The Speaker of the House of Representatives

Subject: Social Studies: Government  
Grade Level:  4th Grade & Up
Catalog #  SOCI22661
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Author: Bruce & Becky Durost Fish
Binding:  Hardback  
Copyright Year:  2001  
 


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Once considered more powerful than the president, the Speaker of the House has triggered many of the most momentous decisions in the history of the United States. From the country's entry into war to the impeachment of presi-dents, the Speaker of the House has played a pivotal role. Many individuals have shaped this prestigious office, often through political compromise and maneuvering. Young readers will enjoy learning more about the office and the many fascinating leaders who have held it.


From the start, Americans have regarded their government with a mixture of reliance and mistrust. The founders of the republic understood the importance of government. "If men were angels," observed the 51st Federalist Paper, "no government would be necessary." But men are not angels.

The delegates who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the Constitution had two purposes in mind: They wanted to establish a strong central authority and to limit that central authority's capacity to abuse its power.

The series YOUR GOVERNMENT: HOW IT WORKS provides an in-depth examination of our government and its processes and makes clear how our informed partici-pation is crucial to government's serving both the individual and the American people as a whole.



Other Books in the Your Government -- How it Works series
The Attorney General's Office
The Cabinet
The Central Intelligence Agency
The Drug Enforcement Administration
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
History of the Democrat Party
History of the Republican Party
History of Third Parties
The House of Representatives/a>
How a Bill is Passed
How to Become an Elected Official
The Impeachment Process
The Presidency
The Internal Revenue Service
The Secretary of State
The Senate
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
The Supreme Court
The U.S. Armed Forces
The U.S. Constitution
The Vice Presidency

 

 

 

 

 

 

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