The United States Congress and the Legislative Branch

The United States Congress and the Legislative Branch

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by Tony Zurlo
     
 

Every year the two chambers of the United States Congress meet to discuss, propose and vote on laws that will govern the lives of Americans. Read and learn about the structure and responsibilities of the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

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Every year the two chambers of the United States Congress meet to discuss, propose and vote on laws that will govern the lives of Americans. Read and learn about the structure and responsibilities of the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6�8—Each title begins with a real-life example of a specialized branch of government at work. President opens with an account of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Supreme Court gives an account of why the Court got involved in the 2000 presidential race. Starting each title this way puts the powers, privileges, and pitfalls of each aspect of government in historical context. More real-life examples appear throughout. Photographs, some in color and some in black and white, have different levels of relevancy. The two-page aerial photo of the immense National Security Agency headquarters (Security Agencies) adds intrigue with its cryptic caption about the unknown number of employees, while the two-page publicity photo of President Johnson and his wife sitting on a bench in a sunny field seems pointless (Congress). The writing is accessible, and the organization and source notes are impeccable. Overall, these are great choices for middle-school students.Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781464401725
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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