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This title examines democracy in world history from its birthplace in Athens, Greece to the creation of modern democracies such as those in the United States, Germany, and Pakistan. Other types of government are compared and contrasted, as are the properties of the free market economy. The rights and responsibilities of the people under a democratic government are also examined. Influences such as Greek philosophers Aristotle, Plato, Ecclesia, and Pericles as well as more modern leaders such as George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson are discussed. Important events such as the American Revolution and French Revolution are included as are important documents such as the Magna Carta, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Important works such as The Republic The Federalist Papers, and Democracy in America are introduced and the foundations of a strong democracy such as voting, jury duty, and inalienable rights are covered. Exploring World Governments is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
BISACS JNF043000, JNF030000, JNF025000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781617147906, 9781617840760
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 321.8
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1130
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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Exploring World Governments – Library Media Connection

This informative series explains the need for government and introduces exemplars of various forms. The writing is clear and attractive layouts use pictures and sidebars. Recommended.

Exploring World Governments – School Library Journal

As a collection, these books cover their topics in depth, including historical global background on each type of government. They have balanced viewpoints that reference specific periods and current figures. . . . The volumes are informative and succinct, without overloading readers with extraneous facts. The authors consistently discuss how any given type of government impacts that country’s relationships with its neighbors and the world and investigate how it impacts the lives of its citizens, in both positive and negative ways. The material is up-to-the-minute and conveys the overall sense that governments are always in flux.

Author: Sue Vander Hook