Description : The U.S. Constitution traces the complicated evolution of our nation's most important document. From its roots in English political history through the Magna Carta and the writings of John Locke to early colonial treaties such as the Mayflower Compact and the Articles of Confederation, this volume vividly documents the challenges and difficulties in securing the "blessings of liberty." Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests, answer key, bibliography, and bonus timeline included.
Description : A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t— Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher Dodd, both of whom met regularly with Robert G. Kaiser during the eighteen months they worked on the bill. In this compelling narrative, Kaiser shows how staffers play a critical role, drafting the legislation and often making the crucial deals. Kaiser’s rare insider access enabled him to illuminate the often-hidden intricacies of legislative enterprise and shows us the workings of Congress in all of its complexity, a clearer picture than any we have had of how Congress works best—or sometimes doesn’t work at all.
Description : In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy. In a new foreword for this edition, R. Douglas Arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. The book also contains a new preface by the author.
Description : How are the rules made? What is Congress' role? What are the differences between the two Houses? Students discover the answers as they participate in challenging activities, simulate a mock Congress and examine historical documents.
Description : Current Affairs February 2017 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent pattern of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by Jagranjosh.com . The topics for cover story, and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general knowledge sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. And the time duration of topics covered in magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of January 2017. Current Affairs February 2017 eBook It presents the comprehensive coverage of the events of current affairs which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of January 2017 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to national, international, economy, science & technology, environment & ecology is done in a way that fulfills the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The major topics included in the magazine for cover story are Everything about Budget, Idea of simultaneous elections in India, India’s new defense policy- 2014-16, the story of three parent baby, and Jallikattu Controversy. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Indian Post Payment Bank, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.
Description : THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW ‘A LIGHT FROM ABOVE’ SHAPED OUR NATION. Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot’s Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation’s history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text.
Description : Current Affairs has been proved as a major basis of the IAS Prelims Exam as well as of UPSC IAS Mains Exam and remained invisible in the question paper due to the evolving Pattern of the UPSC IAS Exam. The Questions of UPSC IAS Exam are mostly based on the issues happened in the recent period with their orientation towards the background and the causes and effects of the current events in the future. This eBook is a comprehensive coverage of the Current Affairs important from the point of view of IAS Prelims and covers the period from July 2016 to May 2017. This e-Book is well equipped for the Civil Services Exam and Indian Forest Service Prelims Exam and all the PCS exams. Besides, the eBook will also be useful for different types of competitive exams like SSC, Banking, LIC, Railway and all other competitive exams. This e-book is specifically made for the purpose of the IAS Prelims Exam 2016. We tried to ensure that this book filters out the unnecessary information and provides the most authentic and exam oriented current affairs news. This book covers the Current Events of National and International Importance with the detailed classification of the events for the ease of searching and understanding. This eBook is divided into eleven important sections. These sections are National, International, Economy, Environment, and Ecology, News from States, Discussion and Analysis. All the sections covered provide the detailed description of the news and events that made headlines. Representation of verified facts and figures along with fine-tuned analysis and comment makes the events easy to understand and perceive. The aspirants of competitive exams will definitely be benefitted by the content of the eBook. Key Points: The current affairs question bank has comprehensive coverage of important events happened during the whole year.The study material is very helpful for selective and smart study during the last leg of IAS preparation and it will help to save precious time for other subjects.The current affairs study material follows the latest and trending approaches of asking questions in IAS Prelims Exam.The study material- current affairs for IAS consists of 700 important questions related to social, political, economic, environmental and cultural events that took place in India and around the world from the month of August 2016 onwards until today.Every current affair quiz has in-depth explanation will help IAS aspirants to understand the related topics in detail.Overall, after solving current affairs quizzes, the IAS aspirants will be in a position to assess their own level of IAS preparation.
Description : This “fascinating” (Chicago Tribune), “lively” (The New York Times) history tells how the First Congress and the Washington administration created one of the most productive and far-reaching governments in American history—“gracefully written…and well worth reading” (The Wall Street Journal). The First Congress may have been the most important in American history because it established how our government would work. The Constitution was a broad set of principles that left undefined the machinery of government. Fortunately, far-sighted, brilliant, and determined men such as Washington, Madison, Adams, Hamilton, and Jefferson (and others less well known today) labored to create a functioning government. In The First Congress, award-winning author Fergus Bordewich brings to life the achievements of the First Congress: it debated and passed the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which we know as the Bill of Rights; admitted North Carolina and Rhode Island to the union when they belatedly ratified the Constitution, then admitted two new states, Kentucky and Vermont, establishing the procedure for admitting new states on equal terms with the original thirteen; chose the site of the national capital, a new city to be built on the Potomac; created a national bank to handle the infant republic’s finances; created the first cabinet positions and the federal court system; and many other achievements. But it avoided the subject of slavery, which was too contentious to resolve. The First Congress takes us back to the days when the future of our country was by no means assured and makes “an intricate story clear and fascinating” (The Washington Post).
Description : Gold, yes, but so much more! Students will be dazzled to discover that Fort Knox is also a military installation and a museum! Each topic includes background information, review questions and an answer key.
Description : This practical, down-to-earth approach to the law will be an important tool in your classroom. Included are questions and answers to explain the basic principles of law, criminal law, lawmaking, law enforcement, judging the law and constitutional law. Twenty-two hypothetical cases on topics of concern to young people give instruction in what the law says and invite student opinion and discussion.