the needs of

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The secretary of labor is the president's chief adviser on issues relating to American workers. The secretary's main responsibilities are to American workers on the job, unemployed workers, and workers who have retired. To fulfill these responsibilities, the secretary oversees a department that has branched into 18 different sections since 1913 to serve the needs of American workers.

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Children's Literature
This entry in the "America's Leaders" series takes readers up to the end of George W. Bush's first term by describing this cabinet-level job in a clear-cut format, which begins with how and why the particular job came to be. Chapters include the job of the leader, where he or she works, who can become a cabinet official, and several examples of those who have held the position acting in a real crisis (e.g., Francis Perkins, the first woman to serve in any cabinet position and her role in World War II under Roosevelt). Back matter includes an average day, a pocket sketch and photographs of past secretaries (including many women who have held this position), and a glossary. Websites, more children's books to consult, captioned full color photos, and boxed "USA Facts" also support the reader or report writer. It is a good source of information and condensed without sounding dry. Middle school readers who have already a basic understanding of American history will gain from this, but the format would appeal to other older readers who wish to learn more about the government. 2004, Blackbirch Press, Ages 10 to 14.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567119619
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
America's Leaders Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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