When Kids Have Questions about the
U.S. Government—B.E.S. has the Answers

How the U.S. Government Works
. . . and how it all comes together to make a nation
3rd Edition

Syl Sobel

ISBN 978-1-4380-1163-9
$7.99, Can$9.99
Paperback,48 pp.
7" x 9 1/4"
(Ages 8–10)

Praise for Previous Editions

"For a simple, straightforward explanation of the election process,
this book is hard to beat."—
The Boston Herald

Author Syl Sobel has a special talent for translating the complex functions of the United States government into attention-catching facts and interesting anecdotes that inspire kids to participate in lively classroom activities and discussions.

The book explains the federal system as it works in the United States today. It also discusses why the framers of the Constitution created the U.S. government in the 18th century and the purposes it was designed to serve. Described are the Legislative branch, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives; the Executive branch, headed by the President with the Cabinet members; and the Judicial branch, comprised of the Supreme Court of the United States and the lower federal courts throughout the nation. This edition has been revised for classroom and home use with more curriculum-aligned vocabulary and an expanded glossary; discussion questions; and a new resource guide. Young readers will learn how officials are elected or appointed and the work various government agencies do for the people�s benefit. A complex process is explained in interesting terms that young readers can comprehend.

This brand-new edition with, added facts and stories, will keep kids interested—and will keep them turning the pages.

About the Author:
Syl Sobel
, J.D., is the former Director of Publications and Media for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books about the American government all published by B.E.S. His other works include Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts, The U.S. Constitution and You, The Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence


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