Citizenship depends on knowledge
What could be more important than learning about government? United States citizens need to stay informed, know their rights, and be involved. It’s basic to a democratic system. The updated United States Government goes beyond planting the seed for citizen participation. This comprehensive text explores the origins and development of our government, the history of political parties, and branches of government. The timely topics of voting, results of the 2004 election, foreign policy, terrorism, economics, and the media’s role are covered in detail.
United States Government is designed to appeal to students. Colorful graphics, charts, biographies, vocabulary, and study tips motivate learning. Throughout, students are encouraged to relate government to their own lives with these added sidebars: Civics Connection, Did You Know?, Government in Your Life, and Writing About Government.