About America: How the U.S. is Governed
by George Clack
Publisher: Braddock Communications 2005
Number of pages: 40
This joint publication of the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs and Braddock Communications presents a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of the various levels of and institutions related to government in the U.S. 'How the United States Is Governed' describes how federal, state, and local governments are elected, how they operate, and how the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government relate under the U.S. constitutional system.
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