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HYGTED BY THE
D STATES OF AMERICA

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CONTENTS

Chapter

Foreword

Note on the use of words_..

1. The groups to which we belong-

2. How we qualify for group membership----

3. Ways in which all our groups are somewhat alike (1)---

4. Ways in which all our groups are somewhat alike (2).

5. The advantages and obligations of group membership-----

6. How the American colonists defended their freedom and started a

new nation---

7. How a new constitution was planned and adopted_----

8. Establishing the Constitution, which gave a central government to

our Nation

9. How our Constitution has grown----

10. Some rights and opportunities of group life in the United States...

11. Giving our Government the authority needed for its work.-

12. How the people make their wishes known by voting---

13. How the people form their opinions before voting--

c. 14. The objectives of our city governments---

15. How our city governments are organized and operated.

16. The objectives and organization of our other local governments_-

17. The objectives of our State governments..

18. How our State governments are organized.-

19. The objectives of our National (Federal) Government -

20. How our National (Federal) Government is organized : The Legisla-

tive Branch (1)--

21. How our National (Federal) Government is organized : The Legisla-

tive Branch (2)-

22. How our National (Federal) Government is organized : The Presi.

dency

23. How our National (Federal) Government is organized : The Execu-

tive Departments (1)-------

24. How our National (Federal) Government is organized: The Execu-

tive Departments (2)----

25. How our National (Federal) Government is organized : The Judi-

cial Branch.---

26. How we pay for our Government--

27. How our Government units work together-----

28. Some of the ways in which our Government units cooperate with

and keep contact with groups of citizens--

29. Some basic principles of the United States Government: (1) Princi-

ples of government organization in our democracy-

30. Some basic principles of the United States Government: (2) Princi-

ples of the Government's relationship to the citizen.--

Declaration of Independence----

Constitution of the United States of America--

Glossary-

Index

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ILLUSTRATIONS Figure

Page 1. The Statue of Liberty

IX 2. Map: The United States of America..

Facing 1 3. Our different kinds of groups---

4 4. Our Government groups_

7 5. Work project: Improvements in my community

26 6. Basic factors in group living

34 7. Obligations to our groups-

41 8. Why we must have taxes in a democracy-

44 9. Work project: Obligations as group members.

46 10. Some of our first settlers.--

51 11. The signers of the Declaration of Independence.

57 12. The old Liberty Bell -----

59 13. Examples which guided the “Fathers" of our Constitution -

69 14. Ratification of the National Constitution.--

77 15. The objectives of our National Government: Preamble of the Constitution

80 16. The Federal system.

82 17. Our "Ladder of laws".

85 18. Four ways of amending our National Constitution---

89 19. The Constitution and its growth by amendments: The Constitution -

91 20. The Constitution and its growth by amendments: Amendments 1 to 10_ 92 21. The Constitution and its growth by amendments: Amendments 11 to 21.

93 22. Development of our National Constitution by informal methods-

96 23. Map: The United States of America.-

98 24. Some important rights of our citizens.

107 25. The right to vote..--

115 26. Final authority in the Government of the United States.

123 27. The people delegate authority---

126 28. Delegated powers in the Federal system.-

127 29. The Government units which represent the people--

131 30. The voters elect many representatives.

140 31. The organization of each major political party-

142 32. Ways in which our political parties serve the people..

143 33. Our citizens must use good judgment in forming their opinions--

149 34. The mayor-council form of city government organization -

167 35. The commission form of city government organization

169 36. The city-manager form of city government organization.

171 37. Work project: Problems of my city---

173 38. The county-manager plan of organization.

184 39. Work project: My county officials----

185 40. How the organization of government in cities, States, and the Nation is much alike----

201 41. Work project: A study of our National and State Constitutions.- 210 42. Work project: The lawmaking branch of the State government-

212 43. Work project: The executive branch of the State government--

214 44. Work project: Objectives of government agencies and units--

224 45. The legislative branch of our National Government

228 46. The voters send representatives to Washington.--

232 47. Our National Capitol.--

234 48. Make-up of our National Congress

236

Figure
49. The President of the United States ---
50. The executive branch of our National Government.
51. The President and his 10 executive departments -
52. The judicial branch of our National Government---
53. We must pay for the services of our Government-
54. Work project: Taxes and things we get for our taxes_-
55. Flag of the United States ---
56. The American's creed..
57. Work project: Services of Government units -----
58. The strong foundations of the United States Government
59. The principle of checks and balances---
60. Some basic principles of our Government--

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