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The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System

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If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. "The Everything American Government Book" unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active ro ...more
ebook, 322 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Adams Media Corporation (first published January 1st 2004)
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Alex Timberman
Few months ago, in Time magazine, I read a frightening statistic. Most Americans can’t name the three branches of our Government. I hope that’s untrue, but this book would go a long way in helping many to understand how it all works.

There are already too many resources out there to understand American Government, but this book simplified everything in a succinct and entertaining way. I can’t ask for more. I reviewed a lot, clarified a lot of stuff I should already know, and learned a lot of new
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Mark
Aug 10, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good overview that will help many people.
Joseph
Nov 30, 2009 Joseph rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
I sacked this one and sold it to Powell's. It was a rather informative book but I really can't stand the format in which the information is presented. Same problem I have with Idiot's guides and the like.... guess I should stop buying these and hoping the subject matter is interesting enough that I'll overlook the presentation style.
Jim Bouchard
Dec 31, 2010 Jim Bouchard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before you engage in your next political argument read this! Very accessible, easy read yet thorough.
Beth
Nov 25, 2010 Beth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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