The Handy Civics Answer Book: How to Be a Good Citizen (Handy Answer Books) (Paperback)

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Citizenship Unleashed: Nurturing Democracy and Strengthening America Delve into the essence of citizenship and the part we play in the functioning of our government with this enlightening guide

From rights and responsibilities to creating the Constitution and the shape of the government, citizens have a central role in the governance of the United States. A vital guide that explores the duties and responsibilities of an American citizen, The Handy Civics Answer Book: How to Be a Good Citizen also explains the three branches of government and the political processes that influence their functioning. From intriguing historical tidbits to the intricate inner workings of the law, this book is a treasure trove of civics knowledge. This illuminating book answers more than 600 of the most intriguing questions about civics, citizenship, and the government, including ...

What does the Declaration of Independence say?
What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
How did the Constitutional Convention delegates deal with the issue of slavery?
Who actually wrote the U.S. Constitution?
What were the Federalist Papers?
What are the Powers of Congress?
Why did the Framers want to limit the powers of Congress?
What are the duties of the president of the United States?
What is the presidential oath?
How was the U.S. Supreme Court created?
Can Supreme Court justices be impeached?
What is the Bill of Rights?
What rights do citizens possess?
What are some leading civic responsibilities?
What legal duties may only citizens perform?
What does a citizen need to do to vote?
How does one become a U.S. citizen?
What is the Oath of Allegiance?
What does the U.S. Constitution say about state government?
Who funds public schooling in the United States?
Do state governments have police powers?

Whether through the vote, exercising our free speech rights, defending our country, serving on a jury, respecting laws, staying informed, or respecting the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others, The Handy Civics Answer Book will arm you with the knowledge you need to be an informed and active participant in the democratic process. This compelling resource to Washington, governance, and civic duties is ideal for anyone interested in American politics and government or who is simply seeking to become a more engaged citizen. With more than 120 photos, this tome is richly illustrated. It's helpful bibliography provides sources for further exploration, and an extensive index adds to its usefulness.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781578598113
ISBN-10: 1578598117
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Handy Answer Books