From the Continental Congress to the Iowa Caucus, Everything You Need to Know About US Politics
Author: Kathleen Sears
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
All you need to know about elections, politics, and government! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of government into tedious discourse that would put even the president to sleep. American Government 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn. From the backstory of the Constitution to the institution of the Electoral College, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts to help you learn about how the government of the United States actually works. So whether you want to learn about how policies and laws are created, or just want to become a better-informed voter, American Government 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Like everyone else these days, young people often find themselves having political disagreements with those who matter most to them: family and friends. This encouraging and helpful book gives readers practical advice and sympathetic support for dealing with those uncomfortable situations. Readers will learn how to express their beliefs and opinions without alienating those they love, and how to listen and potentially learn from people with whom they disagree. Examples of real people dealing with the problem, a collection of myths and facts, and 10 questions for an expert round out the text.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)