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The Attorney General's Office

 

Category: Social Studies: Government

 

Grade Level: 4th Grade & Up


Author:
Daniel E. Harmon

 

Copyright/published Year: 2001 by Chelsea House

 

ISBN: 0791059952

 

Binding: Hardback


Description:
The attorney general serves the United States in various ways. This appointed official oversees everything from prosecuting those who have violated federal law to defending the nation in legal matters.

Since the administration of America's first president, George Washington, the attorney general has been the country's highest-ranking law enforcement official. The Attorney General's Office looks at this important post by examining the citizens who have held it, including Robert Kennedy and Janet Reno.


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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