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Separation of powers : the importance of checks and balances

Author: Jack Reader
Publisher: New York : PowerKids Press, 2018.
Series: Spotlight on civic action
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the Founding Fathers drew up the Constitution, they envisioned a system of government in which no single person had all the power. In this fact-filled book, readers will learn about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Students will learn what each branch does and how they work together to keep our country running through a system of checks and balances. Primary sources  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Electronic books
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reader, Jack.
Separation of powers.
New York : PowerKids Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017031621
(OCoLC)1000297823
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Reader
ISBN: 9781508164784 1508164789
OCLC Number: 1018455693
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Dividing power --
Colonial roots --
Great political thinkers --
The U.S. constitution --
Breaking down the branches --
Executive branch --
Legislative branch --
Judicial branch --
Separation of powers in France --
Governments of the world.
Series Title: Spotlight on civic action
Responsibility: Jack Reader.

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When the Founding Fathers drew up the Constitution, they envisioned a system of government in which no single person had all the power. In this fact-filled book, readers will learn about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Students will learn what each branch does and how they work together to keep our country running through a system of checks and balances. Primary sources enrich the text and bring history to life. Students will enjoy learning about this important early elementary social studies subject.

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